|John McInally demands action|
By New Worker correspondent
AROUND 120 trade union activists gathered for a protest rally outside the House of Commons while the Tory anti-trade union Bill passed through its third reading.
Speakers at the rally included John McInally from the civil service union PCS, Ian Lawrence, general secretary of the National Association of Probation Officers, Ronnie Draper of the bakers’ union BFAWU, Stene Gillan, general secretary of the Prison Officers Association, Dr Yannis Gourtsoyannis of the British Medical Association, John McDonnell Shadow Chancellor and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.
They all called for stronger trade union unity against the Tory onslaught on union rights and there was a lot of passionate criticism of the TUC for its failure to give a strong lead in this battle.
New Worker 13th November 2015