For Bernard Ingham to state that we should ban strikes isn’t just a ridiculous, silly idea its an attack on workers rights and it should be fought all the way. The right of a worker to withhold his or her labour is essential to improving our working conditions and pay. To strike however shouldn’t be the first resort but it should be the last resort after every avenue of bringing an employer to its senses has been exhausted.
This is one of the reasons why the Workers of England Union doesn’t believe that a Trade Union should be facilitated or centrally linked to a political party. When a Trade Union goes on strike the public should clearly know that it’s to do with improving working conditions, improving pay because its urgently needed or its to do with protecting safety not just for the worker but for the public. They shouldn’t think its political.
If a Trade Union is too closely linked with a political party and isn’t truly independent then people like Bernard Ingram, Margaret Thatcher’s old political adviser will use it to suggest that ‘strikes should be banned’ and workers’ rights should go back to Victorian times.
President and Campaign Director
Workers of England Union
Read the article from the Yorkshire Post – Web site link http://tinyurl.com/z6yxunt
00:49 Wednesday 17 August 2016