The Sunday Post (Inverness)
Labour: Let unions strike in solidarity
Labour would scrap trade union laws barring workers in the UK from taking industrial action in solidarity with their counterparts in other countries, the shadow chancellor has announced.
Speaking during a visit to Glasgow, John Mcdonnell pledged that when the party is returned to government laws introduced by Margaret Thatcher to restrict the rights of unions would be repealed.
The legislation undermines the ability of workers to take “collective action and acts of solidarity”, he said.
Abolishing it would mean “workers can revivethespiritofthe Rolls-royce workers in East Kilbride” who “struck a blow against the brutal Pinochet dictatorship” in Chile inthe1970s.