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when the party is returned to government laws introduced by Margaret Thatcher to restrict the rights of unions would be repealed.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.

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