SNP Trade Union Bill Opposition

The main business in Parliament today is the Tory government’s incredibly regressive Trade Union Bill.

All 56 SNP MPs have submitted an amendment to scrap the bill completely on the basis that:

“the bill threatens the rights of citizens in the UK to pursue industrial disputes by legitimate means, fails to adhere to article 5 of the Council of Europe Social Charter, the right to organise, article 6 of the Social Charter, the right to bargain collectively, and international Labour Organisation conventions 87 and 98, therefore placing unreasonable restrictions on the rights of trade unions and their members, nor provides full employment protection from the first day of employment”.