Trade Union Bill Rally – 12pm Saturday 31/10/15 – St Helen’s Square

Trade Union Bill Rally – 12pm Saturday 31/10/15 – St Helen’s Square
York TUC are holding a rally to oppose the Tory government’s Trade Union Bill in the city-centre this Saturday.
The rally, which starts at 12noon and is being held in St Helen’s Square in the heart of the city, will be addressed by York Central MP Rachael Maskell, Neil Foster from Yorkshire and Humber TUC, Shane Enright from Amnesty International and regional representatives of trade-unions. Speeches are expected to start at 12.15pm.
Please feel welcome to come along and send a clear message that the city of York is firmly against a bill which is intended to curtail hard won employment rights.
The bill is not just an attack on trade unions, it will also affect civil liberties and human rights. It will require strike supervisors to wear visibly recognisable arm bans, it will require union officials to give notification of activity on social media and it will not allow internet balloting. It is a bill that has been condemned by human rights organisations such as Amnesty International and Liberty.