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Straightforward Union Bashing From Tin Pot Dictator Johnson - Cortes

19 December 2019

In today's Queen's Speech, the government pledged to slash workers' rights and take away the right to strike from thousands of transport workers through the introduction of 'minimum levels of service'.

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, slammed the move as “straightforward union bashing” of the like normally associated with “tin pot dictators”.

TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes, said: “This is straightforward union bashing from an anti-worker Tory government which will always back the bosses over workers.

“The best way to protect commuters’ rights, and improve public transport services for all, is to invest in the sector, bring all of it into public ownership and respect its workforce.

“Strike action is always a last resort. Our union wins many victories without the need for industrial action as reasonable employers are prepared to listen and act on our members’ concerns.

“However, taking away that right is a sinister move usually associated with tin-pot dictators and it's a warning of the true colours of Johnson’s bosses’ club.

"Commuters could face dangerous overcrowding under minimum service level arrangements which give the false impression that services are running as usual and could lead to serious health and safety issues.

“We will fight this anti-worker and anti-democratic attack on British workers’ human rights all the way.”  

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