Be in no doubt, Rishi Sunak’s anti-strike legislation is a direct attack on the rights of working people.
Workers across Scotland and the UK have had to watch on as the Tories crashed the economy, sending inflation to record levels.
And now, as soon as they decide to fight for a fair pay deal, this morally bankrupt Westminster government wants them sacked.
🚨 In 2016, the Leave campaign promised workers rights’ would be safe after Brexit.
❌ Now, the Tories are trying to sack teachers, nurses and paramedics if they strike for fair pay.
🏴 Only with independence can Scotland guarantee workers’ rights and build a better future. pic.twitter.com/MWcuFwWLu9
— The SNP (@theSNP) January 16, 2023
We will lead the charge against Westminster’s anti-strike bill
The SNP will not stand by and allow the Tories to railroad through legislation which will attack millions of workers’ across these islands – we will lead the charge by standing up for them, and we encourage other political parties to follow suit.
Instead of taking the fight to Unions and victimising workers, the Tories should follow the lead of the Scottish Government, get round the table and speak to those involved.
The SNP will not stand by and allow the Tories to railroad through legislation which will attack millions of workers across these islands – we will lead the charge by standing up for them, and we encourage other political parties to follow suit.Alan Brown MP
Independence is the only way to protect workers’ rights
This draconian piece of legislation makes clear the case for Scotland’s need to become an independent country.
However, there can be no doubt that for as long as Scotland remains shackled to the Westminster system, workers will continue to be vulnerable.
Scotland urgently needs the full powers of a normal independent country, and while we get on with building momentum for Scotland’s right to choose, the SNP has repeatedly called for the employment powers to be devolved to Holyrood – so we can protect workers in the here and now.
It’s increasingly clear that only with independence can we properly protect and enhance workers’ rights in Scotland, and build that fairer country that we all know is possible.
🏴 In an independent Scotland, the government would play an active role in shaping a labour market that enhances worker’s rights.
An independent Scotland would:
👷 Scrap anti-trade union laws.
🛑 Ban fire and rehire.
💷 Increase statutory sick pay and parental leave pic.twitter.com/PyNdHGD46T
— Yes (@YesScot) October 17, 2022