“The Trade Union Bill has no place in a modern democracy,” UNISON president Wendy Nichols says as the ♡ unions / ♡ UNISON week from 8 to 14 February gets under way to celebrate the work of unions and their workplace reps.
“Only through coming together and showing our united strength will we be able defeat this bill.”
The week of action comes in the face of the government’s Trade Union Bill, which seeks to restrict people’s right to representation at work.
Ms Nichols is also secretary of the union’s North Yorkshire branch, uniting 6,000 members working for various employers, who will be out and about telling the public how important unions are.
They will be out leafleting at train stations in Selby, Northallerton and Harrogate as part of the week of action to make current members feel proud, spread the word and highlight the benefits of being in a trade union.
North Yorkshire UNISON represents members working for North Yorkshire County Council, Hambleton District Council, Richmondshire District Council, Selby District Council, Selby Town Council, the National Parks and in the voluntary and independent sectors.
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