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To: Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport
Don't undermine our right to strike
The government must abandon its proposal to let agency workers fill in for employees who are on strike on the railways and other key sectors.
Allowing agency staff to replace striking workers would undermine the right to strike and create genuine safety risks for the public and workers.
Why is this important?
Just a few months ago Grant Shapps slammed P&O for replacing experienced workers with agency staff. But now he’s proposing to do the same on railways and other key sectors.
Ministers seem determined to reduce workers’ bargaining power and to make it harder for working people to win fair pay and conditions. It would put these workers in an appalling situation, worsen disputes and poison industrial relations.
This is about respect, for our work, skill and experience and we can only win that dignity and respect through the power of standing together with other union members.
Every time workers go out on strike, we remind them of how important we really are and it terrifies them.
Add your name and tell the government to abandon this dangerous plan.