Labour councils across Scotland will oppose the Tories’ Trade Union Bill. Labour-led councils including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Fife and Renfrewshire are all ready to use the powers of local government to protect the rights of workers. The Leader of Scotland's largest council says Glasgow will defy the Bill in the Daily Record.
Labour has also called upon the SNP government in Edinburgh to use the powers of devolution to protect working people in Scotland from the Tories' attack on workers’ rights. Neil Findlay MSP asked the First Minister if the SNP Government would commit to the same opposition as Scottish Labour in refusing to cooperate with the UK trade union bill on changes to check off and facility time.
Patrick Maguire from Thompsons Solicitors says opposition from the Scottish Government has to be more than words.
In a desperate distraction strategy SNP activists tried to claim some Labour MPs abstained during the Bill's second reading. No Labour MP abstained.
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