The Fire Brigades Union has responded to the publication of the Conservative party manifesto, calling for stricter rules governing trade unions, as a fundamental attack on democracy.
Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: â€œThis Tory manifesto is a further attack on our democracy. These proposals would make it nearly impossible for workers to take any form of legal strike action.
â€œBritain already has some of the worst anti-union laws in the Western world and now the Conservatives want to make further attacks on a basic human right.
â€œThe hypocrisy of the Conservatives is astounding. Barely any members of parliament have been elected to office securing 40% of their electorateâ€™s vote that they are now demanding from trade unions.
â€œThe Conservative mantra continues to be one rule for the rich and powerful, and another rule for workers trying to defend themselves.
â€œThe Tories want to continue their war on working people.â€
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