Morning Star workers defy Tory anti union laws

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Workers at the Morning Star newspaper staged an unofficial 5 minute strike today in open defiance of the Tory government’s Trade Union Act.

The brief walkout — taken after a workplace ballot this morning and coinciding with the 90th anniversary of the end of the General Strike — was a solely political strike to show the National Union of Journalists and Unite the Union chapels’ opposition to the new Act.

James Rodie, father of the NUJ chapel at the paper, said: “Nine days ago the biggest attack on workers’ rights in a generation got the nod from the Queen and passed into law.

“While elements of the Act were watered down, it remains at heart a rotten assault on British democracy, seeking to take away workers’ ability to defend themselves against further attacks on their living standards and wages and the continued fragmentation and sell-off of the public sector.

“We…

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