Typescript statement of the Council of Action regarding the withdrawal of the Trade Union Bill and describing the main points of the Bill from the Trade Unionist point of view and also describing the Bill as a whole,
|Main Creator:||Pearse Street Council of Action|
Statement writes "These rights of free combination and voluntarily chosen organisations are rights which the workers have not always enjoyed, or which they have automatically entered into. No! Such rights have been won by bitter and prolonged struggle over years, and involved sacrifices by workers of their livelihoods, the welfare of their familes, the penalties of imprisonment, transportation, aye! and even death. Now we are told we must give up those rights and place the wellbeing of our movement and our own personal industrial freedom and liberty of action in the hands of a Tribunal to be presided over by a barrister with two other persons to assist him, and the Bill does not even require that any one of the three shall have the least qualifications to deal with Trade Union matters.".
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