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PRESS RELEASE : TUC accuses government of “attempting cheap political pot shots” over further threats to the right to strike [December 2022]

The press release issued by the TUC on 7 December 2022.

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s further threats to the right to strike at Prime Minister’s Questions today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“The right to strike is a fundamental British liberty. With inflation running at 11 per cent, Rishi Sunak wants to make it harder for working people to win better pay and conditions.

“Public sector workers would love to be able to deliver minimum service levels. But 12 years of Conservative cuts and mismanagement have left our public services falling apart at the seams.

“Rather than attempting cheap political pot shots, the government should be getting around the table and negotiating with unions about pay. So far, ministers have seemed more interested in sabotaging talks than trying to resolve disputes.”