Megaphone Petition Against Government Plans to Allow the Hiring of Agency Strike Breakers

I’ve also received this email from Megaphone urging people to sign their petition about the government’s proposal to undermine the unions by allowing companies to hire agency staff to break the strike. I’ve signed it, as strikes, or the threat of strike action, is the major weapon for unions to protect the rights of their members and workers as a whole.

‘David —

This week has been huge for the trade union movement. The TUC Join a Union website is seeing record traffic, with visits this week up 800%. 

As RMT members stand up for their jobs, pay and our services, they are giving hope and confidence to millions of workers. The last few weeks has clearly shown that if you want a pay rise, a secure job and a decent life, you need to be in a union.

So what has the governments response to this been? To propose laws that would undermine the most powerful tactic working people have: strike action.

The Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, is proposing to change the law to allow companies to replace striking workers, with inexperienced agency workers. 

The government will try to sneak these changes through so people don’t notice, so we must get the word out far and wide. We will not let them undermine our right to strike.

Will you add your name to the petition to stop plans to undermine unions by allowing companies to hire temporary staff during strike action?

Sign the petition

We cannot let this happen.

Allowing agency staff to replace striking workers would undermine the right to strike and create genuine safety risks for the public and workers.

Please sign and share the petition now.

In Unity,


Megaphone UK


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4 Responses to “Megaphone Petition Against Government Plans to Allow the Hiring of Agency Strike Breakers”

  1. Jim Round Says:

    The continuing race to the bottom….

    • beastrabban Says:

      Definitely! The continuing race to break any kind of organised labour, while telling the public they’re standing up for ordinary working people.

      • Jim Round Says:

        Indeed, and it is interesting to see the usual suspects on YouTube who pretend to be on the side of the “average worker” berating Trade Unions.
        On a side note, have you ever looked at @docrussjackson threads on Twitter?
        He is very good and looks into the backgrounds of the likes of The New Culture Forum etc….

      • beastrabban Says:

        I haven’t, thanks Jim. I’m not on Twitter, but this sounds important. I did look up the New Culture Forum and they’re part of the IEA, a right-wing think tank that wants to privatise everything, including the NHS.

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