Tens of thousands of workers are poised to strike across the United Kingdom on Wednesday, after members of the ruling Conservative Party advanced legislation that would allow the government to break strikes by ensuring workplaces maintain “minimum services” during work stoppages. On Monday, Labour MP Zarah Sultana joined a protest against the anti-worker bill outside the prime minister’s Downing Street residence.
Zarah Sultana: “The Tories know that their program is unpopular. They know that workers are getting angrier. They know that the public doesn’t want a government that sacrifices people and planet for profit. So they want to crush us. They want to crush dissent. They want to rob us of our rights and stop us from fighting back.”