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Trade Union Bill: Tweet your MP to back Lords changes

UPDATE: The 27 April debate saw a big win for the campaign against this bill, as minister Nick Boles outlined a series of new climbdowns to add to those in the last 10 months. Read more here.

On Wednesday 27 April, the Trade Union Bill is likely to get its final vote in the House of Commons, when MPs will decide whether or not to accept a series of amendments made by Peers. These changes offer a chance to remove many of the most damaging parts of this bad Bill - and we need to keep up the pressure.

The bill fundamentally undermines UK workers' right to strike, and attacks key civil liberties. It places unprecedented extra hurdles in front of any ballots for strike action. It restricts rights to picket and protest. It adds heavy costs and administrative burdens to unions, designed to make it harder for them to operate and to represent members.

The government have already made several important concessions to head off revolts, but the House of Lords were scathing in deliberating the bill, passing a series of moderate but effective amendments that cut off some of the more partisan and damaging new measures.

We need to make sure our MPs listen to these sensible ideas and don't just allow the government to push the bill through unamended. We have a real chance opening up in the campaign to drop this Bill or force major changes.

If you use Twitter, send your MP a tweet (or three!), using the hashtag #TUbill.

UPDATE: The 27 April debate saw a big win for the campaign against this bill, as minister Nick Boles outlined a series of new climbdowns to add to those in the last 10 months. Read more here.