Tackling Tebbit! A TGWU Guide for Shop Stewards (1982)

Transport & General Workers Union Pamphlet

This booklet explained the proposed anti-union legislation by Norman Tebbit, then Secretary of State for Employment, and suggestions of how to combat this threat.

Described by the TGWU as 'stupid, unfair and dangerous', the law would worsen industrial relations on both sides, deter trade unions from being able to hold employers fully accountable and essentially allow victimisation of workers on strike. This legislation was urgent for trade unions to mobilise against because it would undermine the right to take industrial action in the UK. The TGWU outlined its importance and potential power, and the ways it could be resisted across the entire labour movement.