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What is happeningWhat is at stake for youThe Trade Union BillWhat you can doAppendix: junior doctors’ dispute
1. What is happening The TUC has produced a video explaining why the "right to strike" is so important to workers in different industries.
The third and final reading of the Trade Union Bill is in Parliament on Tuesday 10 November. The Trade Union Co-ordinating Group has called a protest in Parliament Square in the evening from 6pm.

If you can't get to Parliament, you can write to your MP.

2. What is at stake?Currently, there is a great democratic imbalance between employers and employees.
Employers need no democratic mandate to decide to hold down pay or make staff redundant. UCL did not ballot staff over its plans to change Statute 18, or over the Stratford Plan (UCL-East). USS did not ballot its members over changes to our pensions.
On the other hand, trade unions like UCU have to carry out a lengthy and complex ballot process every time…