British unionists threaten to topple the Tories’ conservative government, using the landslide victory of the new opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, a report says.
The chiefs of Britain’s biggest unions have threatened to “topple the government,” using “coordinated strikes and demonstrations,” according to the Telegraph.
This comes after Corbyn chose members of his shadow government on Sunday, a day after winning over 59 percent of party votes to become Labour chief.
The union’s threat also follows a Conservatives plan for a four-month time limit on ballots so that mandates for protest action are always recent. Currently, unions are able to hold strikes years after balloting members, the report added.
The Tories’ anti-strike plan has been described as Corbyn’s first test as Labour leader on Monday, when the Tories put forward their Trade Union Bill, designed to sharply slash unions power and their ability to call strikes.