JEREMY Corbyn's plans to rip up trade union laws would bring back industrial havoc
Detailed analysis of the Labour general election manifesto revealed that plans for overhauling strike laws would end legal curbs that prevent militant groups of strikers moving around different workplaces to cause maximum disruption.
Flying pickets could once again become the "shock troops of industrial warfare" if Mr Corbyn sneaks into Downing Street, the Tories said.
Tory Cabinet minister Priti Patel said: “We need strong and stable leadership to get the best Brexit deal to control our borders, our laws – and to protect our national security.
“But Jeremy Corbyn wants to let his union paymasters run riot, dragging Britain back to the 1970s.
"Corbyn and his coalition of chaos would return to the bad old days of mob rule, with flying pickets bringing our economy to a halt, and workers being bullied at work and outside their family homes.
“Conservatives will stand up for ordinary working people, giving them a decent living wage and ensuring fair play in the workplace.
Analysis of the Labour general election manifesto revealed that plans for overhauling strike laws
"On 8th June, there is a clear choice between economic chaos under Corbyn, or the strong and stable leadership of Theresa May and her Conservative team.”
We need strong and stable leadership to get the best Brexit deal
Tory Cabinet minister Priti Patel
Labour's manifesto has committed the party to axeing the Trade Union Act which curbs secondary picketing and flying pickets, according to the Tory analysis.
Under the legislation dating back to the era of Margaret Thatcher, strikers are banned from picketing at any workplace other than their own.
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Flying pickets could once again become the 'shock troops of industrial warfare'
But Mr Corbyn has promised to scrap the act within 100 days of the general election if he becomes prime minister.
During industrial unrest in the 1970s, flying pickets were frequently used to blockade factories, coal mines, ports and other workplaces.
Violence often broke out on picket lines and the homes of so-called "scab" strike breakers were targeted by mobs.
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Tory Cabinet minister Priti Patel said the UK 'needs strong and stable leadership'
Tory aides last night pointed out that Mr Corbyn openly spoke about legalising flying pickets and secondary picketing during an interview last year.
"Sympathy action is legal in most other countries. It should also be legal here," he said.
"Flying pickets was a term that was first used in 1972. It was merely people moving around showing support during a very difficult industrial dispute."