Anas Sarwar said he expects Scottish Labour politicians to show “solidarity” with striking workers on picket lines.

The Scottish Labour leader addressed the Scottish Trades Union Congress stating a UK Labour government would roll back anti-union laws imposed by the Conservatives.

Last year, Keir Starmer, UK Labour leader, caused controversy with union members when he suggested Labour MPs shouldn’t be on picket lines stating “You can’t sit around the cabinet table then go on a picket line”.

Sarwar, however, encouraged elected Labour members to go to picket lines.

He said he expected them to be “joining picket lines, listening to the concerns of the workers, standing in solidarity with them".

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He also pledged Labour would repeal "draconian" anti-trade union laws starting with the Minimum Services Bill, which means striking workers would need to provide some guaranteed cover.

Sarwar, said: "No ifs, no buts, no maybes. The next UK Labour government will scrap the Tories' despicable anti-trade union legislation.

"We will undo the damage done over decades of Tory misrule, of brutal cuts, low pay and attacks on workers.

"Not just this piece of draconian legislation, but we should be removing all pieces of draconian anti-trade union legislation."

He used his speech at the STUC, In Dundee to attack the Conservatives at Westminster as his party gears up for the next General Election, possibly next year.

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Sarwar added: “We can kick the Tories out of Downing Street, we can lock them out at the next election.

"This will happen by people across the UK uniting to boot out these morally bankrupt charlatans and elect a Labour government instead."

He also attacked the SNP as Humza Yousaf has just taken over from Nicola Sturgeon as party leader and First Minister.

He said: "I can completely understand why people across this country don't want continuity.

"They want change, they want a fresh start, they want a clean break from the broken politics of the past."