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INDUSTRIAL ACTION: Striking out the current law

05 September 2014  

Nick Jew takes a look at the government’s proposals to tighten up the rules on industrial action ballots

The summer of 2014 may well be remembered as the trigger for a potentially seismic shift in the UK government’s approach to industrial action. On 10 July, an estimated one million public sector workers went on strike, bringing significant disruption to public services. Around one fifth of the UK’s schools were forced to close and council services, courts, job centres and airports were among the services affected.

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