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GOVERNMENT REFORMS: Shaking up strike laws

04 September 2015  

Proposals to make it harder to take industrial action may be less beneficial for employers than the government expects, suggests Tom Kerr-Williams

Proposals for what The Guardian newspaper has described as the biggest crackdown on trade union action for 30 years were unveiled by the government on 15 July 2015. The Trade Union Bill follows a Conservative manifesto commitment to introduce measures to ‘restore confidence’ in trade unions, including proposals to prevent what the manifesto calls ‘disruptive and undemocratic’ strike action.

 

 

 

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    RMT v Serco Docklands; ASLEF v London Midland [2011] EWCA Civ 226

    RMT v United Kingdom [2014] ECHR 366

Last modified on 04 September 2015