Conservative Party is back to union bashing

The Conservative Party wasted no time after its general election win to start union bashing. Business secretary Sajid Javid in the Tory administration has promised “significant changes” to strike laws in the Queen’s Speech, which will take place in May.
A strike affecting essential public services will need the backing of 40% of eligible union members under government plans, he said. There will also need to be a minimum 50% turnout in strike ballots.
The government will also lift restrictions on the use of agency staff to replace striking workers, said Javid.
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The government’s proposals on union ballots will make legal strikes close to impossible.”

BBC News

TUC press release

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