Category Archives: Industrial action

Junior Doctors and the Trade Union Bill

Barring a dramatic development (such as a  legal challenge), tomorrow’s strike of junior doctors is going to go ahead. In fact it cannot be postponed because eight weeks has now passed since the ballot was held and after that period is … Continue reading

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The Trade Union Bill 2015 – a step too far

The new Trade Union Bill seeks to fight battles that, in reality, were won 20 years ago. There is a danger that all it will do is stir up anger and resentment in the trade union movement – and perhaps that is … Continue reading

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Boris and the Ballot: why call for tougher strike laws?

The nation’s favourite Tory, Boris Johnson has called for tougher strike laws. In his Mail on Sunday interview Boris sets out an 8-point plan. It differs from other employment law proposals I’ve seen in that it has been prepared by … Continue reading

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A load of ballots! Unite’s mandate for strike action distorted by the Mail

Today’s story is about industrial action ballots. It’s prompted by this report from the Mail Online which carries the headline: Held to ransom by 1,000 tanker drivers: Petrol stations face closure as less than half union’s members vote for strike Now … Continue reading

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