Government launches attack on workers' rights

U.K.
Trade unions have reacted angrily to new proposals from the Conservative government that, if passed, will seriously undermine workers' rights and restrict the right to strike. For example, the Bill sets out new thresholds for votes for industrial action. Strikes would be unlawful unless 50% of those being asked to take action vote in the ballot and in key public services (education, health, fire, transport, border security and energy), there would have to be a 50% turnout and 40% of all those eligible to vote must back the strike. [Read more at > Unison->http://www.unison.org.uk/at-work/trade-union-bill-proves-the-government-is-not-on-the-side-of-working-people-says-unison] [And at > Unite->http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/trade-union-bill-slams-door-on-one-nation-britain-says-unite/] [And at > GMB->http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/trade-union-bill] [And at > PCS->http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/pcs_comment/pcs_comment.cfm/mark-serwotka-trade-union-bill-is-attack-on-society] [And at > FBU->http://www.fbu.org.uk/news/2015/07/fire-brigades-union-condemns-proposed-trade-union-strike-laws/] [And at > RCM->https://www.rcm.org.uk/news-views-and-analysis/news/trade-union-bill-%E2%80%98misguided-and-hypocritical%E2%80%99-says-rcm] [And at > Prospect->http://www.prospect.org.uk/news/id/2015/July/15/Raising-strike-thresholds-is-right-policy-wrong-reasons] [And at > RCN->http://www.rcn.org.uk/aboutus/trade-union-bill]

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