United Kingdom -Curbs on strikes considered -May 12, 2014

David Cameron’s statement that next year’s Tory election manifesto would impose a threshold in the number of union members who have to vote in favour of industrial action for it to be legal has led to angry reactions.

David Cameron’s statement that next year’s Tory election manifesto would impose a threshold in the number of union members who have to vote in favour of industrial action for it to be legal has led to angry reactions. The TUC stated that workers in Britain already face the toughest barriers to taking action to defend their living standards of almost any advanced democracy. This has helped to turn the country into one of the most unequal where billionaires co-exist with food banks.

English: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/david-cameron-promises-curbs ...  

http://www.tuc.org.uk/industrial-issues/tuc-strike-ballots

 

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