United Kingdom - Trade union bill will be costly for unions - January 31, 2016

The government has published an impact assessment on the Trade Union Bill, which reveals that unions will be hit with huge financial costs. According to the TUC the government seems determined to tie unions up in as much red tape as possible. The impact assessment lays bare the huge costs unions will face as a result of the Trade Union Bill. Unions believe the government has underestimated the true financial impact this Bill could have for unions. However, even by its own estimates unions and their members are set to be hit with a stonking upfront bill of over £11million, followed by £26million more over the next five years. UK trade unions are already the most heavily regulated in Western Europe. Therefore, they consider that this Bill will make it harder for workers to stand up for decent services and safety at work, or defend their jobs and pay.

English: https://www.tuc.org.uk/union-issues/trade-union-bill …  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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