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Trade Union Act


New Tory law hits lecturers’ action

21 March 2017
Two dangerous examples this week were the first to show how the Trade Union Act can be used to put the brakes on disputes.

Trade Union Act—what do the Tories call 'important public services'?

07 March 2017
For workers in some sectors the new Tory Trade Union Act puts up an additional barrier in an attempt to prevent strikes. If workers who usually provide “important public services” are balloted, at least 40 percent of those eligible to vote must vote yes. This is on top of the new rule that a ballot must have a 50 percent turnout

What does the Tory Trade Union Act mean for trade unionism?

07 March 2017
As the Trade Union Act comes into force, Sadie Robinson looks at the barriers that aim to stop workers striking—and why the Tories want them

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