New Government proposes to curb “disruptive and undemocratic strike action”

Since the global recession of 2008/2009, business groups have been asking the Government to reform strike laws due to the cost of strikes to employers and the public purse.

Newly appointed Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, made it clear that "significant changes" to strike laws were very much on the agenda under the new Conservative Government and we have now seen the proposals set out in the Queen’s Speech.

The Government has stated that the new Trade Union Bill will “ensure that strikes are the result of clear, positive and recent decisions by union members”.

We take a look at the four key strike proposals and their impact on a union’s ability to call a strike.

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Andrew Chamberlain

Partner - Head of Employment & Chair of the SDE

I am a Partner, the National Head of the Employment Team and the Chair of the Service Delivery Executive (SDE), which is focused on building better solutions for clients.