Saturday 25 October 2008

Amendments to the Employment Bill

A number of MPs have succeeded in tabling amendments to the Employment Bill which is currently going through parliament. They replicate some aspects of the Trade Union Freedom Bill, and aim to address some of the serious shortfalls in our human rights.

The specific clauses cover:

  1. Protection from dismissal and victimisation for those taking part in official strike action
  2. Making it easier for unions to conduct ballots and making employers cooperate with the process
  3. Closing loopholes in the protection against employment agencies supplying replacement labour during strikes
There are more detailed explanations and model letters you can send to your MP prepared by both the United Campaign to Repeal the Anti Union Laws and the Institute of Employment Rights.

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