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THREAT OF NEW STRIKE LAW FOR PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS

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The removal of any legal immunities from trade unions and workers in 'non-competitive industries and services' - wh...
The removal of any legal immunities from trade unions and workers in 'non-competitive industries and services' - which are mainly public sector operations - is proposed in a paper indicating radical thinking in government circles to weaken trade power in strikes.

The Financial Times reports (p8) that at present unions cannot be sued over a strike which is lawful.

It details the proposals submitted to trade and industry secretary Ian Lang by Graham Mather, the architect of the anti-union laws of the early 1980s.
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