A striking case for reform - pressure mounts for industrial relations reform as unions flex muscles
Although fewer days are lost to strikes now than a decade or two ago, a number of recent high-profile public and private sector industrial disputes have placed the issue firmly back on the public stage. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) also threw down the gauntlet at its last conference, when it pledged to: “...support and co-ordinate campaigning and joint industrial action, nationally and locally, in opposition to attacks on jobs, pensions, pay or public services”.
With strikes firmly back on the unions’ agendas, Irwin Mitchell’s Tom Flanagan looks at the need to modernise industrial relations law
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