Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Never mind the ballots - Tories still bashing the unions

The Tories have just announced a new scheme that will shackle workers and effectively remove a democratic union's ability to take industrial action in line with members' wishes.

This means that the management will be able to ride rough shot with our rights at work - and we won't be able to respond.

The Guardian says the Conservatives are "looking at introducing laws setting new minimum turnout thresholds." This means that a majority of people eligible to vote would have to vote yes - not just those people actually taking part in the ballot.

This would mean that trade union ballots would have a higher threshold than those for electing politicians. A case of the millionaire Cameron planning one law for the rich, another for the poor?

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