Pre-Strike Ballots and the Trade Union Bill 2015: Denying Workers the Right to Strike?

8 September 2015 By Alan Bogg, Ruth Dukes and Tonia Novitz The Government’s indecently short consultation procedure on the important issues of restricting the right to strike, using agency workers as strike-breakers and curtailing the freedom and civil liberties of working people to publicly protest ends tomorrow (9 September 2015). The IER will be responding to each consultation as best we can given the restrictive nature of the questions and the inadequate response forms. Here we offer a critique of the Government’s proposals on strike ballot thresholds.