UK to Tighten Rules on Industrial Action to Stop ‘Unacceptable’ Strike Disruptions

The UK government will tighten rules on industrial action to curb “unacceptable” strike disruptions, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has said.
Amid a wave of industrial action by hundreds of thousands of workers in multiple sectors, Kwarteng told the House of Commons, “At such a critical time for our economy, it is simply unacceptable that strike action is disrupting so many lives.”
Other European countries have “minimum service levels” to stop militant trade unions closing down transport networks during strikes, he said as he unveiled his mini-budget on Sept. 23.
“So we will do the same, and we will go further,” said Kwarteng.
“We will legislate to require unions to put pay offers to a member vote, to ensure strikes can only be called once negotiations have genuinely broken down,” he added….

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