Ditch the pointless, spiteful strike laws and focus on helping patients by solving disputes

Ministers should put their energies elsewhere and deal with pay

Commenting on an official impact assessment published today (Tuesday) that suggests new anti-strike laws could lead to greater disruption, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“Everyone could see through this pointless piece of legislation from the off. It’s spiteful, poorly thought-through and simply seeks to demonise dedicated public servants.

“It’s a pity ministers haven’t invested as much energy into solving the disputes. Instead they’ve opted for petty attacks on key workers and their unions.

“Rather than worsening industrial action with laws no one needs or wants, ministers should be throwing the kitchen sink at solving the disputes.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

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