Commenting on the launch of a consultation today (Friday) on the implementation of the government’s minimum service levels legislation during strikes in some public services, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said:
“This legislation has always been pointless and totally unnecessary.
“It’s a desperate attempt to prop up a failing government by demonising unions, rather than a serious effort to improve industrial relations and protect the public.
“UNISON said all along it would be difficult to enforce and the draft guidance proves that. It’s full of holes and will cause headaches for employers, as well as unions.
“The sooner this law is removed from the statute book, the better.”
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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