I work as a community nurse with children who have mental health problems. The government want to employ agency staff to cover when people are on strike but it can be very difficult for young people to talk about their difficulties: trust needs to be built with professionals.
Building a therapeutic relationship with the young people I work with is paramount to understanding their difficulties. Employing agency staff in my workplace would have a huge impact on the young people I work with and would put young people at risk.
If the Trade Union Bill is passed it would be a huge attack on trade unions and their members. This would impact on the ability to support members and fight for larger issues that matter to all workers.