Backing for further restrictions on strikes

Bradley, David
November 2010
People Management;11/11/2010, p34
The article looks at the proposal of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) with measures aimed at modernizing employment relations legislation. One of these measures is the recommendation that a legitimate strike must be participated in by 40% of balloted members. Based on a survey of law firm DLA Piper's clients, 76% of the respondents agree to the change to set a minimum threshold for industrial action ballots. However, two-thirds of private-sector employers expressed concern about the impact of planned walkouts on businesses.


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