Should Strikes be Illegal – need new laws?

Union Strikes threaten Festive season
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Current threat of industrial action has led to talk about new laws to stop work strikes.

Union strikes threaten the festive season. It is likely to spread an air of gloom for many during the holiday break.

Union strikes threaten the festive season as baggage handlers and airline cabin crews plan action around December 25.   Southern Rail workers are also continuing with their industrial action.

[Baggage handlers have reached a solution to their dispute and will continue working as normal during Christmas break (18:30, 20/12/16)]

And a number of Postal workers have been on strike. The disruption during the holidays is beginning to anger some in the community.  Southern Rail passengers are exhausted with having to find alternative ways of getting to and from work

Downing street has slammed the strikes saying they show “contempt” for the ordinary public and are “completely unacceptable”.

Trade Union bosses say the government is using the situation to introduce new laws to stop strikes altogether.  They believe every effort is being made on their part to hold talks and seek a solution.

In the Southern Rail dispute trade union leaders say a “truce” is in the hands of the government

Should strikes be illegal? Do we need new laws? We got a surprising response from street interviews.

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