Queen's Speech 2015: Government strike clampdown

By Laura Sharman | 27 May 2015

The Conservatives have pledged to ‘protect essential public services against strikes’, using the Queen’s Speech to confirm they will set a tougher threshold for industrial action.

Under reforms to strike laws, the Government will ban strike action in health, education, fire and transport unless the majority of eligible union members vote in favour, with at least 40% needing to take part in ballots.

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