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Nigel Stanley

Head of Campaigns and Communications at the TUC

Nigel Stanley is Head of Campaigns and Communications at the TUC

Plans to Shackle Industrial Action Have a More Sinister Purpose

So now we know what the Conservative manifesto will say about industrial action. This goes far further than anything Mrs Thatcher did in limiting the right to strike. Such a turn out threshold is very rarely met by ballots involving more than a small workforce. It adds up to an effective end to the right to strike for many groups of workers - normally the kind of measure that we associate with dictatorships, not democracies.
18/07/2014 15:39 BST