Trade Union Bill: Government Response to the consultation on tackling intimidation of non-striking workers

Tue, 03 Nov 2015

A series of proposals, including a new criminal offence for unlawful picketing, were consulted on over the summer. The 8-week consultation, ‘Tackling intimidation of non-striking workers’, found evidence of people being intimidated by individuals on picket lines and as well as use of social media to intimidate workers who have chosen not to strike. Having analysed almost 200 responses the government has decided that more needs to be done to remind all parties of their rights and responsibilities. It is therefore updating the code of practice on picketing, particularly around social media, and working with the police to make sure they use laws already in place to tackle intimidation.

Category: Employment »  Industrial action; Trade unions. Area(s) of law: Employment.
Source: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills


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