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To: UK Parliament

Repeal The Trade Union Act 2016

Repeal The Trade Union Act 2016

The Trade Union Act 2016 forces a trade union to reach a turnout threshold (50%) for the result of a ballot to be recognised, otherwise, the ballot will be rejected.

This is a standard, not even our parliamentary elections are held to. The most recent by-election, Old Bexley and Sidcup, saw a turnout of 33.5%. If this were a ballot on industrial action, it would be rejected immediately yet parliament has accepted the result!

This is nothing more than an attack on our right to strike, a threshold placed upon us by the Conservatives so we face obstacle after obstacle when challenging the status quo.

Sign and promote this petition, calling upon parliament to repeal the Trade Union Act 2016.

Why is this important?

By removing the Trade Union Act 2016, we begin the process to repeal anti-trade union laws that have been placed upon us by the Conservatives.

The right to strike is just that; a right. Yet Conservative government after Conservative government has decided that we must jump over unnecessary hurdles to earn what is rightfully ours.

We must take a stand against this injustice.

Updates

2022-01-10 07:21:33 +0000

50 signatures reached

2021-12-08 15:41:02 +0000

25 signatures reached

2021-12-07 22:42:10 +0000

10 signatures reached