Devolved transport and weakened unions a priority for new government


 

A shake-up of trade union law and the devolution of transport powers to major cities were confirmed in the Queen’s Speech today at the official opening of Parliament. The new Trade Unions Bill aims to ensure any strike action is the result of “clear, positive and recent decisions” by union members. It will introduce a 50% voting threshold for union ballot turnouts and retain the requirement for there to be a simple majority of votes in favour. A time limit […]