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Trade union militancy cannot become the norm again


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Julian Jessop quoted in The Express

In the Media

Len Shackleton quoted in The Telegraph

Emily Carver writes for ConservativeHome

Emily Carver, IEA Head of Media, has written for ConservativeHome on the dangers of allowing militant trade union activity to become the norm.

New IEA Research proposes several measures that the government could employ to combat trade union militancy. 

Calling on the government to take a tougher approach, Emily comments:

“Over-generous pay awards could lead to more borrowing, higher interest rates to control inflation, and monetary contraction that could spark a recession.”

“If the threat of strike action persists, despite pay settlements, the Government may have reason to take tougher action. 

“To do so it has a number of measures in its toolbox, many of which are used in perfectly civilised countries, such as Germany, Denmark, Spain, Canada and Australia, and none of which would threaten the fundamental right to join a trade union.”

Read the full article here.