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Trade Union Bill receives Royal Assent and becomes the Trade Union Act

The Trade Union Bill received Royal Assent today and becomes the Trade Union Act. Key provisions are:- requirement for at least 50% turnout in votes for industrial action in certain public services, including in the health, education, transport, border security and fire sectors, an additional threshold of 40% of support to take industrial action from […]

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Check-Off facility to remain

Last summer the government launched its consultation process for their Trade Union Bill which has now been through both the House of Commons and House of Lords. Overall the RFU welcomed the bill which included reforms relating to Picketing and ballot thresholds. However, one key proposal would have seen the removal of the facility ‘check-off’, […]

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Gloucestershire Councillors ‘call-in’ Painswick decision

Labour councillors on Gloucestershire County Council have ‘called-in’ the decision to close Painswick Fire Station, this means that the decision will be considered by the Scrutiny Management Committee next week (15 February). The councillors have taken this decision due to the RFU’s submission which challenges the call out figures used for Painswick. The call-in notice can be […]

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