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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Cui Bono? Employers & workers benefit from trade union facility time

Excellent independent research commissioned by UNISON on the value of trade union facility time is now available on line. National Officer Gavin Edwards has posted an article on the Stronger Unions blog about the right's ideological offensive against trade union rights in the public sector. Although removal of facility time has been confined to a handful of Tory-led local authorities, the report provides useful ammunition to local negotiators forced to defend paid time off for union duties: