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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Screw tightens on trade union facility time

The anti union attack dogs of the Taxpayers Alliance and Trade Union Reform Coalition have run a relentless campaign against trade union rights in public services. Their political masters in the Con Dem Government have gradually been introducing restrictions to time off for union duties in conflict with the longstanding ACAS Code. In a recent LRD survey almost a third (31%) of respondents - the vast majority in the public sector - said an attempt had been made to change time off arrangements in the last year or two: