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Saturday, 27 July 2013

Latest anti union law unparalleled in its ideological venom

The UK's latest anti trade union law - the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trades Union Administration Bill - in its ideological venom exceeds the worst of the measures introduced during the Thatcher era, according to Victoria Philips of Thompsons Solicitors. 'The detail of the proposed reforms is complex – annual membership audits, new Certification Officer powers, enforcement orders, a requirement for unions with over 10,000 members to appoint an assurer, self-certification for smaller unions and exemption for new unions. It’s the very opposite of the Red Tape Challenge. Oh what a laugh they must have had in Cabinet with that one.'