The United Campaign to Repeal the Anti-Trade Union Laws has launched an online lobbying tool to help people persuade their MP to attend the reading of John McDonnell’s Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill.
The bill seeks an end to the ludicrous situation where a minor technicality can be used by employers to get a demonstrably fair ballot result overturned in the courts in order to scupper workers who vote to take industrial action.
If the same standard in regard to minor errors that applies to trade union ballots also applied to general elections, we’d probably never have a completed election. The same ‘common sense’ approach should also apply in industrial action ballots.
• Lobby your MP at www.unitedcampaign.org.uk/bill.php.