Britain already has “the most restrictive trade union laws anywhere in the western world”, as Tony Blair complacently told the Daily Mail in 1997.
If the Tories win in May 2015 the laws will become not just “most restrictive” but crippling, or least crippling for national strikes. The Tories will ban public service strikes unless at least 40% of the workforce vote for the strike in a ballot.
Only 23.5% of the electorate voted Tory in 2010, but they think that’s enough to decide the government!
Wherever a union has less than 40% density, it will become impossible for it to call a lawful strike