Jonathan Fenton-Harvey assesses the government’s strike laws and the plausible legal battle we could see over their implementation

Amid a growing wave of strikes across many sectors in the UK and an ongoing tug-of-war between Westminster and the trade unions, the government has considered implementing tougher laws to curtail those who are striking. Owing to a backlash over a needed increase in payment rates, it affects key sectors including the NHS and the Royal Mail, Westminster said, it will protect these key services from disrupting

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said that he will look into implementing “tough new laws to protect people”, while dismissing the “unreasonable” pay increase demands from striking workers.

“We hugely value the work of our public services and we’re reaching out to unions to have an honest ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey
Business and Practice Editor

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