I have mixed feelings about our “Union Barons”:
The head of the Unite union has said he will not “respect” any law passed by a future Conservative government tightening the rules on strike ballots.
BBC News Website 20 March 2015 : Unite boss McCluskey warns over strike ballot changes
But then I have less mixed feelings about our Prime Minister’s more blatant agenda:
David Cameron has said strikes should not be lawful unless a minimum number of union members vote in a ballot.
Plans for a “turnout threshold” will be in the party’s election manifesto.
But Unite boss Len McCluskey said this would “oppress the people and remove their freedoms”. He added: “Can we respect it? It ain’t going to happen.”
There is a problem, but I do not agree with the Prime Minister’s prescription. I don’t like McCluskey’s response – but I can’t see an alternative. Read more…