Fears are growing that Keir Starmer will ‘drag Britain back to 1970’ and give trade unions much more power
Fears are growing that Keir Starmer will ‘drag Britain back to the 1970s’ with an amendment to the law to give trade unions much more power
- Labor said it would repeal a law making it harder for unions to strike
Sir Keir Starmer would ‘drag Britain back to the 1970s’ if he became prime minister by giving the unions much more power, his critics fear.
A future Labor government would repeal a law making it more difficult for unions to stage strikes.
It would also repeal legislation requiring teachers, railway workers and the NHS to provide a minimum level of service during industrial action.
Leaked policy documents obtained through the LaborList website show that Sir Keir wants to “simplify the process of union recognition and ensure reasonable access to workplaces” to boost membership.
He also wants to “create new rights and protections” for store clerks and ensure they have enough time to “represent and defend workers, negotiate and train with employers.”
Sir Keir Starmer (pictured) would ‘drag Britain back to the 1970s’ if he became prime minister by giving much more power to the unions, his critics fear
A future Labor government would repeal a law making it more difficult for unions to organize strikes. Pictured: RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch
But business leaders and Conservative MPs have warned that the radical manifesto will hurt the economy.
Secretary of State Kevin Hollinrake told The Sun on Sunday: “If we ever need more proof that the Labor Party is anti-business and can never be trusted with the economy, this is it.”
And Conservative MP Brendan Clarke-Smith warned: ‘Labour would drag Britain back to the 1970s with their anti-business policies.’