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TUC reports government at the UN body over attacks on the right to strike | TUK

Great Britain main union body reported on government to the United Nations labor standards organization for alleged attacks on the right of workers to strike.

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) said the ministers had adopted several steps violate the right to strike, including new the law that allows companies for use agency workers to stop strikes and offer for minimum service level on transport and other” critical sectors.

Representation to the International Labor Organization, agency of United Nations that sets the standard for workers around the world follows the promise of Liz Truss: who will be appointed prime minister after being named winner of conservative leadership race on Monday – promised to hack down on alliances within first 30 days in office.

Francis O’Grady, TUC general secretary said government sought to limit workers ability to bargain for best salary just when inflationary pressure reaches its peak.

“The right to strike is a fundamental freedom,” she said. But the conservative government attacks him at every opportunity. The threat to this right upsets the balance of power too far away from employers and violates legal obligations signed by ministers up to in government”.

Relations between trade unions and government almost completely broken down in recent months, as low unemployment and fast rising prices caused an increase in the number of industrial disputes. It spilled over into the wave of strike for higher salaries and better conditions in different sectors, from railway workers and port workers to Royal Mail employees and even lawyers.

A 31-page TUC report seen by The Guardian details series of law changes and suggestions that he said would make it harder to strike. Those changes would encroach on rights of freedom of associations and collective bargaining should be guaranteed by ILO conventions ratified by the UK, union body claimed.

It said: “TUC is extremely concerned what these plans will greatly affect on trade union rights […] in especially because it is extremely difficult to take effective strike action.”

If it decides that the complaint is justified, the ILO power denounce Britain as a signatory to its conventions in reports. It might be awkward for in government, which regularly comments on rights in Another countries. However, the ILO does not power to intervene directly in British lawmaking.

government It has already introduced some laws year the purpose of which is to limit the influence of unions. In July, deputies voted for a law on allow companies to hire agency workers to replace strikers despite objections of Confederation of Recruitment and Employment, Lobby group for enterprises in sector.

Kwasi Kwarteng, who presumably to become Chancellor Truss, had previously stated that changes to “burdensome 1970s-style restrictions” are needed to curb “militant trade union action”.

Truss threatened to introduce legal minimum levels of service in critical national infrastructure. This can greatly limit ability of teachers, postal and energy workers to go on strike, as well as transport workers who This summer they held several strikes across the country.

Another changes discussed by transport secretary Grant Shapps, would impose more detailed technical requirements before unions can go on strike.

These include the prohibition of strikes by various trade unions. in the same workplace, limiting the number of pickets at critical infrastructure requiring 60 days of “cooling” off period” between strikes and an increase in the minimum notice periods for strike action. Shapps also said government will seek to “prohibit intimidation language”, no detail how it would be work.

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