B1334 - (GCHQ) Trade Union Bill 2018Watch
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No. Trade unions need further democratisation and strong restrictions to their power, but no employee should be forbidden by law from voluntarily associating with other people.
- Political Ambassador
I do not see how forcing organisations linked to security services to provide information to all Freedom of Information requests strengthens national security.
It has been justified about as well as the bill introducing indoctrination into most schools. It is also worth noting that the 1984-97 ban was found to be in contravention of International Labour Law which we are party to as only the police and armed forces are exempt from the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention,
With respect, I strongly disagree with this bill and will be voting against it, and I urge all of my parliamentary colleagues that respect this country’s liberal, freedom-centric traditions to do likewise.
The right to freedom of association, mostly commonly expressed by workers in the form of joining a trade union, should be an accessible option for all people, this bill limits that right, which should be cherished.
I also share Jammy’s concerns regarding international law.
- Political Ambassador
If workers at GCHQ cannot join a trade union, they are forbidding from joining a voluntary association. It is an oxymoron to say that they are free to join in association with other people; your point is nonsensical. I cannot support people being forbidden from associating with other people. If this government wishes to properly tackle trade unions, it should take the sensible route and restrict their power rather then just looking at one area and taking away people's freedom.
Restrict their power sounds quite vague, do you mind elaborating this "sensible" route? And why do this arbitrarily on all trade unions?