The history of labor policies in the United Kingdom
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- Outlawing Strikes
- By Industrial Layabout, Freedom, 11 January
1997. Proposals on a draft Government Green Paper, including
that the calling of a strike with ‘disproportionate or
excessive’ effects would be unlawful and any employer
of other business affected could seek an injunction against
- UK Union Left Revolt As Blair Appoints Union
- By Andrew Grice, Political Editor, the Times,
25 May 1997. Embittered trade union leaders are threatening
to spoil Tony Blair's honeymoon by joining a left-wing
revolt against his plans to water down the policy-making
powers of Labour's annual conference.
- Britain likely to resist new EU rule on works
- London Times, 5 June 1997. Britain is poised
to reject suggestions from Brussels that all companies with
more than 50 staff should set up works councils and that
those which resist should face sanctions.
- Join the real world, Blair tells
- By Philip Webster and Philip Bassett, The London
Times, 10 September 1997. The Prime Minister told the
trade unions in stark terms yesterday that they must cast
aside dogma and join the real world if they were to have a
role in creating a modern enterprise Britain.