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Trades Union Ballot Legislation

Submitted on Friday 9th December 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Trades Union Ballot Legislation

Additional Information

A loophole should be closed whereby members of a trade union can vote for strike action even if they are not directly affected. An example of this is the planned strike by ASLEF on Boxing Day whereby trade union officials actively encourage their members to vote for action even if they are on annual leave or other absence. The individual member can effectively vote for strike action and receive full pay. On this basis, there is nothing to lose by supporting the action. Voting undertaken by absentees should be regarded as ineligible.

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