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Anti-union Bill an attack on fair play

Published 25/01/2016

The UK has supposedly the oldest parliamentary democracy in the world and we talk often of our historical belief in fair play.

Yet with the proposed Trade Union Bill, this Conservative Government is seeking to seriously undermine these values.

We've already seen them make it harder to register to vote; soon they will redraw the parliamentary map in a way that clearly benefits the Conservative Party.

Hidden in the Trade Union Bill is a clause designed to cut off trade unions' financial support for the Labour Party, while doing nothing to limit the hedge funds and millionaires that support the Tories.

Across Northern Ireland our elected politicians have already demonstrated their opposition in the House of Commons to these measures and, as the House of Lords debates the Bill, we can only hope the Government drops them.

LC HUSTON

Regional secretary, Northern Ireland

Communication Workers Union

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