Commuters are bracing themselves for further turmoil as drivers from two train operators announce another round of disruptive industrial action.
On July 2, members of Aslef will walk out, while LNER drivers will refuse overtime starting from July 1. As these strikes loom, Keir Starmer’s ambitious proposal to facilitate easier industrial action has encountered significant resistance from the British public.
If Starmer were to become the Prime Minister, he aims to streamline the process of taking crippling industrial action, eliminating the thresholds for ballot action. However, the majority of Brits do not support this initiative.
Approximately 44 percent expressed their disapproval of making it simpler for workers to stage walkouts.
Similarly, 42 percent of the population opposes the idea of scrapping the requirement for unions to attain at least 40 percent support from their members before strike action is considered legal.
Should Starmer’s Labour Party achieve victory in the election, it is expected that a package of workers’ rights reforms will be implemented within his first 100 days in office.
These reforms encompass various measures, including ending probation periods and relaxing strike regulations.
In light of this, the entire Shadow Cabinet has been tasked with prioritizing its policies and determining whether changes in legislation will be necessary to bring about their implementation.
However, it is worth noting that while the proposal to ease strike regulations faces opposition, Starmer’s other policy commitments receive support from the British public.
The doubling of training places for doctors, extension of maternity rights, and banning of zero-hour contracts are initiatives that resonate positively with the population.
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