Monday, 17 May 2010

Free Trade Unions?

The dispute between cabin staff and British Airways hopefully will be resolved soon, industrial disputes do not tend to benefit anyone.

With the news media only interested in soundbite tabloid journalism I have put the BA cabin staff case in the hyperlink

The High Court ruling today that blocked the strike action by unite is frankly unbelieveable, a judge says the ballot is legal and a majority of unite members support strike action, but the unions method of relaying the ballot result to their members was not legal and this should be enough to halt strike action.

The best result for this dispute is a negotiated settlement, but in a free democratic society people should have a legal right to remove their labour, the fact employers can use the law to frustrate those democratic rights will not help solve this dispute or help industrial relations in the future.

Have workers less human rights than their employers? High court judges believe they do!

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