42 years of anti-trade union laws


As highlighted in our annual report, Tory anti-trade union laws continue to be implemented, 42 years after Thatcher first tried to destroy the defenders of the working class, the trade unions.

On 1 April 2022, the so-called “trade union regulator” more formally known as the Certification Officer will assume the powers given to her by the Employment Act 2016 to impose financial levies on trade unions. see https://www.ier.org.uk/comments/this-is-no-april-fool-but-it-is-delivered-by-a-government-of-fools/

Trade union membership has continued to rise nationally each year since 2016 https://www.tuc.org.uk/blogs/good-news-bad-news-and-same-challenges-trade-union-membership-statistics