Knight Review recommends pilots of online voting for trade unions

Sir Ken Knight’s independent review into e-balloting for trade unions has recommended pilots of online voting be undertaken. Welcoming the recommendation, WebRoots Democracy says it could “pave the way” for … Continue reading Knight Review recommends pilots of online voting for trade unions

Online voting for industrial action is “long and unfairly overdue”

The UK Government has announced details of the independent review into online voting for trade union strike ballots, which was secured as part of the 2016 Trade Union Act. The … Continue reading Online voting for industrial action is “long and unfairly overdue”

UK Government to hold independent review on online strike ballots

The UK Government is to commission an independent review into the use of online voting for trade union strike ballots following a recent vote in the House of Commons on … Continue reading UK Government to hold independent review on online strike ballots

Government defeated in the House of Lords on online strike ballots

The UK Government has been defeated in the House of Lords by 320 votes to 181 on an amendment to the Trade Union Bill to allow for a review of … Continue reading Government defeated in the House of Lords on online strike ballots

Lord Kerslake: Online voting is ‘more secure than postal’

The former Head of the UK Civil Service, crossbench Peer, and President of the Local Government Association, Lord Kerslake has suggested that online balloting is more secure than postal ballots in … Continue reading Lord Kerslake: Online voting is ‘more secure than postal’

TUC/YouGov poll: Majority of British public support online strike ballots

The majority of the British public say that the use of electronic balloting to vote for industrial action is appropriate, according to a poll commissioned from YouGov and published by … Continue reading TUC/YouGov poll: Majority of British public support online strike ballots

Vince Cable backs online voting for trade union strike ballots

Liberal Democrat Business Secretary, Vince Cable has called for the introduction of online voting for trade union strike ballots. The announcement comes after criticism from the Conservative Party that strikes … Continue reading Vince Cable backs online voting for trade union strike ballots