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’

Online voting: One rule for political parties, another rule for trade unions?

By Areeq Chowdhury. There seems to be an inconsistency in the Government’s stance relating to the use of online voting in trade union strike ballots. The Government has, so far, … Continue reading Online voting: One rule for political parties, another rule for trade unions?

Unite leader urges PM to introduce online voting for trade union strike ballots

Len McCluskey, leader of the UK’s largest trade union, Unite, has written to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to introduce online voting for trade union strike ballots. In a … Continue reading Unite leader urges PM to introduce online voting for trade union 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