Gagging Bill targets trade unionists

Andy Newman, Labour Party in Corsham High Street, Chippenham summerThe Transparency of lobbying, non-party campaigning and trade union administration bill is passing through Parliament and is currently being debated in the Lords.

The third part of the Bill is particularly damaging to trade unions where there are proposals to alter the regulations concerning trade union membership records.  The particularly worrying aspect of this part of the Bill is the number of people who will be able to look at trade union membership data which will include the government and employers’ agents. This is a direct attack on trade unionists.

A petition has been established, which makes the point that we can’t trust Andrew Lansley and his Lobbying Bill with union members’ personal data.

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