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  • Kirsten

The Tories should devolve employment law to Scotland

Updated: Jan 26, 2023

The Tories are hellbent on their plans for extreme anti strike legislation, making it harder for workers to go on strike over pay and conditions, amidst a Tory failure to enter constructive talks with unions.

Nobody wants to see strikes - including the workers involved - but now the rights of Scottish workers are in the firing line with consistent refusals from the Tories to fully devolve employment law to Scotland.

It should be clear to us all that extreme, heavy-handed legislation isn’t the solution to industrial disputes. Getting round the table with workers is.

The SNP Scottish Government has left no stone unturned to find a solution to disputes in Scotland, and not once have proposed legislation that would attack the workers involved in industrial action - an approach the Tories should learn from.

If Westminster continues ahead with their assault on workers, all while ignoring calls to devolve employment law, it’ll serve as a further reminder that Scots face constant attack from the Tories, a problem only the full powers of independence can solve.


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