Strike Ballots

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th April 1957.

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Photo of Mr William Yates Mr William Yates , The Wrekin 12:00 am, 11th April 1957

asked the Minister of Labour, in order to protect families and homes from the consequences of victimisation either by employers or the trade unions during industrial disputes, if he will introduce legislation with the effect of declaring illegal a lockout or official strike in which the employees involved have not had the opportunity of giving their personal decision, free from duress, by secret ballot conducted by his officials, and providing that no illegal action shall carry the right of benefit by way of tax or State assistance to employer or employee, thus saving taxpayers' money.