Help me, peoples: collective bargaining rights February 8, 2011Posted by Tomboktu in Economics, Labour relations, Trade Unions, Workers Rights.
Somewhere recently I (think that I) read or heard that the Labour Party will make a law change to guarantee the right to collective bargaining or to union recognition part of any agreement they make for going into government. I cannot find anything on their website on this topic that is related to the current election campaign. (There is a speech Michael D Higgins made in December 2007 when they introduced a Private Members Bill to give effect to this, but that is well outside the scope of this general election.)
Does anybody here know if this is a policy they are due to announce during the campaign, or was it merely wishful thinking on my part?