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#TradeUnionBill Climb Down: Strikers Will Not Have To Get Police Permission For Twitter Use

The pressure is growing on Government Ministers in the fight against the Trade Union Bill.

Business Secretary Sajid Javid appears to have u-turned on making striking workers tell police how they plan to use Twitter two weeks ahead of any industrial action.

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The government is clearly beginning to feel the pressure to amend this draconian and unnecessary bill. It was a ridiculous plan to make unions give two weeks’ notice on their use of Facebook and Twitter during strikes and to spell out a fortnight ahead what would be written on protest placards.

“However, today’s announcement doesn’t change the fact that this Bill is a huge threat to civil liberties. Picket supervisors will still have to give their name and contact details to the police, and unions still face court injunctions and possible damages if an organiser forgets to wear an armband.”

Source: Trade Union Bill Climb Down: Strikers Will Not Have To Get Police Permission For Twitter Use

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