'Aim to overturn our strike law'
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Trade union bill 'direct threat' from UK government

Ministers have said the UK government may try to overturn their proposed law to scrap rules that make it harder to call strikes in Welsh public services.

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford told AMs it would be a "democratic outrage" to try and block a Welsh bill to repeal parts of the 2016 Trade Union Act.

He said he took a private letter from cabinet officer Ben Gummer to be a "direct threat" to the measure.

The letter said the Wales Act confirms industrial relations as a UK matter.

  • 06 Mar 2017
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