Strike Ballot

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Strike Ballot

A referendum by members of a union to decide whether or not to declare a strike, which is a refusal to work in an attempt to force their employer to adopt better working conditions. Under labor laws in the United States, a union must inform the employer seven days before a strike ballot takes place, and the results must have independent verification if there are more than 50 employees affected.
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UNIONS have welcomed moves by the Welsh Government to block a controversial Bill aimed at reforming strike ballots, picketing and the collection of union subscriptions.
GOVERNMENT plans to reform strike ballots will come under attack by delegates at a leading union conference, with complaints that the move is an "outright assault" on the right to take industrial action.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union backed walkouts by 4-1 on a turnout of 60 per cent, beating planned government thresholds on strike ballots.
Industrial action in the health, education, transport and fire services would require the support of at least 40% of all those entitled to take part in strike ballots - as well as a majority of those who actually turn out to vote.
I think the time has come for looking at setting thresholds in strike ballots.
Summary: Changes to strike ballots should be made as part of the "modernisation" of industrial relations, a think tank has urged.
Fresh talks aimed at averting industrial action by thousands of engineering construction workers will resume tomorrow as the results of strike ballots start to be revealed, it was announced today.
Bob Crow, leader of the RMT - the biggest of four unions involved - said: "The private train companies just won't talk to us so we are left with no alternative but to hold national strike ballots.
He said the union was holding indicative strike ballots at some schools.
Two other unions, Amicus and the Transport & General Workers, are also conducting strike ballots.
Ninety-five percent of Midwest Express flight attendants who cast valid strike ballots voted "FOR" a strike.
TEACHERS were today set to decide whether to hold strike ballots over pay.