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Detail of outcome
The response document sets out which ‘important public sectors’ will be subject to the 40% threshold. The government will bring forward secondary legislation to define these services.
We will also:
- remove the broad reference to ancillary workers in the Trade Union Bill
- apply the 40% threshold to private sector union members, where they are carrying out a specified important public service
- require ballots to be run under the 40% threshold where a majority of workers involved are carrying out an important public service
Detail of feedback received
205 responses were received from a wide range of organisations including:
- trade unions
- private individuals
- public service providers
- law firms and representatives of the legal profession
The government is introducing a new 40% ballot threshold for taking industrial action in important public services. This means industrial action in those areas will need the support of at least 40% of those entitled to vote.
This consultation seeks evidence on whom within the fire, health, education, transport, border security, and nuclear decommissioning sectors should be subject to the new threshold.