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Trade Dispute (Definition)

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what considerations he took into account in the framing of the definition of a trade dispute in the Employment Bill.

The proposals in the Employment Bill are designed to mark more clearly what is acceptable in the field of industrial action and to reflect concern expressed to the Government during consultations about the present wide immunity for strikes which have little to do with the normal subjects of a trade dispute and for action against companies which have no dispute with their own employees.