Employers can now hire agency staff to plug staffing gap from strike action

From today, businesses most affected by industrial action will be able to call upon skilled, temporary staff at short notice to plug essential positions. This will help to mitigate the disproportionate impact strike action can have both on the UK economy and society by allowing crucial services, that we all use on a daily basis, to continue functioning.

Today’s change in the law will apply across all sectors, for example, in education where strike action can force parents to stay at home with their children rather than go to work.

The government fast tracked these new laws as strike action have amped up in various industries from transport, the post office, healthcare, law to education. These reforms should mean less disruption for people going about their daily lives.

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