Matt Wrack Life story
Matthew D. Wrack is a British trade unionist and former firefighter. He was elected General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union in May 2005.
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... Fire Brigades Union general secretary Matt Wrack called the bill a " shameful attack" on democratic rights and key workers...
Grant Shapps unveils new powers in strike laws
By Becky MortonPolitical reporter
Business Secretary Grant Shapps has set out plans to enforce minimum service levels during strike action, including for ambulance staff, firefighters and railway workers.
Under The Bill , some employees would be required to work during a strike and could be sacked if they refuse.
Mr Shapps said the aim was to protect Lives and livelihoods.
But unions said the proposed bill was " undemocratic, unworkable, and almost certainly illegal".
And Labour said it would repeal the legislation if it wins The Next general election.
The new bill, comes amid a wave of industrial action across public services, with unions calling for pay increases to keep up with The Rising cost of living.
The government is seeking to extend legislation on Public Transport already making its way through Parliament to cover other sectors.
They would also have The Power to set minimum levels of service for health, education, nuclear decommissioning and border security but hope to reach voluntary agreements in these areas.
Ministers will decide The Level of service required for each sector during strikes after consultation with the unions.
Employers will then be able to issue a " work notice" to unions, setting out who is required to work during a strike.
Under the legislation there would be no automatic protection from unfair dismissal for an employee who is told to work through a notice but chooses to strike.
If a strike is not conducted in accordance with the new rules, employers would be also be able to sue unions for losses.
" We all want minimum standards of safety, service and staffing. It is The Ministers failing to provide it, " She Said , adding that The Public was being put At Risk Every Day by The Crisis in the NHS and staff shortages.
Mr Shapps told MPs: " No One is talking about sacking Nurses . . Nothing We Are announcing today in this bill from the Despatch Box is about getting rid of Nurses any More Than any employment contract has to be followed. "
Conservative MPs spoke in support of the plans in The Commons but one, Stephen Mcpartland , said on Twitter it was " shameful" to target individual workers and " order them to walk past their mates on [the] picket line or be sacked".
" This legislation would mean that when workers democratically vote to strike, they can be forced to work and sacked if they don't comply, " He Said .
" That's undemocratic, unworkable, and almost certainly illegal. "
Mick Lynch, head of the RMT transport union, said the " draconian legislation" sought to " punish workers" for demanding decent pay and working conditions.
The GMB union, which represents some ambulance workers, said The Bill would " alienate" NHS staff further by " attacking their fundamental right to take action".
Ambulance staff in England and Wales are preparing to walk out on Wednesday, while Nurses in England and teachers in Scotland are also set to strike next week.
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Source of news: bbc.com