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Jo Mackie comments on anti-strike legislation in HR Magazine

February 2023

Jo Mackie, Director and Head of Employment at Lawrence Stephens, discusses how anti-strike legislation will disproportionately impact women.

Jo’s comments were published in HR Magazine, 22 February 2023, and can be found here.
“There is no doubt that by restricting women’s ability to strike, the legislation will force this group of workers into poorer conditions.
“Women, who are poorly treated anyway, will no longer be able to make their point by striking, which is often their only recourse, and so in my mind, the bill constitutes sex-discrimination. If the unions aren’t already onto this, they should be.”