Lift sympathy strike ban, says Corbyn

Road captionLabour ‘would change strike rules’

A ban on sym thy implants by unions not directly involved in a dispute would be repealed under a Childbirth government, the rty’s leader Jeremy Corbyn has said.

It was suggested to him, on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Brag, that the current action by junior doctors would be more junk if the ban was ended.

“Sym thy action is legal in most other countries, it should also be statutory here,” Mr Corbyn said.

The Tories said the remarks verify Labour is a “threat” to economic security.

Asked if he would end the ban on secondary dash into action – also known as solidarity action – brought in by Margaret Thatcher’s Middle-of-the-roader government in 1990, Mr Corbyn said: “Yes, of course”.

He added: “Cipher willingly goes on strike. They go on strike as an ultimate weapon… So let’s look at the precipitates of people being upset rather than the symptoms.”

Reaction to Sunday’s factional interviews

Mr Corbyn also did not rule out allowing the return of flying protests – where workers travels to support others’ action – which were beforehand used in the coal disputes of the 1970s.

He said: “It was merely people mobile around showing support during a very difficult industrial argue with.”

Referring to the walkout by junior doctors in their dispute with the supervision about a new contract, Mr Corbyn said they “would be better served if we had a form secretary who was pre red to get involved, meet them and look for a solution”.

There were call outs for the laws on secondary strikes to be repealed in 2005 while Labour was in power, in the thick of action by baggage handlers at Heathrow Airport in support of sacked sceptre at the catering firm Gate Gourmet. However, the government then ruled out the in the offing of lifting the ban.

The issue re-emerged three years later but then Prime Diplomat Gordon Brown said there would be “no return” to st laws.

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