MPs vote to allow agency staff to cover striking workers

12 July 2022

Last night (11 July 2022), MPs voted through regulations that allow agency workers to replace striking staff. The vote passed with 289 to 202.

In response to the news that further rail strikes will be taking place, the changes have been accelerated to remove the ban on using agency workers to cover official industrial action.

The Statutory Instrument details the changes made. This draft will apply to England, Wales and Scotland.

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