Employment Law
21st July 2022

Law prohibiting agency workers from being used during strike action changed

New long in place
On 21 July 2022, the Law preventing agency workers from being used during strike action was repealed.

Businesses that are most affected by industrial action will be able to call upon skilled, temporary staff at short notice. This will help to plug essential positions.

This will also help mitigate the unreasonable impact strike action can have both on the UK economy and society by allowing crucial services to continue functioning.

“In light of militant trade union action threatening to bring vital public services to a standstill, we have moved at speed to repeal these burdensome, 1970s – style restrictions” said Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng.

This change in the law will apply across all sectors.  An example, is in education where strike action may force parents to stay at home with their children rather than go to work.