TUC calls for end to union ‘e-voting’ ban

The
TUC is calling on the Government to change the law to allow union members to be
able to vote by phone and-email when taking part in union ballots.

Trade
union leaders will today e-mail employment relations minister Alan Johnson,
asking him to end what they call the outdated ban on online voting for major
union ballots.

The
unions want the right for members to vote by phone or e-mail when taking part
in ballots over industrial action, union elections and political funds as part
of the review of the Employment Relations Act.

Brendan
Barber, TUC general secretary elect, said: "The Government should give
unions the freedom to improve services and participation through the internet.
Outdated law is hindering the advance of e-democracy."

By Ben Willmott

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