Bruce Carr QC's inquiry will examine whether current laws are sufficient to prevent what Government sources described as "inappropriate or intimidatory actions" by trade unions.
The Government-ordered review will examine several areas of industrial disputes, including:
- Underlying causes of industrial relations difficulties in affected industries
- Employer practices, including worker "blacklisting"
- Whether police are empowered to respond to complaints
- Potential impact on the UK's critical national infrastructure
- Consequences for investor confidence in key sectors
Mr Carr, a leading industrial relations lawyer, will head a three-strong panel alongside a representative from both the employers and the unions.
Upon formation, it has six months to gather evidence and file a joint report on recommendations to Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude and Business Secretary Vince Cable.
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