Hundreds of people have protested in London in front of Downing Street against the bill that has been brought forward by the House of Commons and that would force striking workers in key sectors, such as health or transport, to provide minimum services. Teachers are the latest workers to announce walkouts in the UK.
The controversial project Strike Law has passed its final parliamentary phase in the House of Commons after MPs voted in favor of the legislation by 309 votes in favor and 249 against. The measure had been promised by the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, who thus celebrated through Twitter that the law passed to a new phase.
The British government has also decided to block a controversial Scottish bill aimed at facilitating legal sex change. This is the first time a Scottish law has been blocked as it affects legislation across the UK.
“We achieved a two-thirds majority in the Scottish national parliament. The fact that the British Parliament is now trying to annul it is an outrage against democracy,” said the leader of the Scottish national party in Westmister, Stephen Flynn.
On Twitter, Scotland’s chief minister has also pointed out that this is a frontal attack on the decision-making of the Scottish Parliament. She has added that the Scottish Government will defend its legislative power warning that this blockade could be the first of many.