Government review into union electronic balloting welcome, says TUC

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Commenting on the government’s announcement today (Thursday) commissioning the independent review on the use of electronic voting in industrial action ballots, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“We welcome today’s announcement of the independent review into allowing union members to use online voting ­­– the result of union campaigning during the Trade Union Bill debates.

“It is time to bring union balloting into the 21st century and let members vote securely online.

“Thousands of e-ballots are used every year, by hundreds of organisations, including the Conservative Party. Allowing union members to vote online should be an uncontroversial move welcomed by anyone who values democracy.

“It is in everyone’s interests that the review is carried out quickly and not dragged out.”

ENDS

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