HL Deb 01 June 1981 vol 420 cc1102-3WA
Lord Houghton of Sowerby

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will include in their further review of industrial relations and trade union practices in the European Communities a study of the technique and effectiveness of the recently reported "strike in reverse" (The Times, 29th April) in the Italian Foreign Office, where staff "worked twice as hard" and far into the night in support of a pay claim.

The Earl of Gowrie

We are always ready to learn from overseas experience bearing in mind that it is not always possible to transplant industrial relations practices from one country to another.