Valerie votes on Trade Union Bill

On Tuesday 10 November 2015 I voted at the Report Stage and against the Third Reading of the Trade Union Bill. The Bill amends the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation Act) Act 1992.

The Bill requires a minimum thresholds of a 50% turnout in all industrial action ballots, sets out requirements on unions for the supervision of picketing and other restrictions on trade union activity.

At committee stage, Labour put forward amendments to allow ballots on industrial action to take place electronically.

I voted against the Bill because it weakens important protections for employees in the work place.

The Bill passed its third reading by 305 Ayes to 271 Noes.