Employment Agencies and Trade Unions — 11 Jul 2022 at 21:10
That the draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2022, which were laid before this House on 27 June, be approved.
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Liability of Trade Unions in Proceedings in Tort (Increase of Limits on Damages) Order 2022 (S.I., 2022, No. 699), dated 22 June 2022, a copy of which was laid before this House on 24 June 2022, be annulled.
“No British worker should be treated in this way… we will not allow this to happen again”.-[Official Report, 30 March 2022; Vol. 711, c. 840.]
“we are taking legal action…against the company concerned”.-[Official Report, 23 March 2022; Vol. 711, c. 326.]
“The hiring of workers to break a strike in a sector which cannot be regarded as an essential sector in the strict sense of the term…constitutes a serious violation of freedom of association.”
“It is at least arguable that these pre-existing powers are constrained by the 2020 Act, s 29 so that they cannot be used in a way that will violate the TCA and the obligations thereunder. If this argument is correct, the government is constrained by its own hand from legislating to revoke regulation 7 by secondary legislation.”
“The government’s proposal will not work. Agency staff have a choice of roles and are highly unlikely to choose to cross picket lines.”
“a shameless ideological assault on the millions of trade union members…in this country who are already suffering from the cost-of-living crisis.”
“Bringing in less qualified agency staff to deliver important services will endanger public safety”.
“Not a word in advance, not a letter to say that this is what they intended to do”.
“We will fiercely oppose any attempt to attack workers’ rights and we look forward to a future where workers throughout the UK have the strongest employment rights in Europe, instead of the weakest”,
“We can only see these proposals inflaming strikes-not ending them”.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||285 (+2 tell)||1||0||80.0%|
|Lab||0||158 (+2 tell)||0||79.6%|
|Alec Shelbrooke||Elmet and Rothwell||Con (front bench)||no|