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TRADE UNIONS AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1518A1: tabled on 27 June 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Alex Salmond on 26 June 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'House' to 'celebrates' in line 5.

Original motion text

That this House rejects the insulting description of trade unions as "restrictive practices that exist in our economy" by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on 26th June; believes that this reactionary and right-wing attitude to the trade union movement is more akin to that of Victorian mill owners rather than 21st century government; and celebrates the contribution of trade unions to society as a vital element in protecting and promoting the interests of working men and women.