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INDUSTRIAL ACTION BALLOTING PROCEDURES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 710: tabled on 26 January 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House acknowledges that the anti-trade union laws currently in place have led to the deplorable situation of unions having fewer rights to take industrial action now than they did in 1906; expresses its disappointment that the complex rules regarding balloting procedures which are a great financial and bureaucratic burden to trade unions have not been repealed; further notes the unnecessary requirement that trade unions must give notice to an employer both of a ballot for action and of the date when an industrial action will commence; believes that simplifying the rules regarding balloting procedures and notice periods would alleviate the unfair restrictions placed on industrial action and therefore promote more effective representation of workers; and calls on the Government to do everything in its power to ensure that the anti-trade union laws of the past are not allowed to continue into the future.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2010
Islington North
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Coventry South
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Livingston
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Sunderland North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2010
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 February 2010
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2010
Glasgow East
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 26 January 2010
Croydon Central
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Dover
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
Wolverhampton North East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Halifax
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Bolsover
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2010
Pudsey
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 27 January 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.