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RIGHT TO STRIKE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 802: tabled on 12 February 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 notes that 18 February 2015 is Global Day of Action for the Right to Strike; further notes that the Canadian Supreme Court on 30 January 2015 handed down a judgment proclaiming that the right to strike was a fundamental right inherent in the fact that freedom of association is guaranteed by the Canadian charter of Rights; observes that in stark contrast the right to strike is not enshrined in UK law; is deeply concerned by the recent report of the European Committee of Social Rights that the UK is not in conformity with the Articles of the European Social Charter 1961 which it has ratified; is appalled at the extent of non-conformity with the Charter in relation to the right to organise, the right to bargain collectively, the right to just conditions of work and the right to a fair remuneration, amongst others; is further concerned that the UK, which was the first country to ratify the International Labour Organisation Convention 87, remains in breach in relation to the absence of the right to strike; condemns Conservative Party proposals to place yet further legal restrictions on industrial action as another move away from internationally-agreed standards; congratulates the Trades Union Congress and the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom on their work to defend and promote trade union rights; and calls on the Government to immediately fulfil its international obligations regarding trade union rights including those under the European Social Charter and ILO Convention 87.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Blaydon
Bayley, Sir Hugh
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
York Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Glasgow South West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Swansea West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 February 2015
Foyle
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2015
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 6 March 2015
Bradford West
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 23 February 2015
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Luton North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2015
Manchester, Withington
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2015
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 3 March 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2015
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Easington
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Ynys Môn
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 February 2015
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Bolsover
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 March 2015
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.