House of Commons
TRADE UNION RIGHTS OF ACCESS TO WORKPLACES
EDM #2243
Tabled 27 March 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House believes that the right to join a trade union is a basic democratic right, and that trade unions play an invaluable role in defending the pay, terms and conditions of their members; regrets that presently in the UK there is no legal right of access to workplaces for unions to recruit new members, and that a number of employers actively seek to bar trade union activists from the premises; notes that this situation contrasts starkly with the law in New Zealand, where legislation prevents employers from unreasonably withholding access to the premises as long as sufficient notice is given by the trade union; and therefore calls on the Government to bring forward legislation to give trade unions similar rights of access to work places in the UK.

Signatures (47)

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.
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
27 March 2019
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
27 March 2019
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
27 March 2019
Stevens, Jo
Labour
27 March 2019
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
27 March 2019
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
27 March 2019
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
27 March 2019
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
27 March 2019
Hill, Mike
Labour
27 March 2019
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
27 March 2019
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
28 March 2019
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
28 March 2019
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
28 March 2019
Sobel, Alex
Labour
29 March 2019
Haigh, Louise
Labour
29 March 2019
Spellar, John
Labour
29 March 2019
Cryer, John
Labour
29 March 2019
Stringer, Graham
Labour
29 March 2019
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
01 April 2019
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
01 April 2019
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
01 April 2019
Pidcock, Laura
Labour
01 April 2019
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
01 April 2019
Snell, Gareth
Labour
02 April 2019
McGinn, Conor
Labour
02 April 2019
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
03 April 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
03 April 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
04 April 2019
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
04 April 2019
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
05 April 2019
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
08 April 2019
Glindon, Mary
Labour
09 April 2019
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
09 April 2019
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
10 April 2019
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
11 April 2019
Frith, James
Labour
15 April 2019
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
23 April 2019
Smith, Laura
Labour
23 April 2019
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
23 April 2019
Jones, Graham P
Labour
25 April 2019
Williamson, Chris
Independent
10 June 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion