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Malawi — Question for Short Debate (23 October 2014)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...balance in enabling private sector led employment growth while protecting the small-scale farmers who make up the bulk of Malawi’s rural population from land grabs and unfair practices? Some 20,000 farmers in Malawi currently benefit from fair trade schemes, particularly in the tea, coffee and groundnut sectors, with premiums being reinvested in rural schools, healthcare and...

Young People: Alternatives to University — Motion to Take Note (23 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Turner of Camden: ...used not to be the case in the old days. That is the result of the successful campaigns we ran then, and there is no reason why we should not build upon what we achieved. Many speakers have referred to the trade union movement, which has a long record of assisting people so far as education is concerned. Certainly a number of my parliamentary colleagues owe the fact that they have had a...

Construction Industry — Motion to Take Note (23 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Morris of Handsworth: ...local shops, hospitals and schools. As we seek to change attitudes and culture in the British economy, we must also examine the methods and behaviour of some of the stakeholders, including employers and, of course, trade unions. The worst example of behaviour that we have experienced in the construction industry is the blacklisting of workers, which was, frankly, not just disgraceful but...

Free Trade Agreement: US and EU — Question (23 October 2014)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the prospects for the free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union.

Northern Ireland: Haass Talks — Question for Short Debate (22 October 2014)

Lord Hylton: ...reflect the views of most peace-loving citizens. Such people want to get on with their lives. Therefore, they will usually back the least bad candidates. This means that the opinions of civil society, trade unions, business groups and voluntary organisations, including churches, should be taken into account when trying to deal with the most divisive issues. Will the Government do so and,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Minimum Wage (22 October 2014)

Jonathan Evans: ...have powers when they structure their pay settlements to lift the position of those who are on the minimum wage and on their payroll? In that regard, perhaps he shares my disappointment that the trade unions in Wales have rejected the Welsh Assembly’s plan to do just that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Zero-hours Contracts (22 October 2014)

Nia Griffith: Over 50,000 workers in Wales are on zero-hours contracts, with all the stress, insecurity and exploitation that that entails. Will the Minister join me in congratulating the trade union USDAW—the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers—on negotiating annualised contracts for workers with some big retail firms in Wales, giving both sides flexibility but also guaranteed...

[Hywel Williams in the Chair] — Voter Registration (22 October 2014)

Stephen Twigg: ...students, and that is something that does apply for 2015; it does not await further changes in terms of the legislative framework. What measures will the Government take to work with universities, the National Union of Students and local authorities, so that we maximise the number of higher education students on the register at their place of study in time for the election next year? Let...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Schedule 1 (The Education Authority) (21 October 2014)

John O'Dowd: Perhaps one thing we should be looking at is trade union representation on the board.  At least, they have a mandate from their trade unions to represent the views of the boards.  There are around five teachers' trade unions.  You might want to suggest to them that they send a representative from that collective body.  I understand the principle behind the amendment, but,...

Deregulation Bill: Committee (21 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Thornton: ...Clause 10 to be withdrawn. Page 16 of the impact assessment states: “There has been minimal analysis”, due to what has happened. The analysis, it continued, was, “based on the data provided by the PHV trade associations. Due to time constraints there has not been a significant amount of analysis”, to justify these clauses being in the Bill. The Government have...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Examination of Witnesses (21 October 2014)

David Fairs: We might see trade unions start to move into that area, too.

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Examination of Witnesses (21 October 2014) See 1 other result from this clause

...probably quite likely with the larger employers that offer DB. Almost all will offer some form of DC benefit. There are added complexities when you have work force agreements and relationships with trade unions that require negotiations on any change. If you did want to move to a different type of scheme, you would have to go through quite a process to make sure people were bought into it,...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill (21 October 2014) See 1 other result from this clause

...Tuesday 21 October Until no later than 4.00 pm Aon Hewitt; Financial Services Consumer Panel; Confederation of British Industry Thursday 23 October Until no later than 12.15 pm Mr Dominic Lindley; Which?; Trades Union Congress Thursday 23 October Until no later than 1.00 pm Pensions Policy Institute; Dr Ros Altmann; Age UK Thursday 23 October Until no later than 3.00 pm Association of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU External Trade: USA (21 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Empey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the implications for the National Health Service of a successful outcome to the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations between the European Union and the United States.

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Report (1st Day) (20 October 2014)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: ...would cover so many workers as to render it ineffective. That is why I proposed at the Committee stage of this Bill in July the amendment before your Lordships, drafted with the invaluable help of the union USDAW. I thank all at USDAW for their great help on this issue. The amendment focuses specifically on those workers who are required to enforce, as part of their employment, compliance...

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Clause 3 — Responsibility (20 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Edward Garnier: ...to leave the Chamber, but there we are—what I said on Second Reading, because I do not think anything has been done to the Bill since Second Reading to alter my mind about it. I do not take a trade union view. I do not take a cataclysmic view of the sort expressed by the Opposition spokesman that this is a Bill designed to undermine workers’ rights, or whatever it may be. I...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Civil Service:  Savings (20 October 2014)

Peter Robinson: ...servants in Northern Ireland for a population of 1·8 million people, we certainly can make reductions without having any serious impact on the services that are provided.  I agree wholeheartedly with the trade unions that that has to be a planned reduction, perhaps over a period, to ensure that we do not leave any parts of the public service undermanned and that we are able to...

The Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker (Standing Order No. 3) — European Union (Referendum) Bill (17 October 2014) See 9 other results from this debate

Mike Gapes: ...country is outward looking and global; it has a stable society and the rule of law. It is also involved in the largest single market in the world, on a continent of 500 million people. Half of our trade is with the European Union. The Bill represents a threat to that and to the jobs and prosperity of our people. That is a flaw in the Bill. I have talked about the proposed date, and I will...

Uk Government: Scotland (16 October 2014)

Alistair Carmichael: ...fail if it includes only the political parties, because unfortunately they always see things through the prism of their own self-interest. For that reason, we have to bring in wider voices—civic society, the business community, the trade unions, the Churches and just interested citizens who have something to say. It is for that reason that, as somebody who passionately believes in...

Russia — Motion to Take Note (16 October 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Lord Maclennan of Rogart: ...the Ukrainian initiatives and the initiative taken by President Putin in November 2010—he was the Prime Minister at the time—when he wrote an article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung calling for a free trade area running from Lisbon to Vladivostok. Why did we not respond to that in a positive way, which might have reduced the significance of the Ukrainian view?

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