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Gleision Mine (26 November 2014)

Mark Harper: ...that they can adequately manage risk to protect their employees and the wider community. The new regulations will take a similar approach in the mining sector. HSE inspectors are talking to mine operators and trade unions in the period leading up to the introduction of the new regulations to ensure that they are clear about how they will implement and comply with the regulations. The new...

Opposition Day: Government Policies (Wales) (26 November 2014)

Owen Smith: ...have talked up anti-strike laws, they have halved the consultation period for redundancies in large employers, they have allowed blacklisting to flourish and they have tried to silence campaigning activities by trade unions and others. It is the antithesis of what the Government need to be doing to increase security and loyalty, to increase receipts in our work force and to increase...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (26 November 2014)

David Cameron: ...and lessons are learned. On occasion, we have made sure that serious amounts of money have been recovered from the companies concerned. What we should not do is use one or two bad contracts to fulfil the trade unions’ dream of ending all contracts altogether.

[Mr Dai Havard in the Chair] — Remploy Workers (26 November 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Mark Harper: ...they did only “on the basis of very stretching procurement targets and a tough forward plan.” He continued: “It will be up to everyone with an interest in Remploy—Government, management, trade unions, local MPs and other political representatives—to pull together to ensure that those factories meet their ambitious targets, otherwise they, too, could be put at...

Care Sector — Motion to Take Note (25 November 2014)

Baroness Howells of St Davids: ...a problem. Did the Government really mean to downgrade the workers who carry out some of the most important work; the sort of work that is meant to have a real impact on those receiving care? The trade union Unison cites that there are a number of appalling examples of exploitation. Employment rights are not properly observed and bogus self-employment presents a big problem. Employers...

EU: UK Membership — Motion to Take Note: 6.44 pm (25 November 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...noble friend Lady Smith of Newnham on her excellent maiden speech. The debate of the noble Lord, Lord Liddle, has proved again that the question of the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union remains one of the most important and divisive issues in British politics. There has been passion, commitment and enlightenment —by some definition. Others might disagree on the...

EU: UK Membership — Motion to Take Note (25 November 2014) See 6 other results from this debate

Lord Stoddart of Swindon: ..., because he foresaw that Britain would be joining what would eventually become a single state. That, in fact, is already happening: it already has the trappings of a single state. Its central policy is “ever closer union”. Of course, “ever closer union” means that Britain will become a province in a huge European country. This issue transcends party politics. It is...

Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) (25 November 2014)

Andrew Stephenson: ...to mention the importance of the regulations to the Prime Minister when I took him to visit the company back in May. I, too, have expressed concerns about enforcement over the years with Ministers, Lancashire trading standards and the Lancashire fire and rescue service. The Government’s consultation on the proposed changes to the regulations sets out some laudable aims, namely to...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (25 November 2014)

Business, Innovation and Skills: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP. 9:30 am; Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Frances O'Grady, General Secretary, Trades Union Congress and Sean McGuire, Director of the CBI Brussels Office, Confederation of British Industry; David Babbs, Executive Director, 38 Degrees and Polly Jones, Head of Campaigns and Policy, World Development Movement

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Ports: EU Action (24 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Gordon Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with (a) port operators and (b) relevant trade unions since the meeting of the Council of Ministers to discuss the proposed European Port Services Regulations on 8 October 2014.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Crimes of Violence (24 November 2014)

Andrew Selous: ...crimes, which must be reported by establishments to the police for consideration for investigation. It will be published before the end of the financial year following final consultation. The NOMS Unions are supportive of the protocol. Potential costs arising from any increase in the number of serious crimes that will now be dealt with by way of the Criminal Justice System rather than...

New Member: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill (21 November 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Mark Reckless: ...European Community, and it is therefore the EU Commission that will negotiate with the United States on that matter. When I first heard about TTIP, it sounded as though it would be all about free trade and I thought that it would be broadly a good thing. The more I looked into it, however, the more it seemed to be not about free trade but about the creation of a single set of transnational...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Manufacturing (20 November 2014)

Vincent Cable: ...—indeed, we already are. The hon. Gentleman will be aware of the more general issue of energy-intensive industries, and we have sought to achieve relief through compensation under the European Union emissions trading system and the carbon price floor. We have recently consulted on how to extend that relief in respect of renewable obligations and the feed-in tariff. That consultation...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Workplace Insecurity (20 November 2014)

Kevin Brennan: Has the Minister seen the recent campaign by the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians about the activities of umbrella companies, where workers are often having to pay for their own holiday pay through deductions and also national insurance employer contributions. What action is she going to take to ensure that job security and workers’ security is increased by acting on...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (20 November 2014)

House of Commons Governance: House of Commons Governance. 10:00 am; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: ...; Marianne Cwynarski, Head of Central Communications, House of Commons, Paul Evans, Clerk of the Journals, House of Commons and Oonagh Gay OBE, Senior Library Clerk; Ken Gall, President of the Trade Union Side and Dave Penman, General Secretary, FDA

Consumer Rights Bill — Report (19 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...interest in this issue. In fact, I should almost declare an interest as a mother of three cricketers. I have met the England and Wales Cricket Board, the organisers of Wimbledon and the Rugby Football Union. I have also met Which? and I am aware of the interest of UK Music, which I meet on other things. I have actively engaged with Mike Weatherley MP and his All-Party Parliamentary Group...

Opposition Day: [Unallotted Half-Day] — EU Justice and Home Affairs Measures (19 November 2014)

Damian Green: ...alternatives to the warrant are much slower and less effective. Some treaties do not work satisfactorily, such as that we signed with the US, a democracy with a perfectly good judicial system, so it is clearly not true that the European Union and the European arrest warrant cause unique problems. Crime fighting is an aspect of life in which instinctive, habitual, institutional co-operation...

Public Libraries (England) — [Hugh Bayley in the Chair] (19 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Helen Goodman: ...what I was going to say. My hon. Friend is right. There seems to be quite a lot of confusion regarding numbers. The Minister says that he produces an annual report. We have figures from the trade unions and from the Carnegie UK Trust. I do not want to debate statistics, but it is clear that library provision is down, and that is not helpful to many communities.

National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit): Clause 144 — Amount of financial penalty for underpayment of national minimum wage (19 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

John McDonnell: ...least the Government could provide us with a regular report into the enforcement challenges. On amendment 9, in January I helped to launch the fast food campaign, with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union, to lift living standards, pay and the quality of employment within the fast food sector. It covers all fast food joints operating in this country, such as McDonald’s, KFC and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Trade Union Subscriptions (Civil Service) (19 November 2014)

Trade Union Subscriptions (Civil Service)

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