Amendment 5

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Report – in the House of Lords at 5:36 pm on 26 April 2023.

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Lord Collins of Highbury:

Moved by Lord Collins of Highbury

5: The Schedule, page 5, leave out lines 9 to 22Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment would remove the section that removes protection from Unions.

Photo of Lord Collins of Highbury Lord Collins of Highbury Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues), Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Development), Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

My Lords, the Minister suggested that Amendment 5 undermines the Bill. Actually, the provisions that this amendment addresses undermine the democratic role of trade unions, which is why we have tabled it. This is not about minimum service levels; as we have said previously, these are properly and better addressed voluntarily. If this provision remains, it will simply undermine the role of trade unions. It has to go, and therefore I wish to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 220, Noes 196.

Division number 3 Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - Report — Amendment 5

Aye: 218 Members of the House of Lords

No: 194 Members of the House of Lords

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No: A-Z by last name


Amendment 5 agreed.

Clause 3: Power to make consequential provision