Jim Dowd

Former Labour MP for Lewisham West and Penge

Trade Union Regulation

There have been votes in Parliament on the way trade unions are regulated, including on the law related to industrial action and strike ballots.

Photo: Roger Blackwell

Jim Dowd voted a mixture of for and against more restrictive regulation of trade union activity

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about more restrictive regulation of trade union activity:

  • On 8 Feb 2017: Jim Dowd was absent for a vote on Draft Important Public Services (Education) Regulations 2017 — 40% Strike Ballot Threshold for State School Teachers Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Jim Dowd was absent for a vote on Draft Important Public Services (Transport) Regulations 2017 — 40% Strike Ballot Threshold for Key Transport Workers Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Jim Dowd was absent for a vote on Draft Important Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017 — 40% Strike Ballot Threshold for Key Health Workers Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Jim Dowd was absent for a vote on Draft Important Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017 — 40% Strike Ballot Threshold for Border Security Workers Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Jim Dowd was absent for a vote on Draft Important Public Services (Health) Regulations 2017 — 40% Strike Ballot Threshold for Fire Service Workers Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2017: Jim Dowd was absent for a vote on Industrial Action (Protection of Critical National Services) Bill Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Jim Dowd was absent for a vote on Trade Union Bill — New Clause 2 — Workplace Ballots and Ballots by Electronic Means Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Jim Dowd was absent for a vote on Trade Union Bill — Clause 9 — Union Supervision of Picketing Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Jim Dowd voted against requiring a 50% turnout in order to make a strike ballot valid and against other aspects of increased regulation of trade union activity. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2015: Jim Dowd voted against requiring a 50% turnout in order to make a strike ballot valid and against other aspects of increased regulation of trade union activity. Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2010: Jim Dowd voted to prevent industrial action being deemed illegal due to minor errors in procedures associated with balloting union members. Show vote
  • On 9 Jan 2008: Jim Dowd voted yes on Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill — Preventing prison officers from taking industrial action Show vote

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