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.

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Margaret Hodge 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: Margaret Hodge 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: Margaret Hodge 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: Margaret Hodge 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: Margaret Hodge 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: Margaret Hodge 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: Margaret Hodge voted against regulating industrial action by those providing certain critical national services including railways, operators providing buses, trams and underground railways, the National Health Service and fire and ambulance services. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Margaret Hodge 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: Margaret Hodge was absent for a vote on Trade Union Bill — Clause 9 — Union Supervision of Picketing Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Margaret Hodge was absent for a vote on Trade Union Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2015: Margaret Hodge 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: Margaret Hodge was absent for a vote on Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Jan 2008: Margaret Hodge voted yes on Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill — Preventing prison officers from taking industrial action Show vote

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