Jacob Rees-Mogg

MP, North East Somerset

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North East Somerset Conservative

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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Jacob Rees-Mogg consistently voted for 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.

All votes about more restrictive regulation of trade union activity:

  • On 22 Oct 2010: Jacob Rees-Mogg voted to allow industrial action to be declared illegal in cases where there are minor errors in procedures associated with balloting union members. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2015: Jacob Rees-Mogg voted to require a 50% turnout in order to make a strike ballot valid and for other aspects of increased regulation of trade union activity. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Jacob Rees-Mogg voted no on Trade Union Bill — New Clause 2 — Workplace Ballots and Ballots by Electronic Means Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Jacob Rees-Mogg voted to require the appointment of a picket supervisor and for them to be identified to, and contactable by, the police. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Jacob Rees-Mogg voted to require a 50% turnout in order to make a strike ballot valid and for other aspects of increased regulation of trade union activity. Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2017: Jacob Rees-Mogg voted to regulate 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 8 Feb 2017: Jacob Rees-Mogg voted for the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by state school teachers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Jacob Rees-Mogg voted to require the support of 40% of those eligible to vote in ballots for strike action by key transport workers, including staff working on railways, airport security, air traffic control and London buses, for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Jacob Rees-Mogg voted for the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by key health workers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Jacob Rees-Mogg voted for the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by border security workers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Jacob Rees-Mogg voted for the support of 40% of those entitled to vote in a ballot for industrial action by key fire service workers to be required for such action to be lawful. Show vote

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