Chris Law

Former Scottish National Party MP for Dundee West

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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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Chris Law almost always voted against more restrictive regulation of trade union activity

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Major votes

  • On 28 Nov 2023: Chris Law voted no on Draft Strikes (Minimum Service Levels: Border Security) Regulations 2023 Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2023: Chris Law voted no on Draft Strikes (Minimum Service Levels: Passenger Railway Services) Regulations 2023 Show vote
  • On 28 Nov 2023: Chris Law voted no on Draft Code of Practice on Reasonable Steps to be taken by a Trade Union (Minimum Service Levels) Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2022: Chris Law was absent for a vote on Draft Trade Union (Levy Payable to the Certification Officer) Regulations 2022 Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2022: Chris Law was absent for a vote on Draft Trade Union (Power of the Certification Officer to Impose Financial Penalties) Regulations 2022 Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Chris Law voted against requiring 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: Chris Law voted not 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: Chris Law voted against requiring 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: Chris Law voted against requiring 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: Chris Law voted against requiring 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
  • On 24 Jan 2017: Chris Law 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: Chris Law voted yes on Trade Union Bill — New Clause 2 — Workplace Ballots and Ballots by Electronic Means Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Chris Law voted against requiring the appointment of a picket supervisor and against requiring them to be identified to, and contactable by, the police. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Chris Law 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: Chris Law 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

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