Lord Hendy

Labour Peer

Recent appearances

  • Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill [HL] - Second Reading 1 Mar 2024

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow my noble friend Lady O’Grady. I too compliment my noble friend Lord Woodley on securing the Bill. I declare my trade union interests as in the register. Fire and rehire is widespread, as my noble friends Lady O’Grady and Lord Woodley and the noble Lord, Lord Balfe, have demonstrated. It places workers in an awful dilemma: they must accept a cut to...
  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Second Reading 20 Feb 2024

    Can the Minister explain how that works? If a public authority decided that it would not trade with any supplier which banned trade unions or the right to strike, and, subsequently, a tender came in from China, could it or could it not, under the Bill, decide not to accept such a tender?
  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Second Reading 20 Feb 2024

    My Lords, we live in a globalised world of goods and services where capital seeks the cheapest raw material and the cheapest labour. If—and I hope it still is “if”—Port Talbot steelworks closes, 3,000 men and women in South Wales will lose their jobs. But the needs of Britain for the same consumption of steel will continue; it is simply that 3,000 workers somewhere else in the world,...

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Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 15 October 2019

Currently held offices

  • Member, Statutory Inquiries Committee (since 24 Jan 2024)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (28 Jan 2021 to 31 Jan 2024)

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