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Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill - third reading – Lord Woodley. Legislation; 10:00 am

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Racial bias in Crown Prosecution Service charging decisions – Lord Woodley. Oral questions

Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber ()

Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill - committee stage – Lord Woodley. Legislation

Middle East: Deployment of British Armed Forces - Question (17 Apr 2024)

Lord Woodley: Will the Minister confirm that it was three British-supplied drones that killed three British aid workers last week in Gaza?

Police: Joe Anderson - Question (15 Apr 2024)

Lord Woodley: My Lords, it is a privilege to follow the noble Lord, Lord Heseltine—one of the few Tories whose reputation is still strong in the city of Liverpool, thanks to the work following the Toxteth riots all those decades ago. I declare an interest insomuch as Joe Anderson is a friend of mine. He is a man who—as has just been said—has been destroyed. His reputation has been completely and...

Police: Joe Anderson - Question (15 Apr 2024)

Lord Woodley: My Lords, it is a privilege to follow the noble Lord, Lord Heseltine—one of the few Tories whose reputation is still strong in the city of Liverpool, thanks to the work following the Toxteth riots all those decades ago. I declare an interest insomuch as Joe Anderson is a friend of mine. He is a man who—as has just been said—has been destroyed. His reputation has been completely and...

Steel: Port Talbot - Question (15 Apr 2024)

Lord Woodley: My Lords, my union, Unite, last week voted to strike over Tata’s disastrous plan. The plan is an appalling act of industrial vandalism as far as we are concerned, with the loss of thousands of jobs devastating the local community and the local economy. As the Minister knows, Tata has other options, especially as Unite has secured a commitment from the Labour Party to invest £3...

Steel: Port Talbot - Question (15 Apr 2024)

Lord Woodley: My Lords, my union, Unite, last week voted to strike over Tata’s disastrous plan. The plan is an appalling act of industrial vandalism as far as we are concerned, with the loss of thousands of jobs devastating the local community and the local economy. As the Minister knows, Tata has other options, especially as Unite has secured a commitment from the Labour Party to invest £3...

Code of Practice on Dismissal and Re-Engagement - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (25 Mar 2024)

Lord Woodley: My Lords, this has been a lively, interesting and, indeed, productive debate. I just want to say one thing to the Minister. In a previous life, I was the leader of Britain’s largest trade union, and I spent more time fighting for companies and for company survivals, and indeed to make sure that they had the right investment to protect jobs and increase jobs in our country, than I ever did...

Code of Practice on Dismissal and Re-Engagement - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (25 Mar 2024)

Lord Woodley: My Lords, I do not intend to repeat the arguments made earlier this month at the Second Reading of my Private Member’s Bill. However, I must again put on record my sincere belief that, irrespective of the comments the Minister has just made, the Government’s proposed code of practice is utterly toothless. It will do nothing to end the fire and rehire abuses taking place in this country....

Prison Officer Pension Age - Question (18 Mar 2024)

Lord Woodley: My Lords, prison officers are, unfortunately, banned from taking industrial action and the Government are, in my opinion, exploiting this unjustifiable restriction. Lifting the pension age to 68 is a classic example of this, and looking after violent, overcrowded and understaffed prisons is not a job for older workers. Does the Minister agree that this policy, which is “lock until you...

Earnings: Mothers and Fathers - Question (13 Mar 2024)

Lord Woodley: My Lords, to pick up the previous question, the Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination on the grounds of maternity. The Body Shop sacked 750 workers without any notice or redundancy package, and the company admits it broke the law. The sacked workers include 15 women on maternity leave, who will now receive only government maternity pay and not full redundancy packages, which they should...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (7th Day): Amendment 149 (12 Mar 2024)

Lord Woodley: My Lords, I support this group of amendments. I support of all the IPP amendments debated now and later this evening. First, I express my sincere regret for being unable to speak at Second Reading, as this is a subject, as colleagues know, that is very dear to me and of great interest to me and I have raised several times in your Lordships’ House. I had the humbling experience of meeting...

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

Lord Woodley: I thank the Minister and your Lordships. I think we can all agree that this has been a stimulating and valuable debate. I do not know about anyone else, but I have certainly learned some lessons from today’s speakers and I thank them for their excellent contributions. I thank my noble friend Lord Balfe; it was nice to have cross-party support, especially as nobody here has spoken against my...

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

Lord Woodley: My Lords, I am grateful for the opportunity to propose for your Lordships’ consideration what I believe are urgently needed changes in the law to protect UK workers from gross exploitation. I am referring to the shameful practice of dismissal and re-engagement, otherwise known as fire and rehire, where workers are threatened with the sack unless they agree to cuts to their pay, terms and...

Avanti Trains - Question (27 Feb 2024)

Lord Woodley: On service levels, do the Government share the concerns of the RMT union about Avanti’s proposals to withdraw cash payments from its catering services? This move shows scant regard for those older and poorer passengers who use only cash. Does the Minister agree with me that it would be far better for customers to have the option of cash and card for catering services?

National Minimum Wage - Question (21 Feb 2024)

Lord Woodley: My Lords, there is no justification for discriminating against young people under any circumstances. People can join the Army at 16, they can be on the front line at 18 putting their lives at risk for King and country, but they cannot receive the full national minimum wage until they are 21. This cannot possibly be right. Does the Minister agree?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Death (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Woodley: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bellamy on 30 January (HL1617), how many prisoners serving an imprisonment for public protection sentence (1) took their own life, or (2) died from other causes, in 2023 while on non-medical release on temporary license.


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