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Ian Lavery

Former Labour MP, Wansbeck , 6 May 2010 – 3 May 2017


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Scottish Parliament: Public Sector Pay Policy 2017-18 (Equality Impact Assessment) (24 May 2017)

Derek Mackay: I have some sympathy with the point that Patrick Harvie has made. I have engaged on the subject with the trade unions, whose representatives I met recently. It is true that we have targeted support to those on lower earnings within our pay control. That is why there are specific measures such as the fixed payment and other support measures. We must get the balance right on sustaining the...

Scottish Parliament: Cyber-resilience (24 May 2017)

Jamie Greene: ...pillar in our preparedness against attacks is the understanding that the threat is truly global. In a digital world, we are not shielded by being an island: a hacker in North Korea can attack a database in North Queensferry. DigitalEurope, the digital industry’s respected trade body, recently said: “Cybersecurity is important. However the approach must be centered on better...

Scottish Parliament: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (18 May 2017)

Paul Wheelhouse: ...situations have arisen in which, sadly, jobs have been at risk and people have ultimately faced redundancy. As Stewart Stevenson suggested, many members come to this place with backgrounds in the trade union movement, as employers or having been in management positions in the workplace, so they bring expertise and also local information, knowledge and context, which enables them to help...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (18 May 2017)

...the time that people affected by redundancy are out of work; understands that the overriding goal of Scottish Government policy and the actions of its agencies is to work with employers and trade unions to support sustainable growth in good quality jobs and, as identified by the Enterprise and Skills Review, to develop effective, proactive approaches to support existing jobs and industry...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries (17 May 2017)

Peter Chapman: ...—indeed, buyers are queueing up to get the top-quality fish that we supply, which is often unavailable elsewhere. It is also a fact that our stance in the Brexit negotiations is to get a comprehensive free trade deal. Why should we not get a free trade deal, given that such a deal is as much to the Europeans’ benefit as it is to ours? Iceland applied to join the EU in 2009 but...

Scottish Parliament: Further Education (National Bargaining) (16 May 2017)

John Swinney: ...would increase at five colleges. If contact time was set at 22 hours, the number of hours that are taught would reduce at 18 colleges. I have that information in front of me, but it is disputed by the trade union that is involved in the industrial action. It became clear to me in my discussions at the weekend that, unless there is an evidence baseline that brings all the material together...

Scottish Parliament: Disabled People (16 May 2017)

Jeane Freeman: ...take place this December. In order for it to have maximum impact, I can announce today that my colleague the Minister for Employability and Training and I will lead a week-long programme of events with employers, the Scottish Trades Union Congress, disabled people’s organisations and others to examine in detail the employability issues and to agree additional concrete steps to...

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (11 May 2017)

...now that inflation is rising again. Of course, the independent pay review body makes NHS pay recommendations, and the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport committed yesterday to working with the health unions to jointly commission work that we will submit to the pay review body for its deliberations for the next year. We have taken action to make sure that we treat workers in our NHS as...

Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Pay (10 May 2017)

Alison Johnstone: ...for its recommendations. On NHS pay in England, it says: “We were told by the Health Departments ... that a 1 per cent pay award is funded” and “it is clear that a pay award higher than 1 per cent would require trade-offs in terms of service levels, investment decisions and potentially staff numbers, with associated implications for workload and pressures on staff and...

Scottish Parliament: International Nurses Day (10 May 2017)

Anas Sarwar: ...a genuine thank you to Emma Harper and to all those people across the country who dedicate their lives to our national health service. I also put on record my gratitude to all those bodies and unions that represent our fabulous nurses, from the RCN—I am delighted to see that Theresa Fyffe of the RCN is in the gallery this evening—to trade unions such as Unison, which support...

Scottish Parliament: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (9 May 2017)

Neil Bibby: On engagement with staff organisations and trade unions, the minister will be aware of a great deal of opposition from the TSSA, the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen, the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers and the Scottish Trades Union Congress. Indeed, the RMT told the committee: “We have not ruled out the option of taking industrial action to...

Scottish Parliament: Food Banks (9 May 2017)

Neil Findlay: ...the areas of most need, by extending free school meals provision and breakfast clubs and by investing in early years education, mental health support and targeted support for vulnerable families. We should use every lever of government to increase trade union representation and membership, because an organised workforce is a healthier, wealthier and safer workforce. We should develop...

Scottish Parliament: Sanitary Products (3 May 2017)

Monica Lennon: ..., I have announced my intention to introduce a member’s bill on the issue. There has been an outpouring of interest and support for addressing this gendered inequality in Scotland. The Scottish Trades Union Congress, the National Union of Students, the Scottish Youth Parliament, the Educational Institute of Scotland, Engender and the Trussell Trust—I could go on—all...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments (27 Apr 2017)

Lord Bilimoria: ...further, there is a unanimous consensus around the country—let alone in this House, where we won this amendment by close to 100 votes—that international students should not be included in the net migration figures. The National Union of Students has stated: “We are concerned that—as long as international students are included within net migration...

Exiting the European Union: Tourism (27 Apr 2017)

James Duddridge: .... The airport does not do Brussels, however, but it does do Europe. Will the Minister, on his re-election, agree to come to Southend to discuss how a new, emboldened Britain can do the European Union and the country a good job globally with trade with all nation states?

Exiting the European Union: Financial Services Industry (27 Apr 2017)

Robin Walker: My hon. Friend absolutely right. As a priority, we are pursuing a bold and ambitious trade agreement with the European Union. That agreement should be of greater scope and ambition than any seen before it, so that it covers sectors that are crucial to our linked economies, such as financial services. We know that our European neighbours have a stake in this, too, because they do not want...

Exiting the European Union: Great Repeal Bill: Future Trade Terms (27 Apr 2017)

Robin Walker: The Government’s position has been very clear: we are a member of the European economic area as a consequence of our European Union membership, and we respect the position of European leaders that the four freedoms underpinning the European Union are inseparable. We are leaving the European Union, but we will seek to form a deep and comprehensive free trade agreement between the UK and...

Exiting the European Union: English Regions (27 Apr 2017)

David Jones: ...we deal regularly with manufacturing industry. Indeed, I recently had a meeting with the EEF that was very successful. The fact of the matter is that we are intending to seek the best possible free trade agreement with the continuing European Union. Our position will be, however, unlike that of Labour, that no deal is better than a bad deal. I find it extraordinary that the Opposition seem...

Exiting the European Union: Trade and Customs Agreement (27 Apr 2017)

Alex Cunningham: What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on securing a comprehensive trade and customs agreement which provides the exact same benefits which the UK receives as a member of the single market and customs union.

Exiting the European Union: Support for Farmers (27 Apr 2017)

David Jones: ...to suit the British agricultural industry. We are, indeed, meeting a number of interested parties and stakeholders from the agricultural sector. I have had meetings with all the British farming unions, the National Pig Association, the Country Land and Business Association and the International Meat Trade Association, to name but a few.


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