Trade Unions: Ballots

Department for Business and Trade written question – answered at on 8 May 2024.

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Photo of Bob Seely Bob Seely Conservative, Isle of Wight

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what information her Department holds on how many trade union ballots in each industrial sector there were in each month of 2023.

Photo of Bob Seely Bob Seely Conservative, Isle of Wight

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what information her Department holds on the average percentage of trade union members (a) voting in ballots and (b) voting in favour of industrial action in each month of 2023.

Photo of Bob Seely Bob Seely Conservative, Isle of Wight

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what information her Department holds on how many industrial ballots did not meet the threshold set by the Trade Union Act 2016 for strike action in each month of 2023.

Photo of Bob Seely Bob Seely Conservative, Isle of Wight

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what information her Department holds on the number of industrial ballots submitted by trade unions in each industrial sector in each month of 2024.

Photo of Bob Seely Bob Seely Conservative, Isle of Wight

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether her Department holds data on (a) the average proportion of trade union members (i) voting in ballots and (ii) voting in favour of industrial action in each month of 2024; and the number of industrial ballots that did not meet the threshold required for strike action under the Trade Union Act 2016 in the first quarter of 2024.

Photo of Kevin Hollinrake Kevin Hollinrake Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)

Available data relating to ballots for industrial action held by registered trade unions can be found on gov.uk under the Certification Officer’s official list of trade unions and their annual returns. However, data for the 2023 calendar year will not be available until later this year. Data for 2024 will not be available until the following year.

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