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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Siobhain McDonagh generally voted against more restrictive regulation of trade union activity

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Major votes

  • On 26 Ion 2022: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio not to implement a tax on trade unions and employers' associations to fund their regulator, the Certification Officer. Show vote
  • On 26 Ion 2022: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio not to empower the regulator of trade unions and employers’ associations, the Certification Officer, to impose financial penalties on the bodies it regulates for breaches of the law. Show vote
  • On 8 Chw 2017: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio 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 Chw 2017: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio 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 Chw 2017: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio 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 Chw 2017: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio 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 Chw 2017: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio 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 Ion 2017: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio 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 Tach 2015: Siobhain McDonagh Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Trade Union Bill — New Clause 2 — Workplace Ballots and Ballots by Electronic Means Show vote
  • On 10 Tach 2015: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio 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 Tach 2015: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio 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 Med 2015: Siobhain McDonagh wedi pleidleisio 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

Minor votes

  • On 22 Hyd 2010: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Ion 2008: Siobhain McDonagh acted as teller for a vote on Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill — Preventing prison officers from taking industrial action Show vote

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