Lords makes changes to Trade Union Bill
The Trade Union Bill began report stage, a further chance to examine the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Wednesday 16 March. The House of Lords made three changes to the bill. Members voted in favour (320 for, 181 against) of a change to commission a review and piloting scheme of electronic ballots. Peers then debated a proposed change to restrict changes to party funding to just new members. The change was made, with 320 members voting in favour of it and 172 against. Members also agreed to a change removing powers in the bill given to the secretary of state to intervene in public bodies in respect of their facility time arrangements (248 voted in favour, 160 against).Tory defeat in Lords prompts compromise on trade union bill levy (FT 18.03.16)
Category: Employment » Trade unions. Keyword(s): Political party funding. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector.