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Right To Strike

EDM number 802 in 2014-15, proposed by John McDonnell on 12/02/2015.
Categorised under the topic of Industrial relations.

That this House notes that 18 February 2015 is Global Day of Action for the Right to Strike; further notes that the Canadian Supreme Court on 30 January 2015 handed down a judgment proclaiming that the right to strike was a fundamental right inherent in the fact that freedom of association is guaranteed by the Canadian charter of Rights; observes that in stark contrast the right to strike is not enshrined in UK law; is deeply concerned by the recent report of the European Committee of Social Rights that the UK is not in conformity with the Articles of the European Social Charter 1961 which it has ratified; is appalled at the extent of non-conformity with the Charter in relation to the right to organise, the right to bargain collectively, the right to just conditions of work and the right to a fair remuneration, amongst others; is further concerned that the UK, which was the first country to ratify the International Labour Organisation Convention 87, remains in breach in relation to the absence of the right to strike; condemns Conservative Party proposals to place yet further legal restrictions on industrial action as another move away from internationally-agreed standards; congratulates the Trades Union Congress and the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom on their work to defend and promote trade union rights; and calls on the Government to immediately fulfil its international obligations regarding trade union rights including those under the European Social Charter and ILO Convention 87.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
John McDonnell12/02/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Jeremy Corbyn12/02/2015Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Ian Lavery12/02/2015WansbeckLabourSeconded
Graham Stringer23/02/2015Blackley and BroughtonLabourSeconded
Mark Lazarowicz23/02/2015Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSeconded
Jimmy Hood23/02/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan23/02/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Virendra Sharma23/02/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Mike Hancock23/02/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Dennis Skinner23/02/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Jim Shannon23/02/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Alan Meale23/02/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins23/02/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley23/02/2015York CentralLabourSigned
David Anderson23/02/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Ian Davidson23/02/2015Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Albert Owen24/02/2015Ynys MLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie24/02/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Paul Flynn24/02/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Diane Abbott24/02/2015Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Grahame Morris24/02/2015EasingtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton24/02/2015GowerLabourSigned
Liz McInnes25/02/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell25/02/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
John Leech26/02/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Rotheram27/02/2015Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Frank Field02/03/2015BirkenheadLabourSigned
Andrew Love02/03/2015EdmontonLabourSigned
Katy Clark02/03/2015North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas03/03/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Graeme Morrice05/03/2015LivingstonLabourSigned
George Galloway06/03/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned
Hywel Williams18/03/2015ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Geraint Davies23/03/2015Swansea WestLabourSigned

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