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Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2010-12

Last updated: 1 May 2012 at 15:38

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Long title

A Bill to amend section 232B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 to extend the circumstances in which, by virtue of that section, industrial action is not to be treated as excluded from the protection of section 219 of that Act.

Summary

The Bill proposes reducing regulatory burdens on trade unions in relation to the balloting and notice requirements for lawful industrial action.

It would extend the provision for small accidental errors contained in section 232B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

The burden of proof in applications by an employer to restrain strike action by injunction would be changed, so that the employer would have to show that the union has failed to achieve 'substantial compliance' with the ballot and notice requirements.

Sponsor

John McDonnell
Labour
Hayes and Harlington

Current version of the Bill

BILL 4 2010-11 as introduced
8 September 2010
Commons

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
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