Trade Union Bill

Amendments
to be moved
in committee

After Clause 3

LORD BALFE

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Ballots: electronic voting

Ballots: electronic voting

(1)     The 1992 Act is amended as follows.

(2)     In section 230(2) (conduct of ballot), after “must” insert “either be registered
to vote by way of an electronic ballot, or”

(3)     At the end of subsection 230(2A)(b) insert— “, or

(c)   it will be convenient for him to vote by way of an electronic ballot
while on the ship or while at a place where the ship is.”

(4)     In subsection 230(2B)(a) for “and” substitute “or”

(5)     In subsection 230(2B)(a), after “is,” insert “or be registered to vote while on
the ship, or while at a place where the ship is, by way of an electronic
ballot,”

(6)     After section 230 insert—

“230A           Ballots: electronic voting

(1)     A trade union may use electronic voting for the purpose of a ballot
under section 226 of this Act, subject to the agreement of the
Certification Officer.

(2)     The electronic voting system must be—

(a)   designed by an organisation which is independent from the
trade union, and

(b)   approved by the Electoral Commission.””

Clause 14

LORD BALFE

 

Page 11, line 11, at end insert “unless the trade union agrees to pay the
administrative cost of making the deductions.

( )     The costs charged to the trade union under subsection (1) must be
judged to be reasonable by the Certification Officer.”

 

Prepared 29th January 2016