Trade Union Bill

Amendments
to be moved
On REPORT

Clause 3

BARONESS NEVILLE-ROLFE

 

Page 2, line 9, leave out from “are” to end of line 10 and insert “at the relevant time
normally engaged in the provision of important public services, unless at that time
the union reasonably believes this not to be the case.”

Clause 4

BARONESS NEVILLE-ROLFE

 

Page 2, line 34, leave out “reasonably detailed indication” and insert “summary”

Clause 7

BARONESS NEVILLE-ROLFE

 

Page 4, leave out line 9 and insert “subsection (4), for paragraph (b) substitute—

“(b)   ending with the 14th day before the starting date, or the
seventh day before that date if the union and the employer
so agree.

In paragraph (b) “starting date” means the day, or the first of the
days, specified in the relevant notice.””

Clause 8

BARONESS NEVILLE-ROLFE

 

Page 4, line 19, leave out from “period” to end of line 20 and insert “, beginning
with the date of the ballot—

(a)   of six months, or

(b)   of such longer duration not exceeding nine months as is
agreed between the union and the members’ employer.”

Clause 9

BARONESS NEVILLE-ROLFE

 

Page 5, line 25, leave out “a badge, armband or other item” and insert “something”

Clause 11

BARONESS NEVILLE-ROLFE

 

Page 7, leave out lines 43 to 45 and insert—

“(3)     The Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory
instrument amend subsection (1) by substituting a different
amount, which may not be less than £2,000, for the amount for the
time being specified in that subsection.

(3A)    Regulations under subsection (3) that substitute a higher amount
shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either
House of Parliament.

(3B)    No regulations under subsection (3) that substitute a lower amount
shall be made unless a draft of them has been laid before Parliament
and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.”

Schedule 1

LORD MENDELSOHN

LORD COLLINS OF HIGHBURY

 

Page 18, line 34, at end insert—

      The powers granted to the Certification Officer by this
Schedule are only exercisable—

(a)   where the Certification Officer has received an
application or a complaint of an alleged breach of
relevant obligations by a trade union from—

(i)   a member of that trade union; or

(ii)   a person who is not a member of that trade
union but whom the Certification Officer is
satisfied has sufficient interest in the matters
complained of and has suffered or may suffer
detriment as a result of the breach complained
of and who is entitled to make an application or
complaint under the terms of this Act; and

(b)   for the purpose of enabling the Certification Officer to
determine whether there is sufficient evidence of a
possible breach of relevant obligations to justify the
application or complaint proceeding or whether the
application or complaint should be struck out in
accordance with section 256ZA of this Act.”

Schedule 2

LORD MENDELSOHN

LORD COLLINS OF HIGHBURY

 

Page 22, line 38, leave out “no application is made under this section” and insert
“an application is made by a person who is not a member of the trade union but
whom the Certification Officer is satisfied has sufficient interest in the matters
complained of and has suffered or may suffer detriment as a result of the breach
complained of”

 

Page 23, line 30, leave out “no application is made” and insert “an application is
made by a person who is not a member of the trade union but whom the
Certification Officer is satisfied has sufficient interest in the matters complained of
and has suffered or may suffer detriment as a result of the breach complained of”

 

Page 23, leave out line 42 and insert—

“(b)   on an application by a person who is not a member of the
trade union but whom the Certification Officer is satisfied
has sufficient interest in the matters complained of and
has suffered or may suffer detriment as a result of the
breach complained of”

 

Page 24, line 15, leave out “no application is made” and insert “an application is
made by a person who is not a member of the trade union but whom the
Certification Officer is satisfied has sufficient interest in the matters complained of
and has suffered or may suffer detriment as a result of the breach complained of”

 

Page 25, line 10, leave out “no application is made” and insert “an application is
made by a person who is not a member of the trade union but whom the
Certification Officer is satisfied has sufficient interest in the matters complained of
and has suffered or may suffer detriment as a result of the breach complained of”

 

Page 25, line 18, leave out “without any such application having been made” and
insert “by a person who is not a member of the trade union but whom the
Certification Officer is satisfied has sufficient interest in the matters complained of
and has suffered or may suffer detriment as a result of the breach complained of”

 

Page 25, line 38, leave out “no complaint under this section is made” and insert “a
complaint is made by a person who is not a member of the trade union but whom
the Certification Officer is satisfied has sufficient interest in the matters
complained of and has suffered or may suffer detriment as a result of the breach
complained of”

 

Page 26, line 16, leave out “no complaint under this section is made” and insert “a
complaint is made by a person who is not a member of the trade union but whom
the Certification Officer is satisfied has sufficient interest in the matters
complained of and has suffered or may suffer detriment as a result of the breach
complained of”

 

Prepared 9th March 2016