Amendments proposed to the Employment Relations Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

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Page     22,     line     14     [Clause     24],     after 'worker', insert 'or a trade union'.

   

John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

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Page     22,     line     15     [Clause     24],     leave out 'his' and insert 'the worker's'.

   

John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

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Page     22,     line     15     [Clause     24],     leave out 'him' and insert 'the worker'.


   

John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

23

Page     24,     line     32     [Clause     26],     leave out subsection (2) and insert—

    '(2)   For subsection (1) substitute—

      "(1) A worker has the right not to be subjected to any detriment as an individual by any act, or any deliberate failure to act, by his employer done on the ground that—

      (a) he was or sought to become a member of an independent trade union,

      (b) he took part or sought to take part in the activities of an independent trade union at an appropriate time,

      (c) he made use of or sought to make use of trade union services at an appropriate time,

      (d) he failed to accept an offer made in contravention of section 145A or 145B, or

      (e) he was not a member of any trade union or of a particular trade union or one of a number of particular trade unions.".'.

   

John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

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Page     24,     line     32     [Clause     26],     after '(1),' insert 'after "purpose" insert "or with the effect", after "part" in paragraph (b) insert "or seeking to take part",'.

   

John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

14

Page     24,     line     34     [Clause     26],     after 'use', insert 'or seeking to make use'.


   

John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

24

Page     25,     line     4     [Clause     26],     leave out 'worker's "making use" ' and insert 'worker having "made use of or sought to make use of".'.

   

John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

25

Page     25,     line     9     [Clause     26],     leave out from 'as' to end of line 10 and insert 'subjecting the worker to detriment on that ground is to be treated as subjecting him to a detriment within subsection (1)(c)'.

   

John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

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Page     25     [Clause     26],     leave out lines 11 to 14.

   

John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

29

Page     25,     line     15     [Clause     26],     leave out '(2C)' and insert '(1)(d)'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson
Mrs Eleanor Laing

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Page     25,     line     18     [Clause     26],     at end insert—

    '(4A)   After subsection (4), insert—

      "(4A) The payment of higher wages or higher rates of pay or overtime or the payment of signing on or other bonus or the provision of other benefits having a monetary value to other workers employed by the same employer shall not constitute a detriment to any worker not receiving the same or similar payments or benefits so long as—

      (a) there is no inhibition in the contract of employment of the worker receiving the same from being a member of any trade union, and

      (b) the said payments of higher wages or rates of pay or overtime or bonuses or the provision of other benefits are in accordance with the terms of a contract of employment and reasonably relate to the services provided by the worker under that contract.".'.

   

John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

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Page     25,     line     20     [Clause     26],     at end insert—

    '(5A)   In subsection (1) of section 148 of the 1992 Act, before the word 'purpose' insert "grounds on which, or, as the case may be,".'.


   

John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

31

*Page     26,     line     23,     leave out Clause 28.


   

Malcolm Bruce
Brian Cotter

3

Page     30,     line     9     [Clause     34],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The Secretary of State shall consult such persons as he considers appropriate on the establishment of works councils as an arrangement suitable for informing and consulting employees and shall publish the responses received pursuant to those consultations, together with guidance on best practice for works councils, before making the regulations referred to in subsection (1).'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson
Mrs Eleanor Laing

27

Page     30     [Clause     34],     leave out lines 38 to 44.


   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson
Mrs Eleanor Laing

2

Page     31,     line     5     [Clause     34],     leave out 'or related to'.


   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson
Mrs Eleanor Laing

1

Page     41,     line     5,     leave out Clause 46.


   

John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

26

Page     48,     line     40     [Schedule     2],     at end insert—

'Section 174(4).'.
   

John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

11

Page     48,     line     47     [Schedule     2],     leave out from beginning to end of line 3 on page 49 and insert—

'Sections 219 and 220.

Sections 222 to 235A.

Sections 240 to 246.'.

   

John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

12

Page     48,     line     47     [Schedule     2],     leave out from beginning to end of line 3 on page 49 and insert—

'Sections 226 to 234A.'.


   

John McDonnell
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Neil Gerrard

9

Page     49,     line     10     [Schedule     2],     after 'paragraphs', insert '7'.


EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BILL (PROGRAMME) (No. 3)

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt
Mr Peter Hain
That the Programme Order of 14th January 2004 in relation to the Employment Relations Bill (as amended by the Order of 9th January 2004 (Employment Relations Bill (Programme) (No. 2)) be varied as follows—

Consideration and Third Reading

    1.   Paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Order of 14th January 2004 shall be omitted.

    2.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after those proceedings are commenced.

    3.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion four hours after the commencement of proceedings on consideration.


 
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