Lobbying Bill will punish ordinary trade union members, warns MP
11:42am Friday 13th September 2013 in News
A BOLTON MP has branded a proposed government bill “unfair and wrong”.
Speaking on the third day of of the committee stage debate on the lobbying bill in the House of Commons, Bolton South East MP Yasmin Qureshi said: “The particular provisions have been designed just to cause more bureaucratic headache for trade unions. All it means is that they have to carry on spending more of their members' money, this is ordinary working people who their subs to the unions and it will mean they have to spend more money on trying to keep this system.
“Surely that cannot be right and to try to put this piece of legislation in with the whole of the lobbying legislation is completely wrong, it is unfair.”
Workers will struggle to block unreasonable demands from their employers unless the bill is changed, a senior Labour MP has claimed.
John Healey warned that the bill would make it much harder for aggrieved workers to take industrial action against their employers.
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