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Steve Votes Against Tory Trade Union Bill

(September 14, 2015)

Steve at BBC 5Live

Walton MP Steve Rotheram voted against the government’s draconian Trade Union Bill in the House of Commons on Monday night. 

The Bill introduced the most significant changes to the rules and regulations on industrial action in 30 years. 

Steve explained, “I believe this Bill is the latest in a long line of attempts by the Government to stifle reasonable democratic scrutiny, protest and challenge.

“This Bill does nothing to address Britain’s productivity gap and skills shortages and, instead, risks driving a false wedge between government, industry, employees and the public by restricting, and at worst criminalising, the rights of ordinary working people to challenge low pay or health and safety concerns.

“This is a divisive piece of legislation when we need an economy where business, employees and government work together”. 

On 14th September 2015, despite heavy opposition from Labour MPs and other colleagues, the Bill passed by 317 votes to 284 and will now progress onto Committee Stage.

 

 

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