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    B692 - Labour Reform (Repeal) Bill 2014, TSR Opposition



    Labour Reform Act 2014 (Repeal)


    An Act to abolish sections of the Labour Reform Act 2014 to provide a more balanced relationship between employee and employer.


    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-


    1. Statutory repeals
    (1) Sections 1.1 and 1.3 of Part I of the Labour Reform Act 2013
    are hereby repealed.

    2. Restoration of former strike laws
    (1) All legislation providing regulations for trade unions where those regulations define how said associations organise and operate which was repealed by Labour Reform Act 2013 are henceforth reinstated.

    3: Commencement, Short Title and Extent

    (1) This Act may be cited as the Labour Reform Repeal Act 2014.
    (2) This bill shall extend to the United Kingdom; and
    (3) Shall come into force on the 1st January 2015.


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    The Labour Reform Act 2013 can be found here.
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      Wait in TSR land you can't strike?
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      I thought this was to repeal TSR Labour (socialist) party.
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      (Original post by tehFrance)
      Wait in TSR land you can't strike?
      Mine failed. The bill being repealed here is the lefty one which sent us back to the 1970's.
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        (Original post by Rakas21)
        Mine failed. The bill being repealed here is the lefty one which sent us back to the 1970's.
        Okay well anything that tells trade unions to **** off gets an aye from me
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        Nay. Unions, particularly ones that aren't political pawns and all about high paid executives, are greatly repressed in our country and out of line with many others. The previous Act redressed the balance, therefore I'd urge all my Right Honourable friends and others who deplore this ideological Thatcherite show of force to vote No.
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        (Original post by PhysicsKid)
        Nay. Unions, particularly ones that aren't political pawns and all about high paid executives, are greatly repressed in our country and out of line with many others. The previous Act redressed the balance, therefore I'd urge all my Right Honourable friends and others who deplore this ideological Thatcherite show of force to vote No.
        Of the contrary, I deplore the Right Hon Gentleman's statement and I firmly recommend this Bill to the House. While I do find consensus on this mentioning of the need to redressing the balance of pay and influence of the high paid political executives of the Trade Union who are in themselves contradicting their own values of socialism ect.

        As seen by the recent NUT and other Trade Union strikes, highly politicised strikes 'voted' on with an out of date mandate with an exceptionally low turn out is the thing to reform here and there is nothing 'Thatcherite' about that, that is just a fair and sensible suggestion nothing radical or Thatherite.

        I therefore recommend this Bill to the House and deplore all comments made which support the the influence and politicisation of collective bargaining by the big Trade Union executives who are not democratically elected by the British public like the Government and the Minister concern, Mr. Grove.
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        (Original post by Rakas21)
        Mine failed. The bill being repealed here is the lefty one which sent us back to the 1970's.
        Well it's a definite nay then.

        (Original post by Cryptographic)
        So, to take the NUT one as an example, 23% of members voted yes, 5% voted no, and the remainder abstained. Why is that then suddenly not a yes? If you don't vote, you let others vote for you.

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        (Original post by O133)
        Well it's a definite nay then.



        So, to take the NUT one as an example, 23% of members voted yes, 5% voted no, and the remainder abstained. Why is that then suddenly not a yes? If you don't vote, you let others vote for you.
        I was just pointing out that so few actually voted for it. However your cartoon is very apt, as long as you replace 'Extremist' with 'Trade Unionist' .
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        (Original post by Will95206)
        Of the contrary, I deplore the Right Hon Gentleman's statement and I firmly recommend this Bill to the House. While I do find consensus on this mentioning of the need to redressing the balance of pay and influence of the high paid political executives of the Trade Union who are in themselves contradicting their own values of socialism ect.

        As seen by the recent NUT and other Trade Union strikes, highly politicised strikes 'voted' on with an out of date mandate with an exceptionally low turn out is the thing to reform here and there is nothing 'Thatcherite' about that, that is just a fair and sensible suggestion nothing radical or Thatherite.

        I therefore recommend this Bill to the House and deplore all comments made which support the the influence and politicisation of collective bargaining by the big Trade Union executives who are not democratically elected by the British public like the Government and the Minister concern, Mr. Grove.
        You mean by the elections with an exceptionally low turn out?
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        (Original post by That Bearded Man)
        You mean by the elections with an exceptionally low turn out?
        As per Crypo's post above with the Trade Union turn out and the lack of legitimacy with the strike.

        Prime Minister, do you personally support he RL strike?
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        (Original post by Will95206)
        As per Crypo's post above with the Trade Union turn out and the lack of legitimacy with the strike.

        Prime Minister, do you personally support he RL strike?
        Yep, I'm challenging that by saying that Boris' mayor election, even the general election, which also have low turnouts.

        And yes I do, I'm a big supporter of trade unions and strike action, Gove has signalled his intent to freeze general pay and push through performance related pay. Workers should have a right to withhold their labour, the only weapon they have.
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        (Original post by That Bearded Man)
        Yep, I'm challenging that by saying that Boris' mayor election, even the general election, which also have low turnouts.
        There is a massive difference between the two. In elections everyone effected has a say. By not voting you are 'abstaining'. However in strikes the main people affected (i.e. The public) has no say. Two completely different things. If the public were allowed to vote in union strike ballots then it would be fair.
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        (Original post by That Bearded Man)
        Yep, I'm challenging that by saying that Boris' mayor election, even the general election, which also have low turnouts.

        And yes I do, I'm a big supporter of trade unions and strike action, Gove has signalled his intent to freeze general pay and push through performance related pay. Workers should have a right to withhold their labour, the only weapon they have.
        Boris Mayoral election was not for an exclusive sect of people unlike the militant Trade Unionist to bother to turn up to vote in strikes. Often Trade Unions lack transparency, accountability and legitimacy. A ballot with a larger turn out and majority vote being held recenntley would have been fine but a low turn out and striking on a two year old mandate does not sufice.

        I see, at odds with good old Red Ed then. If Red Ed is to the left and he condemns the strikes where does that leave you, even further left?

        As per studies showing Generation Y, the more economically and social generation of the 18-30 year odds, I think that Trade Union policy on strikes and left wing economic policy is simply out of touch and at odds with the majority of students, especially on a student website!
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        Without a shadow of a doubt, a definite NAY from me. This directly conflicts with the basic rights of the people who will prosper our economy.
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        (Original post by Will95206)
        Boris Mayoral election was not for an exclusive sect of people unlike the militant Trade Unionist to bother to turn up to vote in strikes. Often Trade Unions lack transparency, accountability and legitimacy. A ballot with a larger turn out and majority vote being held recenntley would have been fine but a low turn out and striking on a two year old mandate does not sufice.

        I see, at odds with good old Red Ed then. If Red Ed is to the left and he condemns the strikes where does that leave you, even further left?

        As per studies showing Generation Y, the more economically and social generation of the 18-30 year odds, I think that Trade Union policy on strikes and left wing economic policy is simply out of touch and at odds with the majority of students, especially on a student website!
        (Original post by cryptographic)
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        Then again, it is not feasible to include everyone in the vote. Any move to include the general population will fall flat, I think people have really lost a sense of solidarity, and now focus on self-gain instead, a relic from the Thatcherite years, a damn shame.

        Ironically, including the general population would be a good move for a Tory to suggest a silent way of preventing striking.

        Yes, Ed has really let me, and a lot of true Labourites down. Striking is a fundamental principle of trade unions and Labour have tried to prove themselves to be of the same ilk. Ed trying to distance himself from the unions is truly shameful.

        I'm searching for a quote which would have summed up my point perfectly, It was a Tory interviewed who slipped that restricting voting turnout rates would be the nail in the coffin that would eliminate striking.

        Also, Ed's approach was to say that he condemned the strikes, but the Tories are wrong. If they don't fight back the Tories will crucify them.

        I think students don't care because they never had to fight for anything. It happens. In Norway, the Labour government, who had brought great prosperity from their oil ventures, were replaced by a Conservative government, who promised tax cuts and privatisation of nationalised StatOil. People get bored.

        It sickens me, in truth, that people are generally so apathetic,
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        Any sane person viewing this, who genuinely wants to defend the rights of the workers, must vote NO.
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        This has my full support.
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        (Original post by Birchington)
        This has my full support.
        You abstained last time. Has the Liberal pendulum swung massively to neoliberalism- or is just reflecting the national trend?
       
       
       
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