Early day motion 802

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RIGHT TO STRIKE

That this House notes that 18 February 2015 is Global Day of Action for the Right to Strike; further notes that the Canadian Supreme Court on 30 January 2015 handed down a judgment proclaiming that the right to strike was a fundamental right inherent in the fact that freedom of association is guaranteed by the Canadian charter of Rights; observes that in stark contrast the right to strike is not enshrined in UK law; is deeply concerned by the recent report of the European Committee of Social Rights that the UK is not in conformity with the Articles of the European Social Charter 1961 which it has ratified; is appalled at the extent of non-conformity with the Charter in relation to the right to organise, the right to bargain collectively, the right to just conditions of work and the right to a fair remuneration, amongst others; is further concerned that the UK, which was the first country to ratify the International Labour Organisation Convention 87, remains in breach in relation to the absence of the right to strike; condemns Conservative Party proposals to place yet further legal restrictions on industrial action as another move away from internationally-agreed standards; congratulates the Trades Union Congress and the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom on their work to defend and promote trade union rights; and calls on the Government to immediately fulfil its international obligations regarding trade union rights including those under the European Social Charter and ILO Convention 87.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 24.02.2015
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 23.02.2015
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 23.02.2015
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 25.02.2015
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 24.02.2015
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 02.03.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 12.02.2015
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 23.02.2015
Davies, Geraint Labour Party Swansea West 23.03.2015
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 23.02.2015
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 02.03.2015
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 24.02.2015
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 06.03.2015
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 23.02.2015
Hood, Jim Labour Party Lanark and Hamilton East 23.02.2015
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 23.02.2015
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 12.02.2015
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 23.02.2015
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 26.02.2015
Love, Andrew Labour Party Edmonton 02.03.2015
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 03.03.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 12.02.2015
McInnes, Liz Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 25.02.2015
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 23.02.2015
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 05.03.2015
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 24.02.2015
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 24.02.2015
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 24.02.2015
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 27.02.2015
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 23.02.2015
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 23.02.2015
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 23.02.2015
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 23.02.2015
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 18.03.2015