Industrial relations

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on industrial relations. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Standard Notes

DateDescription
14.10.2014The National Minimum Wage: rates and enforcement
This note provides details of current and historic National Minimum Wage rates, as well as numbers of jobs paid at the National Minimum Wage.
21.05.2014The National Minimum Wage: historical background
This note provides an overview of the historical background to the National Minimum Wage Act 1998.
12.02.2014Trade unions: blacklisting
This note sets out the background to the 2010 blacklisting Regulations, the law relevant to blacklisting and some recent developments.
29.01.2014Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Lords amendments
An update on the amendments to the Bill during its passage through the House of Lords.
15.10.2013Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Progress of the Bill
This Note charts the progress of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill through Parliament. It complements Research Paper 13/51 prepared for the Commons Second Reading.

Research Papers

DateDescription
27.08.2013Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill
The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 17 July 2013. This briefing has been prepared to inform the Second Reading debate on the Bill which is scheduled to take place on 3 September 2013.
26.08.2005Employment Tribunals (Representation and Assistance in Discrimination Proceedings) Bill (Bill 14 of 2005-06)
Employment Tribunals (Representation and Assistance in Discrimination Proceedings) Bill (Bill 14 of 2005-06). House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/59
07.01.2004Employment Relations Bill (Bill 7 2003/04)
Employment Relations Bill (Bill 7 of 2003/04). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/03.
23.05.2000Trade union recognition
Trade union recognition. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/55.
05.02.1999Employment Relations Bill 1998/99 (Bill 36 of 1998/99).
Employment Relations Bill 1998/99 (Bill 36 of 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/11.

Select Committee Reports

DateDescription
22.11.2011Political party finance: ending the big donor culture.
Committee on Standards in Public Life report [Commons]

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
17.01.2012VOLUNTEERING AND TRADE UNIONS
That this House notes that trade unionists undertake 100,000 hours of unpaid voluntary work per week; further notes that they have been described as the workplace wing of the Big Society; ...
10.01.2012PRISON OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION AND TRADE UNION RIGHTS
That this House supports full trade union rights for the Prison Officers' Association (POA); notes that the International Labour Organisation criticised the previous administration ...
14.12.2011WELSH MUSICIANS STRIKE
That this House notes the strike by many Welsh musicians of 19 to 21 December 2011 during which they will withdraw permission for their compositions and performances to appear on Radio ...
08.12.2011IRANIAN TRADE UNIONISTS
That this House is alarmed at the re-arrest of Ebrahim Madodi from the Vahed Trade Union Syndicate in Tehran; calls for his release and that of fellow trade unionist, bus workers' leader, ...
29.11.2011INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON 30 NOVEMBER 2011
That this House supports the industrial action being undertaken by public sector unions on 30 November 2011 to protect their members' pensions; and calls on the Government to engage ...

Lords Library Notes

DateDescription
21.12.2007Employment Bill [HL] (HL Bill 13, 2007-08). LLN 2007/010
Employment Bill. House of Lords Library Note 2007/010

Glossary

  • Research Papers (RP) - briefings produced by the House of Commons Library on Bills, topical issues and regular statistics
  • Standard Notes (SN) - shorter, topical briefings from the Commons Library
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POST Notes - short briefing notes produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - papers compiled by the House of Lords Library on Bills and for debates in the Lords
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses