Dawn speaks on the Trade Union Bill 10 November 2015

Dawn spoke against proposed ballot changes in the Trade Union Bill.

Oliver Dowden: The hon. Gentleman keeps saying that the Bill is ideological. Is it ideological for people who send their children to schools in my constituency who cannot get childcare during an unjustified strike with a very low turnout in a ballot? Is it ideological for hard-pressed commuters in my constituency who cannot get to work because of strikes called on ballots with low turnouts?

Dawn Butler: The contribution from the hon. Member for Hertsmere (Oliver Dowden) highlights the lack of understanding of the role of tradeĀ unions and of people who are working just to pay their bills. That lack of understanding shows why this Bill is so wrong.

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