Trade Union Bill, House of Lords, Second reading

11 January 2016

The Commission has identified a number of human rights implications arising from the Trade Union Bill. We welcome the amendments to the Bill made in the House of Commons, and the Government’s decision not to proceed with certain additional restrictions on picketing on which it recently consulted.

Nonetheless, our analysis suggests that specific clauses of the Bill may not comply with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), or with the UK’s international obligations under United Nations (UN) and International Labour Organisation (ILO) treaties and the European Social Charter (ESC).

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Last updated: 20 Apr 2016