§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish a pamphlet giving advice to members of trade unions about the steps which they can take under employment legislation if they consider that rules on ballots and picketing are being broken; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholls
My Department already publishes pamphlets which describe the provisions of employment legislation on ballots and picketing, and the statutory duties and rights owed to members by their unions. These explain, where appropriate, the steps which members can take to enforce these rights and duties.
The Green Paper "Trades Unions and their Members" (Cm 95) suggested that a special effort be made to publicise and draw to the attention of union members trade unions' statutory duties, and to offer guidance and advice on how individuals can seek to remedy breaches of those duties. Any such initiative could be undertaken when the new rights set out in the Employment Bill have been enacted.