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East Midlands Motor Services Ltd

EDM (Early Day Motion) 252: tabled on 21 December 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House totally condemns the chairman of the company Stagecoach Holdings, Mr Brian Souter, who has launched a vicious attack upon the employees of the East Midlands Motor Services, based in the North Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire areas, covering the towns of Mansfield, Chesterfield, Shirebrook, Worksop, Harworth, Retford, Clowne, etc.; draws attention to Mr Souter's drafting in of approximately 80 drivers from as far away as Perth in Scotland and elsewhere, in order to try and smash the trades union organisation in the company; is appalled that already management of the company have sacked a number of union shop stewards without due cause; demands the immediate reinstatement of the workers affected; and calls for the company's management to meet with the workforce with a view to stopping such cowboy activities, which can only result in the lowering of standards of bus services in the areas concerned and place in jeopardy the safety of staff and the travelling public in general.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Newham North West
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Manchester, Withington
Buckley, George
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Hemsworth
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Leyton
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Islington North
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Bradford South
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Easington
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Aberdeen South
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Glasgow, Pollok
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Tottenham
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 January 1990
Wentworth
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Clydesdale
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1990
Warrington North
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1990
Coventry North East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Barnsley Central
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1990
Liverpool, Garston
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1990
Bradford West
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 January 1990
Makerfield
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1990
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Sheffield, Heeley
Nellist, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Coventry South East
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Don Valley
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1990
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Dundee West
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1990
Wansbeck
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Wolverhampton South East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1990
Leicester East
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 9 January 1990
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 January 1990
Glasgow Central
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1990
Preston
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1989
Glasgow, Provan

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

East Midlands Motor Services Ltd (Amendment 1)
Leave out from 'House' to end and add 'notes that the recent industrial dispute at East Midlands Motor Services Ltd. centred on the dismissal of a Mr Edinboro for his alleged removal without authority of antifreeze, and the dismissal of a Mr McCann for refusing to carry out his duty as a bus driver; that the overtime ban initiated by the trade union threatened to disrupt registered bus services which the company has a legal and moral obligation to maintain; and further notes that the company has taken the requisite measures to provide continuing bus services on which so many families depend on and support, thus demonstrating a management commitment to the community, a commitment which is absent within the trade union.'.
Conservative, Newark
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EDM 252A1: tabled on 16 January 1990