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LIVING WAGE FOR CLEANERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 360: tabled on 29 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 107 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House is appalled that while the City of London booms most cleaners there receive no sick pay, no pension and only the legal minimum holiday allowance and earn as little as £5.35 per hour, and that many take two jobs to make ends meet; commends the courageous campaign by cleaners in the City to secure a living wage; welcomes this campaign's extension to other major cities; believes that the cleaners' endeavours will lead to a real improvement in their treatment; notes that a living wage is about more than hourly pay but includes sick and holiday pay and pensions; contrasts the shocking gulf between the estimated £8.8 billion paid out in City bonuses this year with the poverty-pay cleaners must survive on in London, one of the most expensive cities in the world; recognises that global companies make significant profits by operating out of London and requests that they therefore behave responsibly towards their most vulnerable workers; is extremely concerned that progress towards a living wage is being impeded by the intransigence of the City's major banks and law firms' refusal to recognise the cleaners' trade union, the Transport and General Workers Union, and allow them to negotiate on behalf of the cleaners; and calls upon companies such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Credit Suisse, CitiBank, Lehman Brothers, Nomura and Lovells to instruct their contract cleaners, including ISS, Lancaster and Initial, to settle with the Transport and General Workers Union on a living wage, holiday pay, pension, sick pay and union representation.

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.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Dudley North
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Leeds West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2006
Worthing West
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Rhondda
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Elmet
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Brent South
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Easington
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 17 January 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2006
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 December 2006
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Central Ayrshire
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 November 2006
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Norwich North
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Midlothian
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keeley, Ms Barbara
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Worsley
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Feltham and Heston
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Glenrothes
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 December 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Dundee West
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Glasgow North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Crawley
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Newport East
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Leeds East
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Torfaen
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Knowsley South
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Southport
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Wolverhampton North East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Halifax
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Bolsover
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
North West Leicestershire
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Hemsworth
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Stourbridge
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 December 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Bristol West
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 December 2006
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Batley and Spen
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Telford
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.