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LABOUR RIGHTS IN IRAQ

EDM (Early Day Motion) 415: tabled on 06 December 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 77 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 concerned that Iraqi Ministers, through Decree 8750 of August 2005, have frozen the monies of unions, including those affiliated to the Iraqi Workers' Federation, leaving organisations which represent up to a million Iraqis and which are the bedrock of a non-sectarian civil society unable to organise and play a positive role both in the workplace and in wider society; fears that some may create sectarian client unions; urges the British Government to continue to make representations to the Iraqi government to lift Decree 8750 and the continuing ban, first introduced in 1987 by Saddam Hussein, on public sector trade union organisation; welcomes the continuing efforts of Labour Friends of Iraq to encourage moral and material solidarity with the new Iraqi labour movement; and backs the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in its efforts to encourage British unions and others to pledge monthly sums to fund Iraqi unions' basic running costs such as printing the Workers' Unity newspaper and to encourage people to send used mobile telephones and chargers to the TUC so that they may be used by Iraqi union organisers.

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.

Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Dudley North
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
City of Durham
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2006
Worthing West
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
West Ham
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Elmet
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Brent South
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Easington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 December 2006
Foyle
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2006
Chesterfield
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2006
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Houghton and Washington East
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Amber Valley
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Blackpool South
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Calder Valley
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Portsmouth North
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 December 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Oldham West and Royton
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Bridgend
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Wansbeck
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Glasgow Central
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Bolsover
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2006
Castle Point
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Conwy
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Batley and Spen