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CAFOD REPORT ON TREATMENT OF WORKERS IN THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 402: tabled on 08 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 53 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 commends CAFOD in sponsoring a report by CEREAL and exposing the shameful treatment of electronic workers along the supply chains in Mexico for some of the best-known consumer electronics, including telephone company Nokia and the suppliers making Xbox video game stations and products for Blackberry; notes with disapproval that Nokia terminated the employment of 2,000 workers, including 20 pregnant women, during the economic crisis; further notes their recruitment agency asked workers to sign voluntary resignation forms, removing their rights to severance pay and threatening those who refused with being blacklisted; further notes with disapproval that Microsoft Xbox manufacturers Flextronics made workers share two toilet passes between 70 employees leaving some for up to eight hours without access to toilets; further notes that these companies are making millions of pounds on products and have a responsibility and obligation not to turn a blind eye to such degrading practices in the supply chain, as highlighted in this research; believes that these companies should ensure that all workers in the supply chain are treated fairly, with dignity and have the opportunity to join genuine unions; and calls on these companies to look at the root causes of these problems and to urgently do all possible to improve the working conditions of these workers.

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, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Blaydon
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leeds West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2009
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
South East Cornwall
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2009
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Luton North
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 December 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Dundee West
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 January 2010
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2010
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Torfaen
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 10 December 2009
Croydon Central
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Ealing North
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Southport
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Halifax
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
North Cornwall
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 9 December 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough

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.