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CLEANERS IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 833: tabled on 10 December 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 pays tribute to cleaners in the transport industry who work unsocial hours in difficult conditions and play a vital role in delivering a safer, more comfortable environment for passengers; is dismayed that, despite receiving billions of pounds in taxpayer subsidy, railway and other transport companies are paying less than the living wage and enforcing inferior basic conditions in areas such as pensions, sick pay and holidays; is concerned that the exploitation of cleaners has been driven by the outsourcing of cleaning contracts in a drive for profits that not only undermine cleaners' working conditions but also the quality of service provided for passengers; notes that cleaners at a number of companies have as a last resort been forced to take strike action to secure justice; further notes this action has been at ISS on London Midland, ISS on East Coast Mainline, Carlisle Cleaning on Transpennine Express, Churchill Cleaning Contract on Tyne & Wear Metro, Carlisle Cleaning and Security on Docklands Light Railway and ISS and Initial on London Underground; calls on these companies to enter into meaningful negotiations to resolve these disputes; welcomes the Cleaners' Charter produced by the RMT Union and supports the key Union demand that conditions of cleaners and services to passengers can be improved by bringing contracts in-house and paying a living wage; and calls on the Department for Transport, Transport for London and local transport authorities to agree to this sensible and just proposal.

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 20 December 2012
Blaydon
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2013
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2013
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2012
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 January 2013
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2013
Aberdeen North
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 December 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 13 December 2012
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2012
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2013
Jarrow
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Vauxhall
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 December 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
Belfast South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2012
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2013
Gateshead
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Easington
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2013
Torfaen
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 December 2012
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 December 2012
Strangford
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Paisley and Renfrewshire North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.