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VICTIMISATION OF TRADES UNION REPRESENTATIVES IN THE HOME DEPARTMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 67: tabled on 13 May 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 at the number of trades union representatives who have faced disciplinary action or been sacked by the Home Department in recent years; notes that strong representation for workers is needed when almost a quarter of UK Border Agency staff have admitted to experiencing bullying; is further concerned that Jon Biggar, a longstanding representative in the Identity and Passport Service, has been made compulsorily redundant after the Department broke its own rules which dictate that those facing redundancy should have preferential treatment for internal vacancies; is aware that Mr Biggar applied for various jobs within the Home Department and wider Civil Service but was barred on every single occasion on spurious grounds even when being the only candidate for a role; and asks that Ministers intervene immediately to ensure that the victimisation of workplace representatives does not continue, so that they can work towards achieving workplaces where all staff are treated with dignity and respect.

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.

Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Bolton North East
Danczuk, Simon
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2013
Rochdale
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2013
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2013
Aberdeen North
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2013
Sefton Central
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 26 June 2013
Bradford West
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2013
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2013
Luton North
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2013
Wansbeck
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 May 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 20 May 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
Dundee West
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2013
Gateshead
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2013
Leeds East
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2013
Torfaen
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
Ynys Môn
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Halifax
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2013
Colchester
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2013
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Blackley and Broughton

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.