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TREATMENT OF LOW-PAID EMPLOYEES BY SOTHEBY'S
EDM #309
Tabled 14 July 2015
2015-16 Session
That this House condemns in the strongest possible terms the employment practices of Sotheby's and its cleaning contractor Servest, concerning cleaners and porters who are members of the trade union United Voices of the World (UVW); is appalled that Sotheby's and Servest consider peaceful protest to be an act of misconduct; further condemns Sotheby's decision to ban from the site cleaners and porters who took part in a lawful, peaceful protest to call for a real Living Wage, contractual sick pay and an end to trade union victimisation; calls on Sotheby's to backdate the London Living Wage to 1 November 2014 and confirm it will remain a Living Wage employer on 1 November 2015; further calls on Sotheby's to provide contractual sick pay rather than Statutory Sick Pay, which only provides £35 for the first week when an employee is off sick and £88.45 per week from there on, which means that the cleaners and porters are constrained to work when sick or to allow their families to go hungry; believes that it is disgraceful for such a wealthy company dealing in luxury goods to pay poverty wages to essential workers; and calls on Sotheby's to reinstate the cleaners and porters who have been banned from the site for exercising their right to protest lawfully and peacefully and to pay all staff the London Living Wage.

Signatures (42)

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.
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
16 July 2015
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
20 July 2015
Burgon, Richard
Labour
15 July 2015
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
20 July 2015
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
16 July 2015
Flynn, Paul
Labour
15 July 2015
Gapes, Mike
Labour
20 July 2015
Glindon, Mary
Labour
16 July 2015
Goodman, Helen
Labour
07 September 2015
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Hermon, Lady
Independent
16 July 2015
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
15 July 2015
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
16 July 2015
Lewis, Clive
Labour
17 September 2015
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
21 July 2015
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
07 September 2015
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
16 July 2015
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
20 July 2015
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
08 September 2015
McDonnell, John
Labour
16 July 2015
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
20 July 2015
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
20 July 2015
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Rayner, Angela
Labour
20 July 2015
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
16 July 2015
Sherriff, Paula
Labour
20 July 2015
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
20 July 2015
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
16 July 2015
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Thomson, Michelle
Scottish National Party
16 July 2015
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
20 July 2015
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion