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SHORT-NOTICE SHIFT CANCELLATION IN FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 786: tabled on 30 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 deeply concerned that a recent survey of popular restaurant chains who collectively operate over 9,000 outlets nationwide found that only a quarter of such employers ruled out cancelling shifts without notice; notes that this practice, known as shift-shafting, can lead to employees arriving at work only to be told they are not needed, or being sent home before even earning enough to cover their travel expenses; commends the good practice of employers such as Eat which offers to redeploy staff onto alternative duties during quiet periods; believes that nobody should leave for work and come home out-of-pocket, but this is happening across the country and yet this is currently completely legal; regrets that some of the chains also use zero hours contracts, or offer very low weekly contracted hours, making the situation even worse; and therefore, in the absence of a voluntary industry-wide agreement, calls on the Government to legislate to end this exploitation of low paid 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.

Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2015
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2015
Blyth Valley
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2015
Inverclyde
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2016
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Foyle
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2015
Newport West
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2015
North Tyneside
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2015
Knowsley
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2015
East Lothian
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2015
Aberavon
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2015
Dundee West
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2015
Blackpool South
Matheson, Christian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2015
City of Chester
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2016
Bolton South East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2015
Strangford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2015
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2015
Glasgow Central
Thomas-Symonds, Nick
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2015
Torfaen
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2015
Leicester East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.