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EDM (Early Day Motion) 295: tabled on 06 July 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 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 condemns the dismissal of Kumaran Bose from the Kettleby Foods site in Leicester owned by Samworth Brothers, despite an unblemished 12 year record of employment for the company, on spurious allegations of bullying his managers; believes that Mr Bose's dismissal is an act of victimisation against a trade union activist for raising concerns about reductions in overtime, premium and weekend payments following the introduction of the national living wage; notes that the company's director Mark Samworth has donated well over half a million pounds to the Conservative Party since 2010; further notes that the company has refused a voluntary recognition agreement with the Bakers, Food, and Allied Workers Union, instead imposing its own hand-picked staff consultative committee to represent the interests of its workers; considers that, notwithstanding the company's denials, the dismissal of Mr Bose fits a wider pattern of victimisation of trade unionists working for Samworth Brothers; and calls for the immediate reinstatement of Mr Bose, an end to the victimisation of other trade union activists, and for the company to agree to recognise the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union.