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BRITISH AIRWAYS MIXED FLEET CABIN CREW PAY DISPUTE AND BA WET LEASING OF QATAR AIRWAYS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 162: tabled on 11 July 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House supports workers in British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew in their current industrial dispute over pay; condemns any company action penalising staff taking industrial action; acknowledges the significant pay package of £6.5 million to the boss of the airline's parent company, International Airlines Group; contrasts that package with reports that the starting basic pay of a member of Mixed Fleet cabin crew is roughly 533 times lower than that figure and thus below the living wage; notes the lack of parity in allowances to cover food between Mixed Fleet cabin crew and pilots; raises concerns over the environmental and passenger safety implications of the wet leasing of Qatar Airways during the period of industrial action; further raises concerns that Qatar Airways has been found in the past to be guilty of systemic workplace sex discrimination, which included female cabin crew being automatically sacked when becoming pregnant; and calls on British Airways to engage in constructive relations with Unite to resolve the dispute.

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.

Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2017
Sheffield South East
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 July 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cable, Sir Vince
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2017
Twickenham
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2017
Brentford and Isleworth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2017
Blyth Valley
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2017
Gedling
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
West Lancashire
Coyle, Neil
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2017
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2017
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
Leyton and Wanstead
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2017
Battersea
Field, Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2017
Birkenhead
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2017
Stretford and Urmston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2017
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 17 July 2017
North Down
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2017
Hartlepool
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2017
Ealing Central and Acton
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2017
Norwich South
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
Rochdale
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 July 2017
Brighton, Pavilion
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2017
Ipswich
Matheson, Christian
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
City of Chester
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Peacock, Stephanie
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2017
Barnsley East
Pidcock, Laura
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2017
North West Durham
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Lewisham West and Penge
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Brighton, Kemptown
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 July 2017
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2017
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2017
Glasgow South West
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2017
Ilford North
Sweeney, Mr Paul J
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Glasgow North East
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2017
Harrow West
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
Warwick and Leamington
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2017
Bedford

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.