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WORKING CONDITIONS OF LONDON UNDERGROUND CLEANERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 946: tabled on 20 February 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is grateful to the 3,000 cleaners who keep the capital's underground network clear of obstructions and in a hygienic condition; is concerned that, despite working in dirty and hazardous conditions, frequently through the night time and other unsocial hours, these hard working and often vulnerable public servants only receive the bare minimum statutory sick pay, pensions and holiday entitlement; is further concerned by the decision of the new outsourced Tube cleaning contractor ABM to make employment conditions even worse by introducing an inferior sick pay scheme; believes that such a high profile, world famous public service as the London Underground should be leading the way in providing decent working conditions for all its staff instead of exploiting vulnerable workers; calls for Transport for London to take all necessary steps in ensuring Tube cleaners are treated the same as other Tube staff in respect of their basic working conditions; and further calls for this outsourced cleaning work to be returned in-house as soon as practicable, so that Tube cleaning is part of the public sector alongside the rest of the London Underground.

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 21 February 2018
Blyth Valley
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2018
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2018
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2018
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2018
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Field, Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2018
Birkenhead
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2018
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2018
High Peak
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2018
North Tyneside
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 27 February 2018
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 20 February 2018
Luton North
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2018
Ipswich
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2018
St Helens South and Whiston
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 February 2018
Belfast East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 February 2018
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 February 2018
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2018
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2018
Bolsover
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2018
Stoke-on-Trent North
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 2018
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2018
Cardiff Central
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2018
Colne Valley
West, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2018
Hornsey and Wood Green
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2018
Warwick and Leamington

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.