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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2346: tabled on 30 April 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that members of the Public and Commercial Services union working for lnterserve in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will be taking industrial action on the 1 and 2 of May 2019 following a 94 per cent yes vote in their strike ballot; notes that staff are striking due to issues including redundancies, changes to terms and·conditions without consultation and the introduction of electronic devices to more closely monitor staff, raising concerns regarding security and data protection; is aware that these outsourced workers fulfil a number of roles including maintenance, cleaning services and porterage; is concerned that lnterserve has refused to enter into meaningful talks with the union despite numerous attempts by the Public and Commercial Services Union to negotiate and open lines of communication with the Department; is alarmed that in recent weeks lnterserve has been placed into administration, putting thousands of jobs at risk across Government departments; and urgently calls on Ministers to intervene to secure jobs and to seriously consider bringing lnterserve contracts back in house as a priority.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.