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OUTSOURCED CATERING STAFF AND LOW PAY ON LNER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2581: tabled on 03 July 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is concerned that outsourced catering staff who work for Rail Gourmet on the East Coast Mainline are being paid less than the Living Wage Foundation rate of £9 per hour, in spite of the fact that the latest accounts show the company made profits in excess of £4 million pounds in 2017; is further concerned that Rail Gourmet consistently argue that they are unable to pay the Living Wage because of restrictions built into their contract by franchise holders; notes that the East Coast Mainline is currently being run in the public sector by LNER and that RMT has successfully negotiated a Living Wage for catering staff with other franchises; and calls on LNER to take immediate action to ensure that all outsourced catering staff on the East Coast Mainline are paid at least the Living Wage Foundation rate and commit to bringing them back in-house.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.