House of Commons
ASDA contract 6
EDM #35
Tabled 16 October 2019
2019 Session
That this House notes with concern the decision by ASDA to proceed with proposals to put all hourly paid employees on flexible contracts (Contract 6) despite considerable concern about the proposed changes to employee terms and conditions; further notes that the flexibility clause in Contract 6 will force employees to work at any time, any place, anywhere which risks a hugely damaging effect on the part-time, low-paid workforce who need flexibility that works for them; notes that employees would be potentially losing up to eight paid holidays a year under new entitlement; notes with concern that the requirement for flexibility and a change in shift patterns would see any rise in hourly pay rendered meaningless if staff work fewer hours because of the new contract, potentially costing some employees hundreds of pounds; highlights reported heavy handed tactics on the part of ASDA with staff being told to accept the terms and conditions or their contract would be terminated; supports the work of the GMB in seeking further negations to highlight the vast majority of its members employed by ASDA asked in a consultative ballot who responded with the view that they did not agree with Contract 6; and urges ASDA to further meet with trade unions and employees and give the workforce a fair deal with the aim of becoming a market leader in employee terms and conditions.

Signatures (47)

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.
West, Catherine
Labour
17 October 2019
Killen, Ged
Labour
17 October 2019
Morris, Grahame
Labour
17 October 2019
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
17 October 2019
Grogan, John
Labour
17 October 2019
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
17 October 2019
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
17 October 2019
Sobel, Alex
Labour
18 October 2019
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
21 October 2019
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
21 October 2019
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
21 October 2019
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
21 October 2019
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
22 October 2019
Hill, Mike
Independent
22 October 2019
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
22 October 2019
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
23 October 2019
Hayes, Helen
Labour
23 October 2019
Stevens, Jo
Labour
23 October 2019
Coyle, Neil
Labour
23 October 2019
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
23 October 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
24 October 2019
Jones, Ruth
Labour
24 October 2019
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
24 October 2019
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
24 October 2019
De Piero, Gloria
Labour
24 October 2019
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
24 October 2019
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
25 October 2019
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
25 October 2019
Smith, Laura
Labour
28 October 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
28 October 2019
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
28 October 2019
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
28 October 2019
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
29 October 2019
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
29 October 2019
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
29 October 2019
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
29 October 2019
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
30 October 2019
Murray, Ian
Labour
31 October 2019
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
31 October 2019
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
04 November 2019
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Independent
04 November 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion