House of Commons
Interserve industrial action at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
EDM #125
Tabled 30 January 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House supports members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) employed by Interserve at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) who will embark on a month of strike action throughout February 2020; notes that this dispute has been ongoing since March 2019 over issues including pay, trade union recognition, removal of working hours for cleaners and sick pay; further notes that the last strike ballot in October 2019 returned a 100 per cent vote in support of further strike action on an 82.5 per cent turnout; commends the efforts of PCS in their attempts throughout this dispute to seek resolution via the conciliator, ACAS, and their calls for urgent meetings with the employer and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs during the most recent ballot period; is concerned that treatment of staff employed by Interserve at the FCO has worsened in recent months, with those involved in the dispute excluded from festive activities and attempts being made by their employer to close their designated break room; notes that no worker takes the decision to go on strike lightly; and therefore calls on the Secretary of State to intervene urgently to bring an end to this dispute and ensure all workers in Government are treated with dignity and respect.

Signatures (46)

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.
Glindon, Mary
Labour
03 February 2020
Morris, Grahame
Labour
03 February 2020
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
03 February 2020
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
04 February 2020
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
05 February 2020
Streeting, Wes
Labour
05 February 2020
Cryer, John
Labour
06 February 2020
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
06 February 2020
Osborne, Kate
Labour
06 February 2020
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
07 February 2020
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
09 February 2020
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
10 February 2020
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
10 February 2020
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
10 February 2020
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
10 February 2020
Barker, Paula
Labour
10 February 2020
Johnson, Kim
Labour
10 February 2020
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
10 February 2020
David, Wayne
Labour
10 February 2020
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
10 February 2020
Whitley, Mick
Labour
10 February 2020
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
11 February 2020
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
11 February 2020
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
11 February 2020
Anderson, Fleur
Labour
11 February 2020
Webbe, Claudia
Labour
11 February 2020
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
12 February 2020
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
12 February 2020
Hill, Mike
Labour
12 February 2020
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
13 February 2020
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
13 February 2020
Byrne, Ian
Labour
13 February 2020
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
24 February 2020
Begum, Apsana
Labour
24 February 2020
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
25 February 2020
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
26 February 2020
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
27 February 2020
Blake, Olivia
Labour
27 February 2020
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
04 March 2020
Tarry, Sam
Labour
16 March 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion