House of Commons
British Airways redundancies
EDM #438
Tabled 04 May 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House notes with concern that British Airways has made 12,000 staff redundant; thanks these workers for their heroic efforts in repatriating those stranded due to covid-19 at their own risk; offers solidarity to these workers that find themselves needlessly out of a job in the middle of a global pandemic; is disappointed that British Airways chose to take the decision to reject Government support and announce it on International Workers’ Memorial Day; emphasises that, as an island, aviation is essential to the UK for trade, business and managing social and family networks; looks to the governments of our European neighbours who are taking action to protect their aviation industries; urges the Government to provide fully-repayable loans and take a financial stake in aviation companies; asks aviation companies to cap all elements of executive pay, protect employee terms and conditions and transition to greener, more efficient travel operations once flights resume; and calls on the Government to publicly finance smaller airports, air traffic control and specific routes within the UK aviation network to retain much-needed vital connectivity.

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.
Osborne, Kate
Labour
05 May 2020
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
05 May 2020
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
05 May 2020
Barker, Paula
Labour
05 May 2020
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
05 May 2020
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
05 May 2020
Hill, Mike
Labour
05 May 2020
Byrne, Ian
Labour
05 May 2020
Webbe, Claudia
Labour
05 May 2020
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
05 May 2020
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
06 May 2020
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
06 May 2020
Trickett, Jon
Labour
06 May 2020
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
06 May 2020
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
06 May 2020
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
06 May 2020
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
06 May 2020
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
06 May 2020
Cryer, John
Labour
06 May 2020
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
06 May 2020
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
11 May 2020
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
11 May 2020
Davies, Geraint
Labour
11 May 2020
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
11 May 2020
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
11 May 2020
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
11 May 2020
Begum, Apsana
Labour
11 May 2020
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
11 May 2020
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
12 May 2020
Spellar, John
Labour
12 May 2020
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
12 May 2020
McDonnell, John
Labour
12 May 2020
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
12 May 2020
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M
Democratic Unionist Party
12 May 2020
Mearns, Ian
Labour
12 May 2020
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
18 May 2020
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
18 May 2020
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
18 May 2020
Stringer, Graham
Labour
20 May 2020
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
02 June 2020
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
23 June 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion