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Redundancies at British Airways

EDM (Early Day Motion) 428: tabled on 04 May 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has enabled it to work with businesses and trade unions to protect the economy and avoid mass redundancies; appreciates the role aviation workers have played in operating flights, repatriating citizens and delivering essential medical and personal protective equipment supplies; considers it deplorable that whilst IAG is taking UK tax payers’ money, as well as using Spanish government guaranteed loans to purchase an additional airline for the group at a cost of €1.2 Billion, it is serving notice of redundancies to UK employees with British Airways having announced its intention of implementing 12,000 redundancies and is introducing inferior contracts for all employees; believes that it is immoral that British Airways is utilising public funds, designed to protect jobs, while simultaneously seeking mass redundancies in haste, given also that furloughed British Airways workers are unable to engage in consultation relating to these redundancies and that British Airways has access to £3 billion cash reserve and IAG credit line equivalents of €10.7 billion; and demands that British Airways halts its opportunistic redundancy and restructuring and engages constructively with unions and Government to positively plan for a just and sustainable future based upon a tripartite approach to ensuring UK connectivity and the aviation industry is maintained for the benefit of all and not just one company.

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.

Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2020
Hemsworth
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 May 2020
Glasgow South West
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2020
Hartlepool
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2020
Jarrow
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2020
Brentford and Isleworth
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2020
Ealing Central and Acton
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2020
Bedford
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2020
Birmingham, Hall Green
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2020
Wansbeck
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 May 2020
East Lothian
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2020
North Durham
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 May 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Gordon
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Glasgow Central
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 May 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Strangford
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2020
Streatham
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 May 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2020
Leyton and Wanstead
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 May 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2020
Gateshead
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2020
Leeds East
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 18 May 2020
North Down
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2020
Islington North
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2020
Knowsley
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2020
Ochil and South Perthshire
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2020
Blackley and Broughton
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2020
West Dunbartonshire
Webbe, Claudia
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2020
Leicester East
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.