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Dying for sick pay campaign

EDM (Early Day Motion) 596: tabled on 11 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the Public and Commercial Services Union national campaign ‘Dying for sick pay’ which marks the 30th anniversary of International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security and calls on Government to extend full occupational sick pay from day one for all outsourced workers on civil service contracts; is aware that outsourced civil service contracts are awarded with a requirement to only pay staff Statutory Sick Pay from the fourth day of sickness leading to an average 70% reduction in staffs normal pay; is concerned that this policy negatively impacts on the lowest paid working in the civil service, predominantly female BAME facilities management workforce; further notes that members of PCS including cleaners, security guards, porters and facilities management staff all of whom contribute greatly to the day to day functionality of government departments; applauds their dedication during the pandemic and notes the great risk to these workers and their families in their roles as key workers providing the first line of defence against Coronavirus; is concerned that the government intends to return to the unequal and inadequate system of SSP post lockdown despite most civil service departments adopting a policy of paying outsourced staff in fully for Covid-19 related absences; believes that all civil service employees including those directly employed by government and those on outsourced contracts deserve access to full sick pay from day one; and calls on the Government support this campaign and end inequality in sick pay.

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.

Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2020
Easington
Webbe, Claudia
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2020
Leicester East
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2020
Birkenhead
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 June 2020
Strangford
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2020
Gateshead
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2020
Bedford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2020
Glasgow South West
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2020
Jarrow
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2020
Glenrothes
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2020
Hemsworth
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2020
Streatham
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 22 June 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2020
Norwich South
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2020
Rochdale
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2020
Glasgow South
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2020
Dundee West
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2020
Leyton and Wanstead
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2020
Camberwell and Peckham
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2020
East Renfrewshire
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Hartlepool
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.