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Reinstatement of IKEA shop steward Richie Venton

EDM (Early Day Motion) 797: tabled on 01 September 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House condemns the sacking of IKEA Glasgow USDAW Shop Steward and convenor Richie Venton for carrying out his duties as an elected workers' representative who sought to prevent hardship, while protecting workers' health during the ongoing covid-19 pandemic; notes Mr Venton opposed IKEA's plans to remove wages from workers self-isolating as a result of covid-19; further notes employees excluded from IKEA's sick benefit had to to live on £95 statutory sick pay; is concerned that Mr Venton's efforts to raise with management his concerns that financial hardship could force employees to make the incorrect decision to come into workplace while unwell, potentially spreading the virus, were ignored; opposes any attempts by IKEA to change the terms in conditions in employees' contracts which would reduce worker's rights, including efforts to limit sick benefit entitlement; urges IKEA to give consideration to the suggestion of an average wage; and demands that IKEA immediately reinstate life-long trade unionist, and campaigner for worker's rights, Richie Venton to his role within their organisation and his elected union position.

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.

McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 September 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 September 2020
Airdrie and Shotts
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 September 2020
East Lothian
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 September 2020
Glasgow Central
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 September 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 September 2020
Edinburgh South West
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 September 2020
East Renfrewshire
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 September 2020
Glasgow North East
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 September 2020
Edinburgh East
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 September 2020
Argyll and Bute
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 September 2020
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2020
Islington North
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2020
Wansbeck
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 September 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 September 2020
Glasgow South
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 September 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 September 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2020
Hartlepool
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 3 September 2020
North Down
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Jarrow
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Birkenhead
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2020
Glasgow East
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2020
Midlothian
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2020
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2020
Leeds East
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2020
Central Ayrshire
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2020
Lanark and Hamilton East
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2020
Stockport
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2020
Leyton and Wanstead
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2020
Gateshead
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 September 2020
Foyle
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 September 2020
Belfast South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 21 September 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 October 2020
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2020
Dundee West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.