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Debenhams redundancies

EDM (Early Day Motion) 994: tabled on 12 October 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House condemns the way in which Debenhams has implemented the redundancies of thousands of workers during the Coronavirus outbreak; notes that staff were told via conference call that they would be made redundant with 3 days’ notice and 3 days’ pay and that there was no consultation or criteria for redundancies disclosed to staff; further notes that Debenhams is engaging in the immoral practice of ‘Fire and Rehire’, giving workers who have been laid off little choice but to reapply for positions with worse terms of employment; stands in solidarity with all of those staff affected; believes that this is part of a worrying pattern of large employers using the pandemic as a gateway to break employment law; and calls on the Government to urgently address these practices and to defend workers from unscrupulous employers.

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.

Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Eltham
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Ealing, Southall
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Wansbeck
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Huddersfield
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Norwich South
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Coventry South
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Gateshead
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Bedford
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 13 October 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2020
Hemsworth
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 October 2020
Strangford
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2020
Hartlepool
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 October 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2020
Glasgow Central
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2020
Stockport
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 October 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 October 2020
Arfon
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2020
Glasgow South West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.