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Dismissals of app-based courier and private hire driver workers

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1110: tabled on 09 November 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 64 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House condemns the opaque and unjust process by which app-based couriers and private hire drivers working for companies such as UBER and Deliveroo can be blocked permanently from their accounts and thus effectively dismissed from their jobs; recognises that couriers and private hire drivers are key workers who are working on the frontline of the covid-19 pandemic and are often putting their own health at risk in the process; recognises that that practice of dismissal is leaving many key workers on low-incomes facing potential destitution; notes that transparency is lacking both in terms of what is expected of workers in those industries and around the reasons for their dismissal; further notes that workers are facing dismissal and destitution for reasons beyond their control such as technical issues with the company’s app; notes that such dismissals can be triggered by unfounded customer allegations or traffic delays, regardless of the worker’s length or quality of service; calls for all app-based companies to end unfair dismissals by implementing fair dismissal processes, including a hearing prior to dismissal, and the right to appeal a dismissal with union representation.

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.

Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Nottingham East
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Birmingham, Hall Green
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Streatham
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Easington
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Birkenhead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 10 November 2020
Islington North
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Hemsworth
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
City of Durham
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Wansbeck
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2020
Glasgow South West
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Bedford
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Denton and Reddish
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2020
St Albans
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
South Shields
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2020
Livingston
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Greenwood, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Wirral West
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Rochdale
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Bootle
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Dagenham and Rainham
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Blackley and Broughton
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2020
Bath
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Salford and Eccles
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Knowsley
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2020
East Lothian
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Sheffield South East
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2020
Cardiff West
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 November 2020
Strangford
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 November 2020
East Renfrewshire
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 November 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2020
Edinburgh West
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2020
West Lancashire
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2020
Warley
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2020
Leeds East
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 November 2020
Glasgow South
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 November 2020
Foyle
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 2020
Worthing West
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 12 November 2020
Leicester East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 12 November 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2020
Leyton and Wanstead
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2020
Glasgow North
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2020
Edmonton
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2020
Luton South
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2020
Cynon Valley
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2020
Glasgow North East
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2020
East Ham
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 November 2020
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 November 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 November 2020
Arfon
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2020
Hartlepool
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2020
Ealing Central and Acton
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2020
Hammersmith
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2020
Sheffield, Hallam
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 November 2020
Belfast South
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2020
Edinburgh East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.