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Migrant Workers' Rights

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1263: tabled on 10 December 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House would like to thank migrant workers who have been at the forefront of the UKs response to the pandemic; believes that recovery from covid-19 must level up migrant workers’ rights; further recognises that the Hostile Environment, particularly No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) and the “illegal working” offence, forces migrants to continue go into work even when it is not safe to do; is concerned that the illegal working offence pushes undocumented migrants to look for employment among exploitative employers who know they are unable report abuse in the workplace for fear of immigration enforcement; expresses further concern that the illegal working offence disincentivises employers from hiring migrant workers and creates a culture of discrimination in employment practices; notes that the exploitation of migrant workers in the labour market drives down labour standards and protections for all workers; and calls on the Government to implement the recommendations in the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants “Work It Out” campaign by scrapping NRPF and repealing the “illegal working” offence.

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.

Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Streatham
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 14 December 2020
Leicester East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 December 2020
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 December 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 December 2020
Ceredigion
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Coventry South
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2020
Glasgow Central
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2020
East Lothian
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Wansbeck
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 15 December 2020
North Down
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2020
Glasgow South West
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2020
Strangford
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2020
Norwich South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 17 December 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2021
Salford and Eccles
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2021
Knowsley
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2021
Edmonton
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 24 February 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2021
Edinburgh East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2021
Leyton and Wanstead
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2021
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2021
Rochdale
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 March 2021
Gordon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.