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Support for education support staff during covid-19 outbreak

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1316: tabled on 06 January 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that the invisible workforce of over half a million school support staff, including teaching and classroom assistants, SEND support workers, caterers, cleaners and caretakers have been crucial to keeping schools running throughout the pandemic; notes that they have provided invaluable pastoral and educational support to the most vulnerable children in the face of unprecedented challenges and at great risk to their own safety; Unison, who represent over 350,000 educational support staff, note that these staff are more likely to be Black women, agency workers and on low pay; and calls for the provision of adequate PPE, priority access to vaccination and financial support from the government to ensure that no worker – including agency workers – has to self-isolate or take time off sick on less than their full salary, effectively putting public health at risk by forcing workers to choose between their own health and putting food on the table.

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.

Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 January 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 January 2021
Arfon
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Hartlepool
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 11 January 2021
Islington North
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Denton and Reddish
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Norwich South
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Stockport
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Streatham
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
City of Durham
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Jarrow
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
South Shields
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 January 2021
Strangford
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Knowsley
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2021
Brent Central
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2021
Wansbeck
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2021
Sheffield, Hallam
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 13 January 2021
Leicester East
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2021
Bedford
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2021
Gateshead
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2021
Easington
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2021
Birmingham, Hall Green
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Salford and Eccles
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2021
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.