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Government contractor Mitie Group plc and employment practices

EDM (Early Day Motion) 256: tabled on 28 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House believes that the practice of threatening employees with being fired and rehired unless they accept inferior terms and conditions is immoral, unacceptable and should be made unlawful; notes that Government Ministers have previously condemned the use of such threats as a negotiating tactic; is concerned by reports that Mitie Group Plc, who have been awarded public contracts for Facilities Management, and are on the Government’s strategic supplier list, are presently reportedly attempting to force through changes to pay arrangements which would be detrimental to staff including security guards employed on a number of central Government outsourced contracts; fears that unless the Cabinet Office makes clear to companies on its strategic supplier list that all such threats must be withdrawn, the same tactics may proliferate to further undermine the pay, terms and conditions of low paid, outsourced facilities management workers; and therefore joins the PCS union in calling on the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office to instruct Mitie to withdraw threats of fire and rehire immediately, and to demonstrate to all its strategic suppliers that such tactics will not be tolerated.

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.

Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2021
Easington
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2021
Denton and Reddish
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 June 2021
Strangford
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2021
Wansbeck
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2021
Hemsworth
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 30 June 2021
East Lothian
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Rees, Christina
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2021
Neath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2021
City of Durham
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2021
Brent North
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2021
Edinburgh East
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2021
Birkenhead
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2021
West Lancashire
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2021
Bath
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 5 July 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2021
Central Ayrshire
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2021
East Ham
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2021
Cynon Valley
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 July 2021
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 July 2021
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 July 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2021
Jarrow
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2021
Hammersmith
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2021
Glasgow North
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2021
Leeds East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 21 July 2021
Islington North
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 July 2021
Glasgow Central
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2021
Streatham
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 6 September 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.