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Get Me Home Safely campaign

EDM (Early Day Motion) 909: tabled on 27 January 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that shift work is widespread in many industries, especially hospitality, and can often entail late-night working; further notes that many workers, especially women, are increasingly worried about their safety travelling to and from work at night; believes that, while employers may feel their duty of care to staff ends when an employee finishes a shift, they also need to take into consideration journeys home, especially during unsocial hours; is appalled at the weakness of enforcement of the law against sexual assault, including up-skirting, on public transport; insists that more trained staff and stronger enforcement of the law against sexual assault and harassment on public transport is urgently needed; supports calls for the municipal ownership of buses in order to lower prices and improve service provision, especially for night-time and off-peak services; welcomes Unite the union’s Get Me Home Safely campaign, which calls on employers to take all reasonable steps to ensure workers are able to get home safely from work at night; calls on local governments and licensing boards to change regulations to make free transport home for staff a prerequisite for new liquor licences; and calls on the Government to bring forward national minimum standards for taxis and private hire as per the recommendations of the Task and Finish group, to ratify ILO Convention 190 to end violence and harassment in the workplace and to extend employers’ duty of care to include safe transport home policies for all workers.

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.

Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Cynon Valley
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Jarrow
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
City of Durham
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Battersea
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Liverpool, Wavertree
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Edmonton
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Easington
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Liverpool, Walton
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Rochdale
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 27 January 2022
Islington North
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Leeds East
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Birkenhead
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Middlesbrough
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Brighton, Kemptown
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Gateshead
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Hemsworth
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Brent North
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2022
Liverpool, West Derby
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2022
Wansbeck
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 28 January 2022
Leicester East
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2022
Nottingham East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2022
Strangford
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2022
Norwich South
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2022
Streatham
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2022
South Shields
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2022
Leeds Central
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2022
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2022
Bootle
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2022
Bolton South East
Eagle, Dame Angela
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2022
Wallasey
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2022
Knowsley
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2022
Preston
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 April 2022
Belfast South
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.