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Government cleaners and security guards

EDM (Early Day Motion) 161: tabled on 13 June 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with grave concern the unacceptable ways in which cleaning and security staff were treated by officials during the rule-breaking parties at 10 Downing Street identified in the Sue Gray report; find the multiple examples of a lack of respect and poor treatment of security and cleaning staff abhorrent; further notes that the Government needs to tackle what the PCS union calls a culture of bullying, harassment and sexism in No 10 Downing Street towards cleaners and custodians; believes that disrespect is shown to nearly every cleaner and security guard employed on the UK civil service estate in terms of their low pay and inferior employment conditions compared to their directly employed civil service colleagues; is concerned that the civil service tenders most outsourced Facilities Management contracts on the absolute minimum employment terms possible such as only requiring the supplier to pay the statutory minimum wage and statutory sick pay; remembers that Emanuel Gomez, a cleaner at the Ministry of Justice headquarters employed by OCS continued to work despite having covid symptoms because OCS did not provide occupational sick pay and tragically died of covid; and calls on the Government to honour the memory of Emanuel, to show true respect to Downing Street cleaners and security guards and to all government facilities management staff by making the Living Wage Foundation’s Living Wage the minimum pay rate on all contracts let by the Crown and that the payment of occupational sick pay a requirement of awarding those contracts.

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.

Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2022
Jarrow
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2022
Cynon Valley
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2022
Birkenhead
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2022
Glasgow North East
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2022
Bedford
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2022
Wansbeck
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 14 June 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2022
Glasgow Central
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2022
West Dunbartonshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 June 2022
Arfon
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 16 June 2022
Leicester East
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2022
East Dunbartonshire
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 June 2022
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 June 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Qaisar, Ms Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2022
Airdrie and Shotts
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
Alyn and Deeside
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
South Shields
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2022
York Central
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2022
Dundee West
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2022
Bath
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Leeds East
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2022
Livingston
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2022
East Renfrewshire
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2022
Edinburgh East
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2022
Liverpool, West Derby
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 8 July 2022
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2022
Edinburgh South West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2022
Stirling

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.