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National Highways' shortlisting of Lower Thames Crossing road tunnel

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1220: tabled on 25 May 2023

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned that National Highways has shortlisted Bouygues Murphy Joint Venture for its £2.3bn contract to build the Lower Thames Crossing road tunnel; acknowledges that Murphy International have had legal action launched against them in Ireland by Unite the Union since the company sacked a union shop steward and three union members for discussing concerns about their employment at the RUSAL Aluminium Plant at Auguinish, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland; wants recognition that a company, that has demonstrably and very recently dismissed a trade union shop steward for discussing workplace concerns with members, should not be invited to enter into the next stage in the contract tender process; urges that all construction contractors should maintain respectful industrial relations and respect the rights of elected trade union representatives; and send a strong message to all that if you attempt to stifle trade union members' ability to raise workplace concerns, you should not benefit financially from lucrative contracts ultimately funded by UK taxpayers.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.