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Massacre At Germiston Station, South Africa

EDM number 288 in 1989-90, proposed by Peter Snape on 11/01/1990.

That this House expresses its horror at the massacre of striking workers by armed South African Transport Services (SATS) vigilantes, with the connivance of the South African Police, at Germiston Station near Johannesburg on 9th January 1990; notes that this massacre is the latest in a series of attacks launched by SATS and their agents in an attempt to break the 10-week-old railway strike; also notes that none of those responsible for the deaths and assaults on striking workers has yet been charged; draws attention to the fact that the Germiston massacre took place on the very day that the Railway Workers Union, SARWHU, had planned to report back to railway workers on the SATS latest offer in the dispute; calls upon the Government to insist that the South African authorities carry out the fullest inquiry into the events at Germiston to ensure that those responsible for the violence are brought to justice and that aid and assistance are provided to the victims and their families; and failing such thorough and immediate action on the part of the South African Government, calls upon the Government to demand the closure of the South African Railways' and South African Airways' offices in London and to terminate South African Airways' landing rights in the United Kingdom.

This motion has been signed by a total of 83 MPs.

Peter Snape11/01/1990West Bromwich EastProposed
Alf Morris11/01/1990Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Robert Parry11/01/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Bill O'Brien11/01/1990NormantonSigned
Nick Brown11/01/1990Newcastle upon Tyne EastSigned
Tam Dalyell11/01/1990LinlithgowSigned
Alistair Darling11/01/1990Edinburgh CentralSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody11/01/1990Crewe & NantwichSigned
Bruce George11/01/1990Walsall SouthSigned
Tommy Graham11/01/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Diane Abbott11/01/1990Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Bruce Grocott11/01/1990Wrekin, TheSigned
Donald Anderson11/01/1990Swansea EastSigned
Tony Banks11/01/1990Newham North WestSigned
Gerry Bermingham11/01/1990St Helens SouthSigned
Dennis Turner11/01/1990Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Keith Vaz11/01/1990Leicester EastSigned
David Young11/01/1990Bolton South EastSigned
John McWilliam11/01/1990BlaydonSigned
John Reid11/01/1990Motherwell NorthSigned
Geoffrey Robinson11/01/1990Coventry North WestSigned
Jeff Rooker11/01/1990Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Barry Sheerman11/01/1990HuddersfieldSigned
Robert Sheldon11/01/1990Ashton-under-LyneSigned
Andrew Smith11/01/1990Oxford EastSigned
Clive Soley11/01/1990HammersmithSigned
Robert Hughes11/01/1990Aberdeen NorthSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse11/01/1990Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
Alice Mahon11/01/1990HalifaxSigned
John Marek11/01/1990WrexhamSigned
John McAllion11/01/1990Dundee EastSigned
John McFall11/01/1990DumbartonSigned
Austin Mitchell11/01/1990Great GrimsbySigned
George Howarth11/01/1990Knowsley NorthSigned
John Evans12/01/1990St Helens NorthSigned
Harry Barnes12/01/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Eddie Loyden12/01/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Dennis Skinner12/01/1990BolsoverSigned
Robert Wareing15/01/1990Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Gerry Steinberg15/01/1990Durham, City ofSigned
John Battle15/01/1990Leeds WestSigned
William McKelvey15/01/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Win Griffiths15/01/1990BridgendSigned
Alexander Eadie15/01/1990MidlothianSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie15/01/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Cummings15/01/1990EasingtonSigned
Keith Bradley15/01/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Bill Michie15/01/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale15/01/1990MansfieldSigned
Ian McCartney15/01/1990MakerfieldSigned
Peter Hardy15/01/1990WentworthSigned
Ernie Ross15/01/1990Dundee WestSigned
Robin Corbett15/01/1990Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Tom Cox16/01/1990TootingSigned
James Wray16/01/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Dafydd Wigley16/01/1990CaernarfonSigned
Terry Davis16/01/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Denzil Davies16/01/1990LlanelliSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe16/01/1990LeighSigned
Harry Cohen16/01/1990LeytonSigned
David Hinchliffe16/01/1990WakefieldSigned
Peter Pike16/01/1990BurnleySigned
Jimmy Hood17/01/1990ClydesdaleSigned
Mike Watson17/01/1990Glasgow CentralSigned
Kevin Barron17/01/1990Rother ValleySigned
George Galloway17/01/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
Norman Hogg17/01/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Martin Redmond17/01/1990Don ValleySigned
Tony Lloyd17/01/1990StretfordSigned
Chris Smith18/01/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Andrew Faulds18/01/1990Warley EastSigned
Ron Davies19/01/1990CaerphillySigned
Norman Godman19/01/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Gareth Wardell22/01/1990GowerSigned
Joan Ruddock22/01/1990Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Eric Illsley23/01/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Richard Caborn23/01/1990Sheffield CentralSigned
Jack Thompson23/01/1990WansbeckSigned
Audrey Wise23/01/1990PrestonSigned
Allan Rogers25/01/1990RhonddaSigned
Max Madden29/01/1990Bradford WestSigned
Doug Hoyle29/01/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Martyn Jones31/01/1990Clwyd South WestSigned

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