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Trade Union Recognition And The Oil Industry

EDM number 2180 in 1992-93, proposed by Eric Martlew on 17/06/1993.

That this House condemns, without reservation, the concerted attempt by oil companies to de-unionise and remove individuals' rights of freedom of association in the oil industry; deplores the use by oil companies, particularly Shell oil manufacture and distribution, Esso and BP of a carbon copy approach to remove union negotiating rights from their workforce; is forced to conclude that there has been and continues to be, collusion within the industry to achieve a union-free environment; notes that this has been confirmed by Shell Oil who recently announced its intention to make 100 of its employees redundant at its Shell Haven refinery and to terminate all agreements with all trade unions, replacing them with individual contracts despite having been offered the opportunity to open up negotiations with the TGWU in January of this year to eliminate false demarcations; and further notes that the companies have been assisted in this matter by the torrent of anti-trade union legislation over the last 14 years and will be further assisted in this matter by the recent amendment to the Trade Union Reform Bill, which is not only an abuse of parliamentary power but also assists companies in their abuse of corporate power to the detriment of working people's rights to freedom of association.

This motion has been signed by a total of 86 MPs.

Eric Martlew17/06/1993CarlisleProposed
Max Madden17/06/1993Bradford WestSigned
David Young17/06/1993Bolton South EastSigned
Gavin Strang17/06/1993Edinburgh EastSigned
George Stevenson17/06/1993Stoke-on-Trent SouthSigned
Gerry Steinberg17/06/1993Durham, City ofSigned
Clive Betts17/06/1993Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Tony Banks17/06/1993Newham North WestSigned
George Galloway17/06/1993Glasgow HillheadSigned
Maria Fyfe17/06/1993Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Richard Burden17/06/1993Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Gordon Oakes17/06/1993HaltonSigned
Paul Murphy17/06/1993TorfaenSigned
Rhodri Morgan17/06/1993Cardiff WestSigned
Ian McCartney17/06/1993MakerfieldSigned
Robert Parry17/06/1993Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Joyce Quin17/06/1993Gateshead EastSigned
Roy Hughes17/06/1993Newport EastSigned
Barry Jones17/06/1993Alyn & DeesideSigned
Martyn Jones17/06/1993Clwyd South WestSigned
Tessa Jowell17/06/1993DulwichSigned
Terry Lewis17/06/1993WorsleySigned
Eddie Loyden17/06/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Andrew MacKinlay17/06/1993ThurrockSigned
David Marshall17/06/1993Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Kevin McNamara17/06/1993Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
Dennis Skinner18/06/1993BolsoverSigned
Ken Livingstone18/06/1993Brent EastSigned
Harry Barnes18/06/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Worthington21/06/1993Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
Mike Watson21/06/1993Glasgow CentralSigned
Janet Anderson21/06/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
John Evans21/06/1993St Helens NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie21/06/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
Terry Davis21/06/1993Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe21/06/1993LeighSigned
Tom Cox21/06/1993TootingSigned
Robin Corbett21/06/1993Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Michael Connarty21/06/1993Falkirk EastSigned
Ronnie Campbell21/06/1993Blyth ValleySigned
Lynne Jones21/06/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Peter Hardy21/06/1993WentworthSigned
Peter Pike21/06/1993BurnleySigned
Bob Cryer21/06/1993Bradford SouthSigned
David Clelland22/06/1993Tyne BridgeSigned
Peter Hain22/06/1993NeathSigned
Nick Ainger22/06/1993PembrokeSigned
Andrew Faulds22/06/1993Warley EastSigned
Jim Dowd22/06/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Ian Davidson22/06/1993Glasgow, GovanSigned
Keith Bradley22/06/1993Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Alan Milburn22/06/1993DarlingtonSigned
Nigel Jones22/06/1993CheltenhamSigned
Adam Ingram22/06/1993East KilbrideSigned
Clive Soley22/06/1993HammersmithSigned
Terry Patchett22/06/1993Barnsley EastSigned
Edward O'Hara23/06/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Jim Wallace23/06/1993Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Dennis Turner23/06/1993Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jack Thompson23/06/1993WansbeckSigned
Mike Hall23/06/1993Warrington SouthSigned
John Gunnell23/06/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Win Griffiths23/06/1993BridgendSigned
Norman Godman23/06/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Michael Clapham23/06/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Andrew Miller23/06/1993Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
John McAllion23/06/1993Dundee EastSigned
Robert Litherland23/06/1993Manchester CentralSigned
Robert Hughes23/06/1993Aberdeen NorthSigned
Bridget Prentice23/06/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Angela Eagle23/06/1993WallaseySigned
Derek Enright24/06/1993HemsworthSigned
Paul Flynn24/06/1993Newport WestSigned
Jamie Cann24/06/1993IpswichSigned
Bill Michie24/06/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Eric Illsley24/06/1993Barnsley CentralSigned
John Hutton24/06/1993Barrow & FurnessSigned
Neil Kinnock28/06/1993IslwynSigned
John Denham28/06/1993Southampton, ItchenSigned
John Reid29/06/1993Motherwell NorthSigned
George Howarth01/07/1993Knowsley NorthSigned
Bill Etherington01/07/1993Sunderland NorthSigned
Alex Carlile05/07/1993MontgomerySigned
Roger Godsiff05/07/1993Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Brian Wilson06/07/1993Cunninghame NorthSigned
Audrey Wise22/07/1993PrestonSigned

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