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Mersey Docks And Harbour Company & Port Of Liverpool Employment Practices

EDM number 1484 in 1994-95, proposed by Eddie Loyden on 18/10/1995.

That this House joins with Church leaders, local authorities, local media, Merseyside communities and the families of the dockworkers in condemning the sacking by port employers, including Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, of 500 dockworkers for failing to cross a picket line staffed by five Torside dockers who were sacked instantly in breach of their employment contract, following an unofficial dispute which arose following a minor incident; notes that the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company has placed advertisements in the local papers to recruit casual workers; further notes that this contradicts the assurances given by the Right honourable Member for Sutton Coldfield during the Second Reading Debate of the Dock Work Bill 1988-89 that 'Casual working has gone for good'; and believes that this dispute is engineered by the employers to facilitate the recruitment of casual labour and again reminds the Government that the honourable Member for Sutton Coldfield also said at the time that 'Those who seek to argue that the scheme (Dock Labour Scheme) should be preserved to prevent casualism should have no public credibility'. (Relevant registered interest declared).

This motion has been signed by a total of 75 MPs.

Eddie Loyden18/10/1995Liverpool, GarstonProposed
Max Madden18/10/1995Bradford WestSigned
Audrey Wise18/10/1995PrestonSigned
Joan Walley18/10/1995Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Keith Vaz18/10/1995Leicester EastSigned
Joe Benton18/10/1995BootleSigned
Tony Benn18/10/1995ChesterfieldSigned
Joe Ashton18/10/1995BassetlawSigned
Tommy Graham18/10/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Kenneth Eastham18/10/1995Manchester, BlackleySigned
Angela Eagle18/10/1995WallaseySigned
Jeremy Corbyn18/10/1995Islington NorthSigned
Harry Cohen18/10/1995LeytonSigned
Ronnie Campbell18/10/1995Blyth ValleySigned
James Callaghan18/10/1995Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Stan Orme18/10/1995Salford EastSigned
Edward O'Hara18/10/1995Knowsley SouthSigned
Colin Pickthall18/10/1995West LancashireSigned
Robert Parry18/10/1995Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Alan Simpson18/10/1995Nottingham SouthSigned
Dennis Skinner18/10/1995BolsoverSigned
Llew Smith18/10/1995Blaenau GwentSigned
George Howarth18/10/1995Knowsley NorthSigned
Roy Hughes18/10/1995Newport EastSigned
Robert Litherland18/10/1995Manchester CentralSigned
Ken Livingstone18/10/1995Brent EastSigned
Andrew MacKinlay18/10/1995ThurrockSigned
Alice Mahon18/10/1995HalifaxSigned
Bill Michie18/10/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Bill Olner18/10/1995NuneatonSigned
Barry Jones18/10/1995Alyn & DeesideSigned
Keith Bradley19/10/1995Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Malcolm Chisholm19/10/1995Edinburgh LeithSigned
Eric Clarke19/10/1995MidlothianSigned
Ann Clwyd19/10/1995Cynon ValleySigned
John Cummings19/10/1995EasingtonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe19/10/1995LeighSigned
Norman Godman19/10/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
David Marshall19/10/1995Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Irene Adams19/10/1995Paisley NorthSigned
Win Griffiths19/10/1995BridgendSigned
Tony Banks19/10/1995Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes19/10/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
James Wray19/10/1995Glasgow ProvanSigned
David Young19/10/1995Bolton South EastSigned
Chris Mullin19/10/1995Sunderland SouthSigned
Gordon Oakes19/10/1995HaltonSigned
Peter Pike19/10/1995BurnleySigned
Terry Patchett19/10/1995Barnsley EastSigned
Ernie Ross19/10/1995Dundee WestSigned
Lynne Jones19/10/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Terry Lewis19/10/1995WorsleySigned
John Marek19/10/1995WrexhamSigned
Michael Martin19/10/1995Glasgow, SpringburnSigned
John McAllion19/10/1995Dundee EastSigned
Thomas McAvoy19/10/1995Glasgow, RutherglenSigned
William McKelvey19/10/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Kevin McNamara19/10/1995Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
Alan Meale19/10/1995MansfieldSigned
Michael Connarty20/10/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Gordon Prentice23/10/1995PendleSigned
Janet Anderson23/10/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
John Heppell23/10/1995Nottingham EastSigned
Allan Rogers23/10/1995RhonddaSigned
Peter Hardy24/10/1995WentworthSigned
Piara S Khabra25/10/1995Ealing, SouthallSigned
Eric Martlew25/10/1995CarlisleSigned
Diane Abbott25/10/1995Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
John Gunnell25/10/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
Gerry Bermingham25/10/1995St Helens SouthSigned
Clive Betts25/10/1995Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Robert Wareing25/10/1995Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Doug Hoyle26/10/1995Warrington NorthSigned
Eric Illsley26/10/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Mike Hall26/10/1995Warrington SouthSigned

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