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Co-Steel Sheerness

EDM number 97 in 1996-97, proposed by DN Campbell-Savours on 30/10/1996.

That this House notes that, in March 1992, Co-Steel Sheerness, in the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, through a campaign of threats and intimidation, derecognised freely and democractically chosen trade unions and withdrew the right to collective bargaining; notes that over 78 per cent. of ISTC members voted for collective bargaining and union recognition; supports the joint ISTC/AEEU campaign for trade union recognition at the plant; notes that Co-Steel's Personnel Director, Hugh Billot, revealed that five per cent. to six per cent. of employees who resisted the changes were `terminated'; notes that acc ess to company premises was denied to trade unions and that these blatant anti-union activities by Canadian owned Co-Steel led to protests at the company's headquarters by the United Steelworkers of America; notes the recommendation in June of the United Nations International Labour Organisation that the United Kingdom Government should launch an immediate inquiry into the activities of Co-Steel and that section 13 of the Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993 should be amended to provide a defence in British law against anti-union discrimination so that it ensures workers' organisations adequate protection from acts of interference on the part of the employer and so that it does not result in fact in the discouragement of collective bargaining; calls for an immediate and specific Government response in line with Britain's ratification of ILO Conventions 87 and 98 and international obligations to protect human rights; and further advises those touting suchoutmoded and shortsighted management philosophies to stay away from the productive and forward looking steel plant in Workington.

This motion has been signed by a total of 106 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Dale Campbell-Savours30/10/1996WorkingtonProposed
Colin Pickthall31/10/1996West LancashireSigned
Peter Pike31/10/1996BurnleySigned
Greg Pope31/10/1996HyndburnSigned
Gordon Prentice31/10/1996PendleSigned
Barry Jones31/10/1996Alyn & DeesideSigned
Bill Michie31/10/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
John Evans31/10/1996St Helens NorthSigned
Neil Gerrard31/10/1996WalthamstowSigned
Harry Barnes31/10/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Don Touhig31/10/1996IslwynSigned
Nigel Jones04/11/1996CheltenhamSigned
Michael Clapham05/11/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Michael Connarty05/11/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Ian Davidson05/11/1996Glasgow, GovanSigned
Paul Flynn05/11/1996Newport WestSigned
John Heppell06/11/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Mike Hall06/11/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Dennis Turner06/11/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
John Spellar07/11/1996Warley WestSigned
Martyn Jones07/11/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Eddie Loyden11/11/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
David Clelland11/11/1996Tyne BridgeSigned
Denis MacShane20/11/1996RotherhamSigned
Terry Rooney21/11/1996Bradford NorthSigned
Alan Simpson26/11/1996Nottingham SouthSigned
Roy Hughes26/11/1996Newport EastSigned
Alice Mahon26/11/1996HalifaxSigned
Kevin McNamara26/11/1996Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
Elliot Morley26/11/1996Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Chris Mullin26/11/1996Sunderland SouthSigned
Keith Bradley26/11/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
James Callaghan26/11/1996Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Ann Clwyd26/11/1996Cynon ValleySigned
Harry Cohen26/11/1996LeytonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe26/11/1996LeighSigned
Kenneth Eastham26/11/1996Manchester, BlackleySigned
John Fraser26/11/1996NorwoodSigned
Diane Abbott26/11/1996Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Win Griffiths26/11/1996BridgendSigned
Clive Betts26/11/1996Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Jack Thompson26/11/1996WansbeckSigned
Alan Wynne Williams26/11/1996CarmarthenSigned
Ted Rowlands27/11/1996Merthyr Tydfil & RhymneySigned
Dennis Skinner27/11/1996BolsoverSigned
Llew Smith27/11/1996Blaenau GwentSigned
Thomas McAvoy27/11/1996Glasgow, RutherglenSigned
Bill Olner27/11/1996NuneatonSigned
Brian H Donohoe27/11/1996Cunninghame SouthSigned
Joe Benton27/11/1996BootleSigned
Peter Snape28/11/1996West Bromwich EastSigned
Nick Harvey28/11/1996North DevonSigned
Piara S Khabra28/11/1996Ealing, SouthallSigned
Bill O'Brien28/11/1996NormantonSigned
David Winnick28/11/1996Walsall NorthSigned
Doug Hoyle29/11/1996Warrington NorthSigned
Tom Pendry02/12/1996Stalybridge & HydeSigned
Stuart Randall02/12/1996Kingston upon Hull WestSigned
Ernie Ross02/12/1996Dundee WestSigned
Peter Hardy02/12/1996WentworthSigned
George Howarth02/12/1996Knowsley NorthSigned
Robert Hughes02/12/1996Aberdeen NorthSigned
Helen Jackson02/12/1996Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Calum MacDonald02/12/1996Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
William McKelvey02/12/1996Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Martin O'Neill02/12/1996ClackmannanSigned
Stan Orme02/12/1996Salford EastSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody02/12/1996Crewe & NantwichSigned
Kevin Barron02/12/1996Rother ValleySigned
Allan Rogers03/12/1996RhonddaSigned
Clive Soley03/12/1996HammersmithSigned
Gerald Kaufman03/12/1996Manchester, GortonSigned
John Marek03/12/1996WrexhamSigned
Donald Dixon03/12/1996JarrowSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe03/12/1996Bradford SouthSigned
Gareth Wardell03/12/1996GowerSigned
Alf Morris04/12/1996Manchester WythenshaweSigned
John Morris04/12/1996AberavonSigned
Llin Golding04/12/1996Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Alan Keen05/12/1996Feltham & HestonSigned
Joan Lestor05/12/1996EcclesSigned
Eric Martlew05/12/1996CarlisleSigned
Andrew Miller05/12/1996Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Jim Cunningham05/12/1996Coventry South EastSigned
Bill Etherington05/12/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Gerry Steinberg05/12/1996Durham, City ofSigned
Ken Livingstone06/12/1996Brent EastSigned
Nick Brown06/12/1996Newcastle upon Tyne EastSigned
Roger Godsiff06/12/1996Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Jon Trickett06/12/1996HemsworthSigned
Austin Mitchell09/12/1996Great GrimsbySigned
Ian McCartney10/12/1996MakerfieldSigned
Tony Worthington10/12/1996Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
Raymond Powell17/12/1996OgmoreSigned
Brian Sedgemore17/12/1996Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Nigel Spearing17/12/1996Newham SouthSigned
Kevin Hughes17/12/1996Doncaster NorthSigned
John Maxton17/12/1996Glasgow, CathcartSigned
John McAllion17/12/1996Dundee EastSigned
Ann Coffey17/12/1996StockportSigned
Mark Fisher17/12/1996Stoke-on-Trent CentralSigned
Robert Wareing17/12/1996Liverpool, West DerbySigned
James Wray17/12/1996Glasgow ProvanSigned
John McWilliam18/12/1996BlaydonSigned
Paul Murphy17/03/1997TorfaenSigned
Richard AlexanderUnknownWithdrawn

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