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Gabriel Communications Ltd

EDM number 1631 in 1997-98, proposed by Paul Goggins on 29/07/1998.

That this House notes with grave concern the decision of Manchester-based Gabriel Communications Ltd., which publishes The Universe and The Catholic Times, to axe 14 jobs, forcing 30 existing staff to apply for 16 new posts; affirms the view expressed by the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales in the document The Common Good that all workers have a right to trade union recognition; condemns the company's refusal to recognise the NUJ chapel; and calls on Gabriel Communications Ltd. to lift the threat to jobs immediately and consult meaningfully with the workforce to avoid the redundancies.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

Paul Goggins29/07/1998Wythenshawe & Sale EastLabourProposed
Colin Pickthall29/07/1998West LancashireLabourSigned
Phil Woolas29/07/1998Oldham East & SaddleworthLabourSigned
Derek Twigg29/07/1998HaltonLabourSigned
Ian Stewart29/07/1998EcclesLabourSigned
Joe Benton29/07/1998BootleLabourSigned
Patrick Hall29/07/1998BedfordLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin29/07/1998Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Colin Burgon29/07/1998ElmetLabourSigned
Bill O'Brien29/07/1998NormantonLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara29/07/1998Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman29/07/1998Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Helen Jones29/07/1998Warrington NorthLabourSigned
Brian Iddon29/07/1998Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice29/07/1998PendleLabourSigned
Peter Pike29/07/1998BurnleyLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner30/07/1998BolsoverLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar30/07/1998Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Bill Michie30/07/1998Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
David Borrow30/07/1998South RibbleLabourSigned
Maria Eagle31/07/1998Liverpool, GarstonLabourSigned
Bill Etherington31/07/1998Sunderland NorthLabourSigned

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