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Betfred Staff Compensation

EDM number 1409 in 2008-09, proposed by Hywel Francis on 30/04/2009.
Categorised under the topics of Employment and Gambling.

That this House notes Betfred's notification to its staff that it plans to remove overtime premium pay for Sundays and bank holidays as well as general overtime; further notes the poor compensation package offered to Betfred staff, which leaves them out of pocket in year one and all remaining years; further notes Betfred's recent announcement of £13.2 million in profit, its recent acquisition of a further 23 betting shops and its recent £4 million sponsorship of the World Snooker Championship; believes that wider economic challenges should not be a pretext or excuse to cut terms and conditions, especially in industries where profit continues to be made; understands that Betfred is issuing termination of contract notifications to those not accepting the compensation package; commends the work of Community - the union for life in its work to stand up for betting shop workers; and calls on Betfred to re-think its proposals, engage in meaningful consultation with its staff and their union representatives and refrain from cuts to terms and conditions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

Hywel Francis30/04/2009AberavonLabourProposed
Joan Ryan30/04/2009Enfield NorthLabourSeconded
Ian Cawsey30/04/2009Brigg and GooleLabourSeconded
John Mann30/04/2009BassetlawLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock05/05/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew Dismore05/05/2009HendonLabourSeconded
Bob Spink05/05/2009Castle PointIndependentSigned
Lynne Jones05/05/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Martin Caton05/05/2009GowerLabourSigned
Ann Cryer05/05/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
John Cummings05/05/2009EasingtonLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley05/05/2009Worthing WestConservativeSigned
David Drew06/05/2009StroudLabourSigned
Rudi Vis06/05/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
David Cairns06/05/2009InverclydeLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins06/05/2009TamworthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell06/05/2009Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins07/05/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Janet Dean07/05/2009BurtonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn07/05/2009Newport WestLabourSigned
John Hemming07/05/2009Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech07/05/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden08/05/2009Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty08/05/2009Calder ValleyLabourSigned
David Anderson11/05/2009BlaydonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn12/05/2009Islington NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell14/05/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jim Devine14/05/2009LivingstonLabourSigned
Eric Illsley01/06/2009Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Bill Etherington01/06/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner11/06/2009BolsoverLabourSigned

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