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School Of Oriental And African Studies Living Wage Campaign

EDM number 1685 in 2008-09, proposed by Jeremy Corbyn on 16/06/2009.
Categorised under the topics of Higher education and Industrial relations.

That this House supports the campaign, led by mainly migrant cleaners and supported by the University and College Union, Unison and the National Union of Students branches, fighting for the improved pay and conditions of School of Oriental and African Studies workers and against the victimisation of the Unison branch chair, Jose Bermudez Stalin, who was sacked earlier this year; notes with concern that after winning union recognition for cleaners working for the cleaning company ISS and on the same day as a protest calling for the reinstatement of Jose Bermudez Stalin on 12 June 2009, nine cleaners, one of whom is reported to be over six months pregnant, were taken away during a sudden immigration raid at the university; is extremely alarmed at reports that five of the nine individuals have already been deported and seeks urgent clarification of the wellbeing of all of the nine cleaners; condemns the practice of using immigration status as a means of attacking workers fighting for their rights and breaking union organisation; and reaffirms the principle of the right of all workers to a living wage and to be active within a free and independent trade union.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Jeremy Corbyn16/06/2009Islington NorthLabourProposed
John McDonnell16/06/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Lynne Jones16/06/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Martin Caton17/06/2009GowerLabourSeconded
Robert Wareing17/06/2009Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSeconded
Mark Durkan17/06/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Kelvin Hopkins17/06/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Diane Abbott17/06/2009Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock17/06/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor17/06/2009North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Dai Davies18/06/2009Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
David Drew18/06/2009StroudLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin18/06/2009Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
David Anderson22/06/2009BlaydonLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard22/06/2009WalthamstowLabourSigned
Andrew George22/06/2009St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
George Galloway22/06/2009Bethnal Green and BowRespectSigned
Ann Cryer22/06/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Michael Clapham23/06/2009Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore23/06/2009HendonLabourSigned
Katy Clark23/06/2009North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Rudi Vis01/07/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Linda Riordan01/07/2009HalifaxLabourSigned

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