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Strike By Refuse Workers And Conduct Of Leeds City Council

EDM number 2007 in 2008-09, proposed by Colin Burgon on 12/10/2009.
Categorised under the topics of Industrial relations and Local government.

That this House congratulates all those refuse workers, members of the GMB and Unison, at Leeds City Council who have been solidly on strike since 7th September; recognises that their action is fully justified in the face of the Liberal Democrat-Conservative coalitions determination to reduce wages in some cases by up to one third prior to privatisation of the service; notes that the public of Leeds have been overwhelmingly supportive of the men and women who carry out their work efficiently in all kinds of weather; calls on the current leader of the council, Liberal Democrat Councillor Richard Brett, to acknowledge his aggressive approach to the refuse workers has proved counter-productive; and further calls for a settlement to the dispute which acknowledges the justice, fairness and dignity of the refuse workers' case.

This motion has been signed by a total of 43 MPs.

Colin Burgon12/10/2009ElmetLabourProposed
Dennis Skinner12/10/2009BolsoverLabourSeconded
Paul Truswell12/10/2009PudseyLabourSeconded
Marsha Singh12/10/2009Bradford WestLabourSeconded
Linda Riordan12/10/2009HalifaxLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins12/10/2009Luton NorthLabourSeconded
John McDonnell12/10/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
John Battle12/10/2009Leeds WestLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell13/10/2009Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Robert Wareing13/10/2009Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Graham Stringer13/10/2009Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore13/10/2009HendonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn13/10/2009Islington NorthLabourSigned
Colin Challen13/10/2009Morley and RothwellLabourSigned
Martin Caton13/10/2009GowerLabourSigned
Lynne Jones13/10/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle13/10/2009ChorleyLabourSigned
Desmond Turner14/10/2009Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Rudi Vis14/10/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Paul Flynn14/10/2009Newport WestLabourSigned
David Heyes14/10/2009Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Alan Simpson14/10/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin14/10/2009Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
David Drew15/10/2009StroudLabourSigned
David Anderson15/10/2009BlaydonLabourSigned
Martyn Jones16/10/2009Clwyd SouthLabourSigned
John Cummings16/10/2009EasingtonLabourSigned
Andy Slaughter19/10/2009Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's BushLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff19/10/2009Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard19/10/2009WalthamstowLabourSigned
Ann Cryer19/10/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Michael Clapham19/10/2009Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
David Winnick20/10/2009Walsall NorthLabourSigned
Denis Murphy21/10/2009WansbeckLabourSigned
Katy Clark21/10/2009North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Bill Etherington22/10/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
David Hamilton22/10/2009MidlothianLabourSigned
Gwyn Prosser26/10/2009DoverLabourSigned
George Galloway26/10/2009Bethnal Green and BowRespectSigned
Jim McGovern26/10/2009Dundee WestLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins27/10/2009TamworthLabourSigned
Fabian Hamilton04/11/2009Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Eric Illsley05/11/2009Barnsley CentralLabourSigned

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