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EDM number 2233 in 2010-12, proposed by Jim Sheridan on 11/10/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Employment.

That this House notes that 43 workers at Sotheby's Auction House in New York were locked out of their place of work by their employer in July this year for refusing a new contract that would cut their hours, pay and pensions, as well as replace several experienced unionised handlers with temporary unskilled employees; commends these workers, who are mainly low-waged ethnic minority workers, for the honourable manner in which they have fought to get their jobs back and defend their membership of their union, the Teamsters, despite the intense hardshipthey and their families have been forced to endure; further notes that representatives of these workers have come to London to make their case to their employer on the day of the art auction at Sotheby's London, and that this art auction will see at least half a billion pounds pass through Sotheby's hands; condemns the contrast between the elite culture of Sotheby's and the poverty imposed on hard-working employees in order to boost Sotheby's profits; and calls on the Sotheby's board, which includes James Murdoch, to abandon its strategy of breaking unions in order to drive down the terms and conditions of low-waged workers who are trying to support their families.

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

Jim Sheridan11/10/2011Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourProposed
Jimmy Hood11/10/2011Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSeconded
Andrew Miller11/10/2011Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourSeconded
Mark Hendrick11/10/2011PrestonLabourSeconded
Tom Clarke11/10/2011Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Grahame Morris11/10/2011EasingtonLabourSeconded
Albert Owen11/10/2011Ynys MLabourSigned
Lisa Nandy11/10/2011WiganLabourSigned
Si11/10/2011Swansea EastLabourSigned
Mark Durkan11/10/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Dobbin11/10/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham11/10/2011Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne11/10/2011Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Dai Havard11/10/2011Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
Khalid Mahmood12/10/2011Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSigned
Mike Hancock12/10/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton12/10/2011GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell12/10/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner12/10/2011BolsoverLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins13/10/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell13/10/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn13/10/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn13/10/2011Newport WestLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd17/10/2011Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Alan Meale17/10/2011MansfieldLabourSigned
Jim McGovern17/10/2011Dundee WestLabourSigned
David Crausby18/10/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
David Anderson18/10/2011BlaydonLabourSigned
Ian Lavery18/10/2011WansbeckLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd19/10/2011Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Katy Clark19/10/2011North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned

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