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Cleaners Employed On Eurostar

EDM number 2770 in 2010-12, proposed by Frank Dobson on 23/02/2012.

That this House supports members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union in their industrial dispute with Rentokil Initial; applauds cleaners at the Eurostar terminals at St. Pancras International, who help maintain the UK's status as a major tourist destination, particularly during this Olympic year; notes that staff employed by Rentokil Initial to do this important job, who have not had a pay rise for four years, currently earn 6.76 per hour and have rejected a miserly 13 pence per hour pay rise; regards such poverty wages for cleaning staff maintaining the plush Eurostar terminal as a national scandal; believes that cleaners across the capital should be paid the London living wage of 8.30 per hour; further notes that cleaners working for other contractors on the Eurostar terminal earn around 8 per hour; is alarmed by testimony that Rentokil Initial has contracted a recruitment company that is recruiting workers to break the union's strike action; and calls on the Government to intervene in this dispute to persuade the employer to attend Advisory, Concilliation and Arbitration Service talks to resolve this pay dispute and to stop exploiting vulnerable workers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Frank Dobson23/02/2012Holborn and St PancrasLabourProposed
Kelvin Hopkins23/02/2012Luton NorthLabourSeconded
John McDonnell23/02/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Ian Davidson23/02/2012Glasgow South WestLabourSeconded
Katy Clark23/02/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSeconded
Alex Cunningham23/02/2012Stockton NorthLabourSeconded
John Cryer23/02/2012Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Alan Meale27/02/2012MansfieldLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards27/02/2012Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Graham Stringer27/02/2012Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Mark Durkan27/02/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Dobbin27/02/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn27/02/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson27/02/2012Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner27/02/2012BolsoverLabourSigned
Martin Caton28/02/2012GowerLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley28/02/2012York CentralLabourSigned
Mike Hancock28/02/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Francis28/02/2012AberavonLabourSigned
David Crausby28/02/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd28/02/2012Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell29/02/2012Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Paul Murphy29/02/2012TorfaenLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell29/02/2012East LondonderryDUPSigned
Ronnie Campbell29/02/2012Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Linda Riordan29/02/2012HalifaxLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram29/02/2012Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Ian Mearns29/02/2012GatesheadLabourSigned
Lady Hermon01/03/2012North DownIndependentSigned
Caroline Lucas01/03/2012Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Mary Glindon01/03/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Paul Flynn06/03/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Jim McGovern13/03/2012Dundee WestLabourSigned

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