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Bakers' Industrial Action Over Zero Hours Contracts

EDM number 461 in 2013-14, proposed by Lisa Nandy on 29/08/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Employment and Industrial relations.

That this House expresses grave concern over the rise in the number of UK workers employed on zero hours contracts and the growth of casualisation across the labour market; notes the serious and detrimental impact of zero hours contracts on many people who lack the ability to plan their lives or budget effectively; resolves to support workers at Hovis (Premier Foods) in Wigan who have rejected the employment of agency labour on zero hours contracts following recent redundancies and have been left with no choice other than to take industrial action over these concerns; believes that the company's failure to withdraw agency labour from the site sets a damaging precedent, undermines current terms and conditions, creates a two-tier workforce and leaves a poor legacy for subsequent generations of people who may be employed at Hovis in the future; further notes the outstanding messages of solidarity from members of the public; and urges the company to re-enter negotiations with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union to resolve this dispute fairly, amicably and in accordance with the strength of feeling among the workforce and the general public.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs.

Lisa Nandy29/08/2013WiganLabourProposed
John McDonnell29/08/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
David Crausby29/08/2013Bolton North EastLabourSeconded
Teresa Pearce29/08/2013Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSeconded
Ian Mearns29/08/2013GatesheadLabourSeconded
Grahame Morris29/08/2013EasingtonLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn29/08/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma29/08/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin02/09/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards03/09/2013Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Steve Rotheram03/09/2013Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Mark Durkan03/09/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alan Meale03/09/2013MansfieldLabourSigned
George Howarth03/09/2013KnowsleyLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn03/09/2013JarrowLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner03/09/2013BolsoverLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan03/09/2013Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Jim Shannon03/09/2013StrangfordDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins03/09/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie04/09/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alasdair McDonnell04/09/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Paul Murphy04/09/2013TorfaenLabourSigned
Paul Flynn04/09/2013Newport WestLabourSigned
Hywel Francis04/09/2013AberavonLabourSigned
Ian Lavery04/09/2013WansbeckLabourSigned
Martin Caton05/09/2013GowerLabourSigned
George Galloway05/09/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
Jim Cunningham06/09/2013Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne09/09/2013Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Chris Ruane10/09/2013Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman10/09/2013HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff10/09/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Mary Glindon10/09/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy11/09/2013GlenrothesLabourSigned
Mike Wood13/09/2013Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell08/10/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Hywel Williams15/10/2013ArfonPlaid CymruSigned

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