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Dispute Involving Contract Cleaning And Maintenance (London) Ltd

EDM number 793 in 2014-15, proposed by John McDonnell on 11/02/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Industrial relations and Service industries.

That this House condemns in the strongest possible terms the employment practices of the cleaning contractor employed by Sotheby's London branch, Contract Cleaning and Maintenance (London) Ltd (CCML), towards the cleaners and porters who are members of the trade union United Voices of the World (UVW) who have issued a notice of a formal trade dispute; is appalled at CCML's poor employment practices, which include the unwarranted suspension of a porter following a grievance he made about poor treatment, the refusal to stop using certain chemicals which leave cleaners with breathing difficulties, chest pains and rashes, the unwarranted deduction of wages and working hours, overworking and shouting at porters and cleaners, reprimanding a porter for using the toilet outside his official break time, threatening a cleaner with suspension for not being clean shaven, a refusal to discipline aggressive managers, a refusal to pay contractual sick pay instead of statutory sick pay, so as to relieve the cleaners and porters of the choice between working sick, or not working, and therefore falling behind on their rent or risk facing eviction, and a refusal of CCML to backdate the current London Living Wage to 1 November 2014; supports the demands of CCML employees for dignity and respect at work and for the London Living Wage to be backdated; calls on CCML to work to resolve this dispute; and urges Sotheby's to bring pressure to bear on CCML in resolving the dispute as a matter of urgency.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

John McDonnell11/02/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Jeremy Corbyn11/02/2015Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Roger Godsiff11/02/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins11/02/2015Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Austin Mitchell11/02/2015Great GrimsbyLabourSeconded
Dennis Skinner12/02/2015BolsoverLabourSeconded
Diane Abbott12/02/2015Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma23/02/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Mike Hancock23/02/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale23/02/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Jim McGovern23/02/2015Dundee WestLabourSigned
Joe Benton23/02/2015BootleLabourSigned
Lady Hermon23/02/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Martin Caton24/02/2015GowerLabourSigned
Grahame Morris24/02/2015EasingtonLabourSigned
David Anderson24/02/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn24/02/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Liz McInnes25/02/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell25/02/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd25/02/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Ian Lavery25/02/2015WansbeckLabourSigned
Tony Cunningham05/03/2015WorkingtonLabourSigned
George Galloway06/03/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned
George Mudie18/03/2015Leeds EastLabourSigned

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