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Transfer Of National Gallery Staff To The Private Sector

EDM number 796 in 2014-15, proposed by Valerie Vaz on 11/02/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Employment, Industrial relations, Museums and galleries and Pay.

That this House condemns the decision by the National Gallery to transfer 400 of its 600 staff to the private sector; notes that these staff are responsible for the security of the paintings and the public and provide information about the collection to the Gallery's millions of visitors each year; is concerned that the National Gallery is the only major museum or gallery that does not pay the London Living wage; further notes that over 40,000 people have signed a petition that demands that the National Gallery remains a public service and the privatisation should be halted; calls on the Government to intervene in the case of Candy Udwin, who has been suspended for allegedly breaching commercial confidentiality for drafting a question for the Public Commercial Services Union to ask about the cost of a private company, CIS, which has been brought in temporarily to take over the services of a third of the staff while negotiating at ACAS; further calls on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to review the running of the Gallery; and further calls on the Government to ensure that funding is in place so valuable skills, knowledge, experience and dedication of the current staff of the National Gallery are not lost.

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

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Valerie Vaz11/02/2015Walsall SouthLabourProposed
Ian Lavery11/02/2015WansbeckLabourSeconded
Chris Williamson11/02/2015Derby NorthLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins11/02/2015Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Virendra Sharma11/02/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon12/02/2015StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn12/02/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Diane Abbott12/02/2015Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner12/02/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Liz McInnes12/02/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
John McDonnell12/02/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock23/02/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale23/02/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Kate Hoey23/02/2015VauxhallLabourSigned
Jim McGovern23/02/2015Dundee WestLabourSigned
David Crausby23/02/2015Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi23/02/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Albert Owen24/02/2015Ynys MLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn24/02/2015JarrowLabourSigned
Paul Flynn24/02/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
David Anderson24/02/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Martin Caton24/02/2015GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell25/02/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff25/02/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz03/03/2015Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
John Cryer03/03/2015Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas03/03/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Lady Hermon04/03/2015North DownIndependentSigned
George Galloway06/03/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned
Katy Clark09/03/2015North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Andrew George09/03/2015St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech11/03/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
George Howarth17/03/2015KnowsleyLabourSigned
Roger Williams17/03/2015Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Ruddock25/03/2015Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman25/03/2015HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Mark Williams25/03/2015CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned

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