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Fast Food Workers' Organising Day

EDM number 451 in 2015-16, proposed by Dawn Butler on 15/09/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Companies, Employment, Food, Industrial relations and Pay.

That this House expresses its solidarity with the global campaign against low pay and poor working conditions faced by employees of the fast food giant McDonald's; notes that the majority of the company's workforce in the UK is employed on zero hours contracts, many on the minimum wage of £6.50 per hour or the shocking apprentice rate of £2.73 per hour; further notes that since around 75 per cent of McDonald's workers are under 25 they will receive no benefit from the Government's misnamed living wage commitments; celebrates the victory of trade unions in New Zealand who have secured from the company a commitment to ending zero hours contracts; welcomes the fast food workers' organising day being held at the TUC's Congress House on 16 September 2015; and calls on this highly profitable global multinational corporation to reduce the royalties and other payments it demands of its franchisees so that they can afford to give workers a significant increase in pay and end exploitative employment practices.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

Dawn Butler15/09/2015Proposed
Ian Lavery15/09/2015WansbeckLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens15/09/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Louise Haigh15/09/2015Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSeconded
Grahame Morris15/09/2015EasingtonLabourSeconded
Justin Madders15/09/2015Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins15/09/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Kate Osamor15/09/2015EdmontonLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Owen Thompson16/09/2015MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Michael Weir16/09/2015AngusScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell16/09/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Lady Hermon16/09/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Liz Saville Roberts16/09/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Jim Shannon16/09/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Dennis Skinner16/09/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Mary Glindon17/09/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
George Kerevan17/09/2015East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff14/10/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden16/10/2015Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Jo Stevens19/10/2015Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Liz McInnes19/10/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Martin Docherty19/10/2015West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Valerie Vaz19/10/2015Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas19/10/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Yasmin Qureshi02/11/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned

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