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Short-Notice Shift Cancellation In Fast Food Industry

EDM number 786 in 2015-16, proposed by Dawn Butler on 30/11/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Employment, Industrial relations and Service industries.

That this House is deeply concerned that a recent survey of popular restaurant chains who collectively operate over 9,000 outlets nationwide found that only a quarter of such employers ruled out cancelling shifts without notice; notes that this practice, known as shift-shafting, can lead to employees arriving at work only to be told they are not needed, or being sent home before even earning enough to cover their travel expenses; commends the good practice of employers such as Eat which offers to redeploy staff onto alternative duties during quiet periods; believes that nobody should leave for work and come home out-of-pocket, but this is happening across the country and yet this is currently completely legal; regrets that some of the chains also use zero hours contracts, or offer very low weekly contracted hours, making the situation even worse; and therefore, in the absence of a voluntary industry-wide agreement, calls on the Government to legislate to end this exploitation of low paid workers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

Dawn Butler30/11/2015Proposed
Ian Mearns30/11/2015GatesheadLabourSeconded
Margaret Ritchie30/11/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Kelvin Hopkins30/11/2015Luton NorthLabourSeconded
David Anderson30/11/2015BlaydonLabourSeconded
Jo Stevens30/11/2015Cardiff CentralLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan30/11/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Peter Bottomley30/11/2015Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Jim Cunningham30/11/2015Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Jim Shannon01/12/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Martyn Day01/12/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Keith Vaz01/12/2015Leicester EastLabourSigned
Alan Meale01/12/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Ian Blackford01/12/2015Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law01/12/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
John McNally02/12/2015FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Mary Glindon02/12/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
George Kerevan02/12/2015East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Dennis Skinner03/12/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Chris Stephens03/12/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Nick Thomas-Symonds04/12/2015TorfaenLabourSigned
Ronnie Cowan07/12/2015InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Kinnock08/12/2015AberavonLabourSigned
George Howarth08/12/2015KnowsleyLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell09/12/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Paul Flynn09/12/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss10/12/2015Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Chris Matheson10/12/2015City of ChesterLabourSigned
Paul Monaghan10/12/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Gordon Marsden15/12/2015Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi11/01/2016Bolton South EastLabourSigned
David Crausby27/04/2016Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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