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Pay For Cleaners At The Ministry Of Justice

EDM number 1065 in 2017-19, proposed by Roger Godsiff on 13/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Central government, Industrial relations, Pay and Service industries.

That this House notes with great concern that cleaners employed at the Ministry of Justice in Whitehall by the contractor OCS Group receive the minimum wage of £7.50 per hour, and also suffer from inferior terms and conditions than those of their in-house counterparts regarding occupational leave and sick pay; further notes that the cleaners only receive Statutory Sick Pay, which provides £35.74 for the first week when an employee is off sick and £89.35 per week from there on, meaning that the cleaners are often forced to work when they are ill because of the fear of being evicted; notes that the cleaners are not afforded the dignity of separate rooms for men and women to change in; notes that the minimum wage of £7.50 is not a living wage, and that workers in London who receive below the London living wage of £10.20 per hour by definition are living in poverty; supports the cleaners' calls, made through their union United Voices of the World, for the London Living wage, contractual sick pay, equal annual leave entitlements to their in-house colleagues and separate changing rooms for men and women; calls on the Ministry of Justice to backdate the London Living Wage to 1 November 2017 and to confirm it will remain a Living Wage employer on 1 November 2018; and further calls on OCS to recognise and negotiate with the cleaners' trade union.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Roger Godsiff13/03/2018Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourProposed
Ronnie Campbell14/03/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins14/03/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts14/03/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Jim Cunningham14/03/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Hugh Gaffney14/03/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Catherine West15/03/2018Hornsey and Wood GreenLabourSigned
Ben Lake15/03/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Mary Glindon15/03/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Edward Davey16/03/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Linden19/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon19/03/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Chris Stephens19/03/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas20/03/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Mike Hill20/03/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer21/03/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle22/03/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
David Crausby16/05/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Tim Farron21/05/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Wera Hobhouse22/05/2018BathLiberal DemocratSigned

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