Early day motion 831

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HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN MEXICO

That this House notes, on the occasion of the State Visit to the UK of the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, that continued violations of internationally accepted labour rights take place on a daily basis in Mexico, many of which have been carried out in an attempt to crush the National Miners' and Metalworkers' Union of Mexico (SNTMMSRM); further notes that the US State Department's 2012 Human Rights Report concluded that the Mexican government did not consistently protect workers' rights in practice; condemns the continued use of protection contracts in which many thousands of workers are governed by illegitimate collective agreements that they have never ratified, were never consulted on and in many cases have never seen; further condemns arbitrary denials of trade union recognition, limitations on the right to strike, and serious health and safety problems in the mining and petroleum industries; believes the existence of free and independent trade unions is essential to the functioning of any democracy; and therefore calls on the Government to make representations to the Mexican government to carry out fundamental reforms to ensure that Mexican labour law respects and enforces international standards; and following the complete exoneration of SNTMMSRM General Secretary, Napoleon Gomez Urrutia, of all allegations against him, that the government of Mexico will guarantee his freedom, safety and wellbeing when he decides to return to Mexico.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 04.03.2015
Benton, Joe Labour Party Bootle 03.03.2015
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 04.03.2015
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 04.03.2015
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 25.03.2015
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 17.03.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 03.03.2015
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 04.03.2015
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 03.03.2015
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 03.03.2015
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 11.03.2015
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 06.03.2015
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 04.03.2015
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 10.03.2015
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 12.03.2015
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 05.03.2015
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 04.03.2015
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 03.03.2015
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 11.03.2015
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 05.03.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 03.03.2015
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 17.03.2015
McInnes, Liz Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 04.03.2015
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 05.03.2015
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 04.03.2015
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 03.03.2015
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 04.03.2015
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 04.03.2015
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 05.03.2015
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 09.03.2015
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 03.03.2015
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 04.03.2015
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 16.03.2015
Williamson, Chris Labour Party Derby North 18.03.2015
Winnick, David Labour Party Walsall North 03.03.2015