Early day motion 744

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SICK PAY FOR CONTRACTED STAFF IN PARLIAMENT

That this House expresses concern over the terms of employment for contracted staff employed in Parliament by Servest, and other contractors, who are paid the London living wage but do not receive sick pay; notes that these employees do physically demanding jobs, such as cleaning, which are essential to the functioning of the House; further notes that the contract forces staff to choose between coming into work when they are injured or unwell, and losing pay; expresses further concern that people are forced to choose between taking time off when necessary to protect their health, and providing food for their families; notes that if each of the 26 staff employed by Servest in Parliament were to have three paid sick days per year, the cost would be less than £6,000; believes that staff should not be financially penalised for illness, especially when they are on low wages; observes that, if staff on the living wage do not receive full sick pay and holiday pay, their overall wages over the course of a year will fall below the living wage, and below the level needed to survive without being in poverty; further believes that the House has the obligation to uphold the highest possible employment standards; applauds the House authorities' decision to pay all contracted staff the living wage; and urges it to ensure that all contracted staff receive full sick pay and holiday pay.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 20.12.2016
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 30.11.2016
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 19.12.2016
Cherry, Joanna Scottish National Party Edinburgh South West 09.01.2017
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 14.12.2016
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 07.12.2016
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 02.12.2016
Ferrier, Margaret Scottish National Party Rutherglen and Hamilton West 16.12.2016
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 02.03.2017
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 30.11.2016
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 19.12.2016
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 30.11.2016
Kinahan, Danny Ulster Unionist Party South Antrim 13.12.2016
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 07.12.2016
McGarry, Natalie INDEPENDENT Glasgow East 02.12.2016
McLaughlin, Anne Scottish National Party Glasgow North East 05.12.2016
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 06.12.2016
Nicolson, John Scottish National Party East Dunbartonshire 19.12.2016
Salmond, Alex Scottish National Party Gordon 16.12.2016
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 01.12.2016
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 01.12.2016
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 01.12.2016
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 30.11.2016
Thompson, Owen Scottish National Party Midlothian 09.01.2017
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 15.12.2016
Winnick, David Labour Party Walsall North 07.12.2016