Early day motion 1046

INEOS AND TRADES UNIONS

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Total number of signatures: 101

Abbott, Diane Anderson, David Barron, Kevin Bayley, Hugh
Begg, Anne Benton, Joe Betts, Clive Blomfield, Paul
Campbell, Ronnie Caton, Martin Champion, Sarah Clark, Katy
Clarke, Tom Clwyd, Ann Connarty, Michael Cooper, Rosie
Corbyn, Jeremy Crausby, David Crockart, Mike Cryer, John
Cunningham, Jim Davidson, Ian Davies, Geraint Dobbin, Jim
Dobson, Frank Doran, Frank Durkan, Mark Edwards, Jonathan
Engel, Natascha Esterson, Bill Evans, Chris Field, Frank
Flynn, Paul Francis, Hywel Galloway, George Gapes, Mike
Gilmore, Sheila Glass, Pat Glindon, Mary Godsiff, Roger
Greatrex, Tom Hain, Peter Hamilton, Fabian Hancock, Mike
Harris, Tom Havard, Dai Hepburn, Stephen Hoey, Kate
Hood, Jim Hopkins, Kelvin Howarth, George Huppert, Julian
Jackson, Glenda Kennedy, Charles Lavery, Ian Lazarowicz, Mark
Llwyd, Elfyn Love, Andrew Lucas, Caroline MacNeil, Angus
Mann, John Marsden, Gordon McDonnell, Alasdair McDonnell, John
McGovern, Jim McKechin, Ann Meacher, Michael Mearns, Ian
Mitchell, Austin Morden, Jessica Morrice, Graeme Morris, Grahame M
Mudie, George O'Donnell, Fiona Osborne, Sandra Owen, Albert
Pearce, Teresa Reid, Alan Riordan, Linda Ritchie, Margaret
Robertson, John Robinson, Geoffrey Roy, Frank Roy, Lindsay
Ruddock, Joan Sharma, Virendra Sheridan, Jim Skinner, Dennis
Stringer, Graham Swales, Ian Vaz, Valerie Walley, Joan
Ward, David Watson, Tom Watts, Dave Weir, Mike
Williams, Roger Williamson, Chris Winnick, David Wood, Mike Roy
Wright, David

That this House expresses serious concern at the anti-trade union behaviour of INEOS at its petrochemical plant in Grangemouth where it has dismissed Mark Lyon, the UK Vice-President of Unite The Union for carrying out his responsibilities as the elected convener of Unite The Union at the Grangemouth complex; notes that INEOS refuses to accept the Unite shops stewards elected by the workforce to represent them and is acting against the International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work 1998, particularly ILO Convention 87 on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise 1948, and ILO Convention 98 on The Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining, 1949; further notes that INEOS is acting in contravention of the rights set out by the UK Government on the gov.uk website sections on Trade union membership: your employment rights and the role of your trade union rep; is concerned that INEOS is in line to receive £9 million in grants from the Scottish Government and has applied for loan guarantee fund support from the UK Government of £150 million; calls on the Government to make it clear to INEOS that actions in breach of ILO conventions and in contradiction of UK law on the rights of employees to be represented by a trade union and to take part in trade union activities is not acceptable in the UK in the 21st century; and further calls for the reinstatement of Mark Lyon and a negotiated settlement of points of difference between INEOS and trades unionists in its employment.