Early day motion 1143

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STRIKE AT LONDON FOREST TRAVEL

  • Session: 1990-91
  • Date tabled: 16.07.1991
  • Primary sponsor: Cohen, Harry
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    That this House notes that the current strike by the 1,300 men and women based at Ash Grove, Clapton, Leyton and Walthamstow garages is the first official indefinite strike in London of busmen and women for 33 years; notes that it has been provoked by the management of London Forest Travel who are trying to enforce new contracts, upon threat of redundancy, which would mean 20 per cent. longer working hours plus a 9. 5 per cent. cut in wages; notes that this would make the working week for many of the bus men and women in excess of 50 hours; further notes that this situation has been brought about by an unrealistic tender submission 25 per cent. below present costs, including pay and conditions, but that management are not taking any cut; and calls for this dispute to be swiftly sorted out, without any reduction in the bus men and women's pay and conditions, so that the buses can run again.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 16.07.1991
Banks, Tony Labour Party West Ham 17.07.1991
Barnes, Harry Labour Party North East Derbyshire 17.07.1991
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 18.07.1991
Cohen, Harry Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 16.07.1991
Cook, Frank Labour Party Stockton North 17.07.1991
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 17.07.1991
Cox, Tom Labour Party Tooting 18.07.1991
Davies, Ron Labour Party Caerphilly 18.07.1991
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 24.07.1991
McAllion, John Labour Party Dundee East 17.07.1991
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 17.07.1991
Michie, Bill Labour Party Sheffield Heeley 17.07.1991
Ross, Ernie Labour Party Dundee West 17.07.1991
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 17.07.1991