Early day motion 793

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That this House condemns in the strongest possible terms the employment practices of the cleaning contractor employed by Sotheby's London branch, Contract Cleaning and Maintenance (London) Ltd (CCML), towards the cleaners and porters who are members of the trade union United Voices of the World (UVW) who have issued a notice of a formal trade dispute; is appalled at CCML's poor employment practices, which include the unwarranted suspension of a porter following a grievance he made about poor treatment, the refusal to stop using certain chemicals which leave cleaners with breathing difficulties, chest pains and rashes, the unwarranted deduction of wages and working hours, overworking and shouting at porters and cleaners, reprimanding a porter for using the toilet outside his official break time, threatening a cleaner with suspension for not being clean shaven, a refusal to discipline aggressive managers, a refusal to pay contractual sick pay instead of statutory sick pay, so as to relieve the cleaners and porters of the choice between working sick, or not working, and therefore falling behind on their rent or risk facing eviction, and a refusal of CCML to backdate the current London Living Wage to 1 November 2014; supports the demands of CCML employees for dignity and respect at work and for the London Living Wage to be backdated; calls on CCML to work to resolve this dispute; and urges Sotheby's to bring pressure to bear on CCML in resolving the dispute as a matter of urgency.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 12.02.2015
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 24.02.2015
Benton, Joe Labour Party Bootle 23.02.2015
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 25.02.2015
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 24.02.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 11.02.2015
Cunningham, Tony Labour Party Workington 05.03.2015
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 24.02.2015
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 06.03.2015
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 11.02.2015
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 23.02.2015
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 23.02.2015
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 11.02.2015
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 25.02.2015
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 25.02.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 11.02.2015
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 23.02.2015
McInnes, Liz Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 25.02.2015
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 23.02.2015
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 11.02.2015
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 24.02.2015
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 18.03.2015
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 23.02.2015
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 12.02.2015