Early day motion 309

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TREATMENT OF LOW-PAID EMPLOYEES BY SOTHEBY'S

That this House condemns in the strongest possible terms the employment practices of Sotheby's and its cleaning contractor Servest, concerning cleaners and porters who are members of the trade union United Voices of the World (UVW); is appalled that Sotheby's and Servest consider peaceful protest to be an act of misconduct; further condemns Sotheby's decision to ban from the site cleaners and porters who took part in a lawful, peaceful protest to call for a real Living Wage, contractual sick pay and an end to trade union victimisation; calls on Sotheby's to backdate the London Living Wage to 1 November 2014 and confirm it will remain a Living Wage employer on 1 November 2015; further calls on Sotheby's to provide contractual sick pay rather than Statutory Sick Pay, which only provides £35 for the first week when an employee is off sick and £88.45 per week from there on, which means that the cleaners and porters are constrained to work when sick or to allow their families to go hungry; believes that it is disgraceful for such a wealthy company dealing in luxury goods to pay poverty wages to essential workers; and calls on Sotheby's to reinstate the cleaners and porters who have been banned from the site for exercising their right to protest lawfully and peacefully and to pay all staff the London Living Wage.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 15.07.2015
Black, Mhairi Scottish National Party Paisley and Renfrewshire South 21.07.2015
Blackford, Ian Scottish National Party Ross Skye and Lochaber 08.09.2015
Brock, Deidre Scottish National Party Edinburgh North and Leith 16.07.2015
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 20.07.2015
Burgon, Richard Labour Party Leeds East 15.07.2015
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 15.07.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 20.07.2015
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 16.07.2015
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 15.07.2015
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 20.07.2015
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 16.07.2015
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 14.07.2015
Goodman, Helen Labour Party Bishop Auckland 07.09.2015
Grady, Patrick Scottish National Party Glasgow North 21.07.2015
Grant, Peter Scottish National Party Glenrothes 08.09.2015
Gray, Neil Scottish National Party Airdrie and Shotts 21.07.2015
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 07.09.2015
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 16.07.2015
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 15.07.2015
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 16.07.2015
Lewis, Clive Labour Party Norwich South 17.09.2015
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 21.07.2015
Maskell, Rachael Labour Party York Central 07.09.2015
McDonald, Stewart Scottish National Party Glasgow South 16.07.2015
McDonald, Stuart Scottish National Party Cumbernauld Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 20.07.2015
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 08.09.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 16.07.2015
McGarry, Natalie Scottish National Party Glasgow East 20.07.2015
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 20.07.2015
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 15.07.2015
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 15.07.2015
Mullin, Roger Scottish National Party Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 07.09.2015
Rayner, Angela Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 20.07.2015
Salmond, Alex Scottish National Party Gordon 15.07.2015
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 16.07.2015
Sherriff, Paula Labour Party Dewsbury 20.07.2015
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 20.07.2015
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 16.07.2015
Thompson, Owen Scottish National Party Midlothian 21.07.2015
Thomson, Michelle Scottish National Party Edinburgh West 16.07.2015
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 20.07.2015