Early day motion 1065

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PAY FOR CLEANERS AT THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

That this House notes with great concern that cleaners employed at the Ministry of Justice in Whitehall by the contractor OCS Group receive the minimum wage of £7.50 per hour, and also suffer from inferior terms and conditions than those of their in-house counterparts regarding occupational leave and sick pay; further notes that the cleaners only receive Statutory Sick Pay, which provides £35.74 for the first week when an employee is off sick and £89.35 per week from there on, meaning that the cleaners are often forced to work when they are ill because of the fear of being evicted; notes that the cleaners are not afforded the dignity of separate rooms for men and women to change in; notes that the minimum wage of £7.50 is not a living wage, and that workers in London who receive below the London living wage of £10.20 per hour by definition are living in poverty; supports the cleaners' calls, made through their union United Voices of the World, for the London Living wage, contractual sick pay, equal annual leave entitlements to their in-house colleagues and separate changing rooms for men and women; calls on the Ministry of Justice to backdate the London Living Wage to 1 November 2017 and to confirm it will remain a Living Wage employer on 1 November 2018; and further calls on OCS to recognise and negotiate with the cleaners' trade union.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 14.03.2018
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 16.05.2018
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 14.03.2018
Davey, Edward Liberal Democrats Kingston and Surbiton 16.03.2018
Farron, Tim Liberal Democrats Westmorland and Lonsdale 21.05.2018
Gaffney, Hugh Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 14.03.2018
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 15.03.2018
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 13.03.2018
Hill, Mike Labour Party Hartlepool 20.03.2018
Hobhouse, Wera Liberal Democrats Bath 22.05.2018
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 14.03.2018
Lake, Ben Plaid Cymru Ceredigion 15.03.2018
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 19.03.2018
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 20.03.2018
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 21.03.2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 22.03.2018
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 14.03.2018
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 19.03.2018
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 19.03.2018
West, Catherine Labour Party Hornsey and Wood Green 15.03.2018