Chris Stephens MP lodges Early Day Motion in support of Richie Venton

Chris Stephens, Member of Parliament for Glasgow South West, has lodged an Early Day Motion in Parliament calling on IKEA to Reinstate Richie Venton and to Reinstate Sick Workers’ Wages – in support of fair pay, conditions, and unimpeded Trade Union organisation for IKEA workers.

We’re appealing to everybody to petition their MP and tell them to support the Early Day Motion – including IKEA workers. Your communication with your MP is strictly private and confidential.

The Motion calls on MPs to the condemn IKEA’s sacking of Usdaw Shop Steward and Convenor, Richie Venton, and oppose the firm’s efforts to attack workers’ rights and strip pay from sick, isolating, and shielding workers. Workers who cannot afford to be sick are more likely to get sick; effective, unimpeded Trade Union representation and full average pay for sick workers are essential in protecting worker safety and public health.

You can read the Early Day Motion, and see if your MP has supported it yet, by clicking the link here:

https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/57364/reinstatement-of-ikea-shop-steward-richie-venton

If your local MP hasn’t added their support to the campaign to Reinstate Richie Venton and to Reinstate Sick Workers’ Wages, you can find them and their contact information on the Parliament website. Tell your MP to support Chris Stephens’ Early Day Motion:

https://members.parliament.uk/members/Commons

Published by ReinstateRichieVenton

A campaign page set up by Glasgow IKEA workers furious at the victimisation and sacking of our elected USDAW shop steward, Richie Venton, and the attacks on our rights and conditions, including removal of wages from workers off sick with Covid-19. Demand that IKEA immediately reinstates elected union shop steward and convener RICHIE VENTON to his job and elected union position. Support the campaign for every worker to be paid their full average wages if they are sick or self-isolating with COVID-19 - instead of the poverty of £95 Statutory Sick Pay forcing workers to take risks and infect others by going to work.

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