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Signal Workers Strike

EDM number 1363 in 1993-94, proposed by Jeremy Corbyn on 21/06/1994.

That this House notes that Railtrack in making an offer of 5.7 per cent., to restore the relativities of signalling staff grades' pay at its meeting with RMT on 7th June, effectively accepted the Union's argument that before any future discussions on productivity, it was necessary to compensate the signalling staff for their past productivity; also notes that it is clear that it is only because of outside interference from Government sources that this offer was withdrawn and, whilst insufficient to meet the signalling staff's honest aspirations, that 5 per cent. offer did lay the basis for negotiation, and therefore, the full responsibility for the current disruption of rail services must lie with the Government; therefore believes that the only proper solution to this dispute is for the Government to stop their interference, and for Railtrack to reopen discussion on the basis of their original position that past productivity gains by signalling staff deserve compensation; and affirms its support for striking RMT members in their attempt to attain fair and honest treatment.

This motion has been signed by a total of 54 MPs.

Jeremy Corbyn21/06/1994Islington NorthProposed
Alan Simpson21/06/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Dennis Skinner21/06/1994BolsoverSigned
Harry Cohen21/06/1994LeytonSigned
Mildred Gordon21/06/1994Bow and PoplarSigned
Tony Benn21/06/1994ChesterfieldSigned
Bill Michie22/06/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Robert Wareing22/06/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Paddy Tipping22/06/1994SherwoodSigned
Gerry Steinberg22/06/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Harry Barnes22/06/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Mike Hall22/06/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie22/06/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Eric Clarke22/06/1994MidlothianSigned
Malcolm Chisholm22/06/1994Edinburgh LeithSigned
Richard Burden22/06/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Alan Meale22/06/1994MansfieldSigned
Eddie Loyden22/06/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ken Livingstone22/06/1994Brent EastSigned
Robert Litherland22/06/1994Manchester CentralSigned
Lynne Jones22/06/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
John Heppell22/06/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Peter Hardy22/06/1994WentworthSigned
Robert Parry22/06/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Colin Pickthall22/06/1994West LancashireSigned
Ronnie Campbell23/06/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Tony Banks23/06/1994Newham North WestSigned
Win Griffiths23/06/1994BridgendSigned
Norman Godman23/06/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Neil Gerrard23/06/1994WalthamstowSigned
John Evans23/06/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Jim Dowd23/06/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe23/06/1994LeighSigned
David Clelland23/06/1994Tyne BridgeSigned
Eric Illsley23/06/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Robert Hughes23/06/1994Aberdeen NorthSigned
Bill Etherington23/06/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Denis MacShane24/06/1994RotherhamSigned
James Callaghan27/06/1994Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Andrew Faulds27/06/1994Warley EastSigned
Dennis Turner28/06/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jean Corston28/06/1994Bristol EastSigned
Martin Redmond28/06/1994Don ValleySigned
Llew Smith29/06/1994Blaenau GwentSigned
Kevin Hughes29/06/1994Doncaster NorthSigned
Martyn Jones29/06/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Roland Boyes29/06/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Michael Clapham29/06/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Llin Golding29/06/1994Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Peter Hain29/06/1994NeathSigned
Jack Thompson30/06/1994WansbeckSigned
Audrey Wise30/06/1994PrestonSigned
Terry Patchett01/07/1994Barnsley EastSigned
Michael Connarty05/07/1994Falkirk EastSigned

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