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Civil Service Pay - A National Framework Agreement

EDM number 1013 in 2001-02, proposed by Rudi Vis on 18/03/2002.

That this House supports the Public and Commercial Services Union's campaign for a return to a national dimension in Civil Service pay; believes it is a necessity following the Conservative Government's withdrawal from the Civil Service National Pay Agreement in 1996 whereby responsibility for pay in the Civil Service and related areas was delegated to individual government departments resulting in division, unfairness, inequality, discrimination, low morale and inefficiency; recognises that there are now over 170 pay deals covering civil servants and those working in related areas, meaning 170 different pay scales, minimums, maximums and vastly differing terms and conditions and that this has resulted in a massive duplication of work, effort and time; notes that the distribution of pay between men and women doing work of equal value gives rise to concerns under equal pay legislation; acknowledges that it has led to disparities in pay with workers doing the same job but receiving differences in pay of up to ú10,000; notes that this discourages transfer and mobility and hampers changes to the machinery of government; further acknowledges that the time needed to achieve the maximum pay for a grade varies widely and notes that many independent surveys that have found a significant tendency within performance-related pay for groups, such as the lower paid, ethnic minorities, part-time staff and the disabled to receive lower appraisal marks; and urges the Government to rectify these many problems by introducing a national framework agreement, setting out minimum standards on Civil Service pay.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Rudi Vis18/03/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourProposed
Harry Cohen18/03/2002Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Alice Mahon19/03/2002HalifaxLabourSigned
John McWilliam19/03/2002BlaydonLabourSigned
Harry Barnes19/03/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Robert Wareing19/03/2002Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
David Heyes20/03/2002Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara20/03/2002Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell20/03/2002Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton20/03/2002GowerLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/03/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jim Cousins20/03/2002Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Ann Cryer20/03/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Harold Best20/03/2002Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Simon Thomas20/03/2002CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Dennis Skinner21/03/2002BolsoverLabourSigned
Lynne Jones25/03/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Russell Brown25/03/2002DumfriesLabourSigned
Syd Rapson26/03/2002Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
John Robertson26/03/2002Glasgow, AnnieslandLabourSigned
Bill Etherington26/03/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Roger Berry26/03/2002KingswoodLabourSigned
Bill Tynan26/03/2002Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Betty Williams26/03/2002ConwyLabourSigned
Mike Wood26/03/2002Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Rob Marris03/04/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Ian Davidson03/04/2002Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Janet Dean03/04/2002BurtonLabourSigned
Andrew George10/04/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Borrow15/04/2002South RibbleLabourSigned
Alan Simpson16/04/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John Austin23/04/2002Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley13/06/2002RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned

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