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Maritime And Coastguard Agency Strike Action

EDM number 1188 in 2007-08, proposed by Alistair Carmichael on 13/03/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Emergency services, Industrial relations, Pay and Shipping.

That this House expresses deep concern about the continuing poor industrial relations in the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA); notes that starting salaries within the MCA are as little as £12,000, creating significant disparities between pay for MCA workers and others doing comparable jobs in other emergency services; congratulates and thanks MCA workers for the important work they do around the UK coast including the protection and saving of life at sea; supports the MCA workers' calls for fairer pay; further notes that on 5th March 2008 approximately 700 MCA workers took part in their first ever one day strike over pay and that, as a result, half of the UK's rescue co-ordination centres closed; condemns the apparent indifference of the Secretary of State for Transport who has made no statement to the House on this subject and has not even released a press statement on it, despite numerous calls to do so from many hon. Members; and calls upon the Secretary of State to intervene without further delay to broker a deal in this dispute and then to set up an independent inquiry into the management of the MCA to ensure that industrial relations in the Agency should never again be allowed to deteriorate in this way.

This motion has been signed by a total of 76 MPs.

Alistair Carmichael13/03/2008Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratProposed
Alan Reid13/03/2008Argyll and ButeLiberal DemocratSeconded
Robert Smith13/03/2008West Aberdeenshire and KincardineLiberal DemocratSeconded
John Thurso13/03/2008Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSeconded
Danny Alexander13/03/2008Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyLiberal DemocratSeconded
Malcolm Bruce13/03/2008GordonLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Heath13/03/2008Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley13/03/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Charles Kennedy14/03/2008Ross, Skye and LochaberLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders17/03/2008TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Spink17/03/2008Castle PointIndependent ConservativeSigned
Brian Iddon17/03/2008Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Robert Wareing17/03/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Mark Durkan18/03/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Mark Hunter18/03/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams18/03/2008CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Angus MacNeil18/03/2008Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Jeremy Corbyn18/03/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Colin Breed18/03/2008South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch18/03/2008HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Horwood19/03/2008CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Jennifer Willott19/03/2008Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Rowen19/03/2008RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Dan Rogerson19/03/2008North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland19/03/2008Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jo Swinson19/03/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Susan Kramer19/03/2008Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Featherstone19/03/2008Hornsey and Wood GreenLiberal DemocratSigned
Tim Farron19/03/2008Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark19/03/2008North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
John Hemming19/03/2008Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross19/03/2008TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Evan Harris19/03/2008Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Beith19/03/2008Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh19/03/2008SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey19/03/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes19/03/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
William McCrea19/03/2008South AntrimDUPSigned
Tom Brake19/03/2008Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton19/03/2008GowerLabourSigned
Edward Davey19/03/2008Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew19/03/2008StroudLabourSigned
Don Foster19/03/2008BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George19/03/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Gidley19/03/2008RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/03/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Christopher Huhne20/03/2008EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell20/03/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Michael Moore20/03/2008Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer20/03/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Phil Willis20/03/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
David Laws25/03/2008YeovilLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams25/03/2008Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis26/03/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
John Leech26/03/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson26/03/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins27/03/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Albert Owen01/04/2008Ynys MLabourSigned
Angus Robertson02/04/2008MorayScottish National PartySigned
Michael Weir02/04/2008AngusScottish National PartySigned
Pete Wishart02/04/2008Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Stewart Hosie02/04/2008Dundee EastScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Carswell21/04/2008HarwichConservativeSigned
Claire Curtis-Thomas21/04/2008CrosbyLabourSigned
Vincent Cable21/04/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon21/04/2008North DownUUPSigned
Bill Etherington24/04/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Iris Robinson29/04/2008StrangfordDUPSigned
Anne Begg02/06/2008Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Matthew Taylor12/06/2008Truro and St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned
Lembit 21/07/2008MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Gwyn Prosser22/07/2008DoverLabourSigned
Alex Salmond06/10/2008Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson06/10/2008Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Nigel Dodds16/10/2008Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Norman Lamb04/11/2008North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned

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