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Retention Of Skills And Conditions In The Construction Industry

EDM number 2636 in 2010-12, proposed by Jim Cunningham on 24/01/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Construction industry and Employment.

That this House recognises the need to retain skilled workers in the construction industry; notes with concern that several major employers in the construction industry are considering withdrawing from national agreements on required skills and training in plumbing, heating and electrical works; further notes with concern that eight major employers within the industry are attempting to force skilled craftsmen onto new contracts, with reduced terms and conditions of employment; believes that these contracts will reduce training requirements with a potentially disastrous effect on site/project health and safety; further notes with alarm that the withdrawal from national agreements on required skills could see qualification requirements go down from NVQ Level 3 to NVQ Level 2; further believes this would allow employers to pay workers less on the grounds that they are less skilled; and calls on the Government to hold urgent talks with construction industry stakeholders to discuss the retention of skills in the sector.

This motion has been signed by a total of 26 MPs.

Jim Cunningham24/01/2012Coventry SouthLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley24/01/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Bob Russell24/01/2012ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Steve Rotheram25/01/2012Liverpool, WaltonLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell25/01/2012Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
David Simpson25/01/2012Upper BannDUPSeconded
Jim Shannon25/01/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Elfyn Llwyd25/01/2012Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
William McCrea25/01/2012South AntrimDUPSigned
John McDonnell25/01/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton25/01/2012GowerLabourSigned
Mary Glindon26/01/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd30/01/2012Manchester CentralLabourSigned
John Leech30/01/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock30/01/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby30/01/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Alan Meale30/01/2012MansfieldLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins30/01/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin31/01/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn31/01/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne02/02/2012Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson02/02/2012North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Doran08/02/2012Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Jim McGovern08/02/2012Dundee WestLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff05/03/2012Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Geoffrey Robinson22/03/2012Coventry North WestLabourSigned

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