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Living Wage Campaign

EDM number 789 in 2013-14, proposed by George Galloway on 25/11/2013.
Categorised under the topic of Pay.

That this House notes that the very successful living wage campaign was originally launched by The East London Community Organisation (Telco), developed by London Citizens and is now being championed by Citizens UK; congratulates effusively all three organisations for the campaign they have conducted; believes that it is quite wrong that there should be such a disparity between the legally enforceable minimum wage and a wage that people can actually live on; acknowledges there is no evidence that paying a living wage would reduce employment; calls on central government and all local authorities to sign up to the living wage campaign as Tower Hamlets Council and the former and current mayors of London have done; and urges the Government to bring forward legislative proposals to raise and peg the minimum wage to the level of the living wage.

This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.

George Galloway25/11/2013Bradford WestRespectProposed
Martin Caton26/11/2013GowerLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn26/11/2013Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock26/11/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ronnie Campbell27/11/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Sammy Wilson27/11/2013East AntrimDUPSeconded
Andrew George28/11/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn28/11/2013Newport WestLabourSigned
Jim McGovern28/11/2013Dundee WestLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins28/11/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Linda Riordan12/12/2013HalifaxLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff16/12/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned

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