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Pay Rise For Public Sector Workers

EDM number 450 in 2017-19, proposed by Roger Godsiff on 24/10/2017.
Categorised under the topic of Pay.

That this House notes with concern that public sector employees, whose jobs are essential to the wellbeing of citizens and the economy of the UK and who are often on low wages, have had a real terms pay cut since 2010 and are now up to £3,000 per year worse off; further notes with concern the effect that this is having on the recruitment and retention of workers in essential sectors, along with the living standards of these workers; notes that this has also drained funds from circulation in the real economy; calls on the Government to urgently remove the one per cent cap from public sector pay and permit a pay rise which takes both inflation and the previous seven years of real-terms pay cuts into account; further calls on the Government to ensure that this pay rise is fully funded, rather than being expected to come out of already extremely tight departmental or local authority budgets; believes that the Government must listen to the voices of workers themselves and their union representatives when deciding on the rules within which pay review bodies must operate; calls on the Government to ensure that the hard work of public sector workers is recognised; and asks the Government to use the Autumn Statement 2017 to end the public sector pay cap.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Roger Godsiff24/10/2017Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourProposed
Ronnie Campbell25/10/2017Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins25/10/2017Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens25/10/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Mary Glindon26/10/2017North TynesideLabourSeconded
Jim Cunningham26/10/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Caroline Lucas26/10/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Liz Saville Roberts30/10/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Dennis Skinner30/10/2017BolsoverLabourSigned
Jo Stevens30/10/2017Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle30/10/2017Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Hugh Gaffney31/10/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
David Linden31/10/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon31/10/2017North DownIndependentSigned
John McNally31/10/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer31/10/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Mike Hill01/11/2017HartlepoolLabourSigned
David Crausby01/11/2017Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Ian Mearns16/11/2017GatesheadLabourSigned
Gavin Newlands16/11/2017Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Ruth George22/01/2018High PeakLabourSigned

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