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CIVIL SERVICE PAY - A NATIONAL FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1013: tabled on 18 March 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
Dumfries
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2002
Burton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2002
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2002
Romsey
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Ashton-under-Lyne
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2002
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2002
Wolverhampton South West
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2002
Blaydon
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Knowsley South
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Portsmouth North
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Glasgow, Anniesland
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2002
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Bolsover
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 March 2002
Ceredigion
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Hamilton South
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Conwy
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.