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LOW PAY OF UNIVERSITY NON-TEACHING STAFF

EDM (Early Day Motion) 911: tabled on 05 June 1991

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 69 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 condemns the appalling low pay of thousands of non-teaching staff in universities, in clerical, secretarial and administrative jobs where take home salaries start at just ú87 a week and the average take home pay is only ú128 a week; notes that the real value of non-teaching staff's pay has been steadily eroded over the last decade where, since 1980, average earnings of all non-manual workers have increased by 35 per cent more than those of these workers; recognises that such low pay contributes to low morale and increases the feeling that these workers are subsidising underfunded institutions; and calls for sufficient funds to enable all university non-teaching staff to be immediately paid a minimum wage of ú175 for a 35 hour week as a step towards decent salaries for all university staff.

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.

Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Chesterfield
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Ealing, Southall
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Brent South
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Manchester, Withington
Brown, Ron
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1991
Edinburgh, Leith
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Blyth Valley
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Monklands West
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1991
Leyton
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1991
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 June 1991
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Tooting
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Bradford South
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Leigh
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Linlithgow
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Glasgow, Pollok
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1991
Monmouth
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 1991
Moray
Fields, Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Liverpool, Broadgreen
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1991
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Glasgow, Maryhill
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1991
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Bow and Poplar
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Tottenham
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1991
Bridgend
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1991
Wentworth
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Ashfield
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Wakefield
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1991
Warrington North
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1991
Coventry North East
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Harrow West
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Newport East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1991
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 June 1991
Ynys Môn
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Cunninghame South
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1991
Eccles
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 14 October 1991
Brent East
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Liverpool, Garston
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Halifax
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1991
Barnsley West and Penistone
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1991
Paisley South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Sheffield, Heeley
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 7 June 1991
Burnley
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Bristol South
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Don Valley
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1991
Rhondda
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 1991
South Belfast
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1991
Wansbeck
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Glasgow Central
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Carmarthen
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1991
Preston
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1991
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1991
Glasgow, Provan

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.