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MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY PAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2225: tabled on 04 November 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 notes the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) annual accounts for 2008-09 which show senior management and board members within the MCA received on average a 15 per cent. pay increase whilst those on the frontline received an average one per cent. increase; further notes with surprise the 7.6 per cent. increase in the Chief Executive's salary from 127,000 in 2007-08 to 137,400 in 2008-09, in contrast to salaries for a coastguard watch assistant which start from 13,260; further notes with concern the continuing poor industrial relations within the MCA and the significant disparities between pay for MCA workers and others doing comparable jobs in other emergency services; further notes that in 2008 over 700 MCA workers took part in their first ever one-day strike over pay and that as a result half of the UK's rescue coordination centres closed because of strike action; acknowledges the recent decision by the Public and Commercial Services Union to ballot its MCA members for potential future stike action; and calls on the Secretary of State for Transport to intervene in this long running dispute and offer reasonable pay for those who protect and serve the UK's shores and seas.

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.

Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2009
South East Cornwall
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2009
Gordon
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
North East Fife
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 November 2009
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Sunderland North
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 10 November 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2009
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2009
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Tamworth
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2009
Argyll and Bute
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2009
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Nottingham South
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 9 November 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 November 2009
Angus
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Ceredigion
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.