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EDM (Early Day Motion) 487: tabled on 13 July 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 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 that the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) employers have failed to offer a pay rise this year; further notes that the 500,000 to 600,000 workers governed by the agreement have not received a pay increase since 2008; further notes that the failure to offer a pay rise means that the lowest paid general operatives rate for labourers is just 7.75 an hour and is now lower than the London Living Wage of 7.85 an hour; believes that employers are treating hard-working construction workers with contempt; calls on all construction contractors, particularly those operating in London and the South East and especially those operating on all Olympic-related projects, to ensure that all construction workers are paid a minimum rate of equivalent of the London Living Wage; and calls onCIJCemployers to return to the negotiating table and to offer a reasonable pay rise to all affected construction workers this year.

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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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.