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WAGE LEVELS AND THE TUC'S FAIR PAY FORTNIGHT CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1207: tabled on 20 March 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 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 living standards have been under pressure since the recession of 2008-09 and despite the recent recovery in growth are not yet picking up, and that real wages for the average full-time worker have fallen by £2,800 since 2009; further notes that the reason for the squeeze, the longest since the 1870s, is weak wage growth; further notes that even on the more optimistic forecasts, real wages for those in the middle and below will not return to their 2008 levels until around 2020, and that whilst more people are now in work and unemployment is falling, too many of the new jobs are low paid, insecure and precarious; believes that a real, sustainable recovery which benefits ordinary people will require real wages to rise, and that this would not only relieve some of the strains on living standards but provide a solid underpinning for rising household spending and economic growth; and therefore strongly agrees with the TUC that Britain needs a pay rise, and supports the TUC's Fair Pay Fortnight campaign beginning on 24 March 2014.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2014
Blaydon
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Sheffield South East
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2014
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Rotherham
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2014
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2014
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 March 2014
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 March 2014
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2014
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
Sefton Central
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 1 April 2014
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2014
Ilford South
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
Jarrow
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2014
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Edinburgh North and Leith
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2014
Edmonton
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 March 2014
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2014
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2014
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Livingston
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 March 2014
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2014
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
Vale of Clwyd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 March 2014
Strangford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2014
Bolsover
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2014
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Derby North

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.