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BUS DRIVERS' HOURS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 497: tabled on 10 November 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 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 that bus drivers work four hours more but are paid 14 per cent less a week than the average UK worker; further notes the two different sets of regulations applying to bus drivers, domestic and European, limit driving to 5.5 hours and 4.5 hours respectively before legal entitlement to a break; believes that the current mix of bus drivers' hours regulations prevents effective enforcement and forces bus drivers to work longer than is either safe or healthy; supports the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers' Union campaign for European regulations on drivers' hours to cover all commercial journeys by passenger carrying vehicles in the UK; and calls on the Government to reform bus drivers' hours regulations to ensure that bus drivers are legally entitled to a break after 4.5 hours of continuous driving, with no reduction in pay, which would be a significant step toward ending the culture of excessive working hours for low pay that has taken root since deregulation of the UK bus industry in 1985 when bus drivers' pay was seven per cent above the average weekly wage.

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 18 November 2014
Blaydon
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2014
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2014
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2014
Glasgow South West
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Aberdeen North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2014
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 11 November 2014
Portsmouth South
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Knowsley
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2014
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 November 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 18 November 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Dundee West
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2014
Mansfield
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2014
Ynys Môn
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2014
Bolton South East
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Bolsover
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.