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YOUNG WORKERS AND LEVEL OF NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 573: tabled on 27 November 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 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 epidemic of zero-hours contracts and low pay for workers in the UK; regrets that the current national minimum wage is set at just £5.31 for 18 to 20 year olds, £3.79 for 16 to 17 year olds and just £2.73 for apprentices; notes that workers under 21 years old are disproportionately employed in highly casualised sectors where zero-hours contracts are frequently used; further notes that this prevents many young workers from being able to budget from week-to-week or save for their futures; believes that employers should not be able to exploit young people in this way and that legislation must ensure that no worker has to work on a zero-hours contract; and calls for the adult rate for the national minimum wage to apply to every worker of 16 years of age and above, except on the basis of proven inability to pay, following full disclosure of company profits and executive pay levels.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 January 2015
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2014
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2014
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2014
Workington
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2014
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2014
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 December 2014
Foyle
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2015
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 28 November 2014
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2014
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 3 December 2014
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Knowsley
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 8 December 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2014
South Antrim
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2014
Dundee West
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Mansfield
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Great Grimsby
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Bolton South East
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2014
Glasgow North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2014
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2014
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2014
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2014
Bolsover
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2014
Walsall South
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2014
Derby North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.