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INTRODUCTION OF THE NATIONAL LIVING WAGE AND EMPLOYEE CONTRACTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1381: tabled on 18 April 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 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 is aware that employers are currently seeking to offset the increased costs of implementation of the national living wage (NLW) policy by reducing long-standing terms and conditions by removing shift premium payments, overtime rates, sick pay and bank holiday pay; notes that the level of the NLW will fail even to coincide with the rate presently recommended by the Living Wage Foundation until 2020; further notes, therefore, that throughout the term of the current Parliament workers paid the NLW will not receive a level of pay on which they can afford to live; is deeply concerned that this measure will do nothing whatsoever to end the exploitation of workers under 25 years of age; is further concerned that employees turning 25 may find their hours significantly reduced; believes that this is designed to distract people from the Government's real agenda to cut in-work benefits; and calls for immediate introduction of a universal £10 per hour national minimum wage without age restriction, an end to the culture of zero hours contracts, and for increased protections to contractual terms and conditions.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.