Skip to main content

NON-PAYMENT OF NATIONAL LIVING WAGE AND SEAFARER EMPLOYMENT ON OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 231: tabled on 15 June 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 concerned by ongoing job losses, alleged visa abuses and low pay in the offshore supply vessel (OSV) sector which services the UK oil and gas industry in the North Sea; notes that the downturn in oil prices since August 2014 has led to over 1,000 job losses amongst UK seafarers on OSVs, in many cases being replaced by non-EEA seafarers on rates of pay as low as £2 per hour; is further concerned that seafarer ratings replaced by low-cost foreign crews in the OSV sector will be lost to the maritime industry; believes that this practice puts UK seafarers and the national economy at an unfair disadvantage, particularly in the event of an increase in oil prices; further notes that the number of UK owned OSVs fell by 10 per cent in the year to 31 December 2015; is concerned that a record number of OSVs are currently laid up in UK ports, in some cases with non-EEA crew living on board in contravention of transit visa requirements and the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC); and calls on the Government to enforce visa and employment law and the MLC in the OSV sector as a matter of urgency.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2016
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2016
Blyth Valley
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 June 2016
Belfast North
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Elmore, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2016
Ogmore
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2016
North East Fife
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Glasgow South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2016
Mansfield
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2016
Bolton South East
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2016
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Midlothian
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2016
Banff and Buchan

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.