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Contribution of civil service employees during covid-19 crisis

EDM (Early Day Motion) 445: tabled on 05 May 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses its gratitude to the tens of thousands of workers across the civil service who are playing absolutely critical frontline roles at this time of the covid-19 epidemic; praises their dedication and professionalism at this testing time; notes that Department for Work Pensions' staff are coping with an unprecedented spike in claims for universal credit; further notes that HMRC workers are processing applications to the Job Retention Scheme vital to protecting jobs and livelihoods; regrets that these members have seen a prolonged pay squeeze in real terms since the onset of austerity following the financial crisis, and that many are now understandably worried about their own financial circumstances; believe that it is in everyone’s interest to allow the civil service workers to dedicate all of their attention to coming to grips with the present crisis, rather than having to engage with the highly fragmented series of pay bargaining processes across the civil service; commends the civil service union PCS for putting forward constructive proposals for an interim agreement for the duration of the crisis based on an above-inflation pay settlement; welcomes the decision of the Scottish Government to enter into such agreement; and therefore calls on the UK Government to follow suit in reaching an agreement over pay, and also to implement a moratorium on redundancies and office closures.

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.

MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 May 2020
East Lothian
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2020
Gateshead
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 May 2020
Arfon
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2020
Wansbeck
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 May 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 May 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 May 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 May 2020
Ceredigion
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 May 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 May 2020
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 May 2020
Airdrie and Shotts
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2020
Birkenhead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2020
Islington North
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2020
Hemsworth
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2020
Denton and Reddish
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2020
Leeds East
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Glasgow Central
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Glasgow North
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 May 2020
Strangford
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2020
Nottingham East
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2020
Hartlepool
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2020
Dundee West
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2020
Brent Central
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 May 2020
Livingston
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2020
Aberdeen North
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2020
East Renfrewshire
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
Signed on 8 June 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.