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Ministry of Defence Guard Service

EDM (Early Day Motion) 125: tabled on 27 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House salutes the professionalism and dedication of the Ministry of Defence Guard Service, which provides civilian security at most of the UK’s largest military bases; insists that MoD Guard Service (MGS) personnel should be celebrated for their vital contribution to the MoD, and that a culture of teamwork is best fostered through equitable terms and conditions of employment across the workforce; is concerned that the roll-out of Operational MGS Employment Contracts (OMEC) will see the creation of a two-tier workforce, with newly employed guards working significantly increased hours for less pay, and that the MoD anticipates a 14% reduction of the MGS workforce under OMEC; is further concerned that OMEC appears to be a step towards privatisation of MGS; notes that long working hours and fragmented security arrangements have been considered to be contributing factors to fatal security lapses at United Kingdom military bases in the past, yet there has been no risk analysis published on the potential impact on health, safety and welfare, nor has any Equal Pay Audit been provided; insists that the security of military bases is of paramount importance, and that operational changes to this section of the civilian MoD workforce must be achieved through detailed consideration in collaboration with the workforce and trades unions, not through hasty imposition by management; and urges the Government to support Unite the union’s call for the MoD to pause the OMEC roll-out to allow for further dialogue on the proposed contractual changes.

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.

Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2021
Birkenhead
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2021
Wansbeck
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2021
Gateshead
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2021
Streatham
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2021
Stockport
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Dromey, Jack
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2021
Birmingham, Erdington
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 7 June 2021
Leicester East
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
South Shields
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 June 2021
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 June 2021
Ceredigion
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 June 2021
Strangford
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2021
Warley
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2021
Argyll and Bute
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2021
West Dunbartonshire
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2021
Bath
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2021
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2021
Glasgow North
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Glasgow South
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 12 July 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 21 July 2021
Islington North
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 17 August 2021
East Lothian
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 August 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 26 August 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Jarvis, Dan
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2021
Barnsley Central
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2021
Glenrothes
Qaisar-Javed, Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2021
Airdrie and Shotts
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2021
Edmonton

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.