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Universities' staff pensions

EDM (Early Day Motion) 993: tabled on 21 February 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that the University and College Union (UCU) and members are in industrial dispute over a prospective cut in pension entitlement for lecturers of 35 per cent; further notes that the University Superannuation Scheme (USS) was last valued during the 2020 pandemic and needs re-evaluation to account for its recovery; notes that the UCU has proposed an interim settlement pending re-evaluation that would entail staff paying an additional 1.4 per cent, and universities 2.6 per cent into the USS; notes that the employers’ organisation is consulting on this proposal; recognises that industrial action is already estimated as costing £5 billion; and calls upon the Government to provide funding for the less wealthy universities that cannot afford these increases in order that the dispute may be resolved through negotiation and that university pensions become fair and sustainable.

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.

Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Liverpool, Wavertree
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Jarrow
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Streatham
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
York Central
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Birkenhead
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Ealing, Southall
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Bolton South East
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Brighton, Kemptown
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2022
Wansbeck
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 22 February 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2022
Hemsworth
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2022
Bedford
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2022
Ealing Central and Acton
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 23 February 2022
Leicester East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2022
Strangford
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2022
Walsall South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 24 February 2022
Brighton, Pavilion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 February 2022
Arfon
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2022
Cardiff West
Rees, Christina
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2022
Neath
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2022
Salford and Eccles
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 March 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 March 2022
Ceredigion
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2022
Warrington North
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2022
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.