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Public sector pay

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1127: tabled on 28 March 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House regrets public sector pay is 2.1 per cent below its 2010 level in real terms reflecting a decade of lost pay; notes the Chancellor's commitment at the Autumn Budget 2021 that public sector pay awards for 2022-23 would be fair and affordable; notes the Office for Budget Responsibility's Economic and Fiscal Outlook March 2022 forecast of CPI inflation reaching 8.7 per cent in the last quarter of 2022; recognises concerns from unions that the NHS risks losing thousands of low-paid staff to the private sector unless wages increase significantly; further notes with concern the Government submissions to independent public sector pay review bodies, including of 3 per cent for health workers and 3 per cent for the majority of school teachers; notes the the joint trade union submission calling for an 'inflation-busting' award for NHS workers and joint trade union submissions seeking 'undifferentiated pay increases for all teachers and school leaders that are significantly higher than RPI inflation'; further notes the 800,000 signature petition presented to Parliament of 22 July 2021 supporting a 15 per cent NHS pay rise; further recognises the PCS union indicative ballot result of 97 per cent support for a 10 per cent pay award in the civil service; highlights the Office for Budget Responsibility's confirmation that the current budget is in surplus by £31.6 billion; and calls on the Government to make good on its commitment to a fair award by informing government departments and pay review body chairs it is making the funds necessary for an inflation-proofed public sector pay award in 2022-23.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.