Sunday, July 22, 2007

Low pay

Thanks to Stroppy for inviting me to 'bring a bit of class' to the blog ;)

Though I think I'll stick to a safer topic for my first post!

Low pay - some of you will know that the Socialist Youth Network that I co-chair with Owen Jones is Launching a COalition Fighting Unfair Pay (COFUP) on Tuesday night (and I hope to see some of you there, Cttee room 9 House of Commons)

We'll have a broad range of speakers from trade unionists, MP's, Councillors and local campaigns.

On the same day at 12 oclock the Freemantle care workers in Barnet will be ending a 24 hour strike - this is exactly the reason why we need a campaign to fight for Labour Councils and the Labour Party to have a policy of a decent living wage.

We need to be ensuring that the government stops ignoring workers that are suffering because of Browns privatisation agenda.

Privatisation and the break up of local government has made thousands of workers vulnerable to having their pay driven down in this way and some local politicians then refuse to accept that they are responsible because these are not direct Council employees.

Its not too late to send a message of support to the Barnet Freemantle workers so please do
via John Burgess Barnet Unison

There is also a Rally at the start of the Strike tomorrow at:
Dell Field Court
Etchingham Park
N3 2DY
1.30 - 2.30
Nearest tube Finchley Central (Northern Line)

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