Thursday, September 18, 2014

“Britain Needs a Pay Rise” West Ham Labour supports TUC demo Saturday 18 October 2014

Tonight a well attended West Ham Labour Party General Committee unanimously supported the motion below.

Hopefully, other Labour CLPs and Labour Groups on Councils will propose (and pass) similar motions and do what they can to make the day a success (please cut and paste).

In Newham we will probably be meeting at Stratford Station beforehand with the West Ham CLP banner if people want to go to the demo together. Further details to follow.

"West Ham Labour Party welcomes the call from the TUC to help organise a National March ‘Britain Needs a Pay Rise’ in Central London on Saturday 18 October 2014.

We agree to work together to maximise participation of West Ham residents, employees, members and affiliates to this event as we did for 26 March 2011 and 20 October 2012 TUC marches.

We note that in spite of this Government’s claims of economic recovery, real pay for many is still falling, leaving them struggling to feed their families and pay household bills.

We believe British Workers need and deserves a pay rise. The Labour Party has pledged that a future Labour Government will work to make sure that people can afford to live on the wage they earn. This march is just one step in a long campaign to win an economic recovery that works for all, not just those at the top”.

Proposed: John Gray, UNISON Housing Association delegate
Seconded: John Whitworth, West Ham Ward delegate.

(You might not agree but I think that social media and Internet have given new life to such political motions?)
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