Countries where the gap between the top and bottom earners is almost non-existent like Cuba; prove it - improved mortality rates; quality free healthcare for all; quality free healthcare for all; lowest crime rates in all of Latin America; lowest crime rates in all of Latin America; 99.8 percent literacy rate. They’ve got it right; all workers sharing the wealth of the country
But back to - ‘we’re all in this together Britain’. I’d like to know exactly WHO is in WHAT together;
The Tories are so divorced from reality. A reality where bankers – who we all know caused the financial crisis - are once again earning bonuses of millions of pounds each year. Whilst ordinary workers are still barely earning the minimum wage. Having to do two or three jobs to put food on the table and simply pay soaring bills.
This Tory government is robbing the poor to stuff the bank accounts of the rich. Cameron; Clegg and Osborne are no Robin Hood or merry men; and I certainly don’t want to see them in green tights!
Let’s go back to why trade unions were formed in the first place, why we formed the labour party over 100 years ago ......to campaign for workers and the working class. We need to remember our roots and lead the way in the fight for a fair and just society. Work with other like minded organisations; campaign for laws to ensure income regulation in the public sector.
In the London region we have affiliated to the Equality Trust; and will work with them to raise this issue with our members and keep them informed of the facts. We must elect politicians with enough bottle to tackle this; to work with us to win a society where workers earn what they are due and not a pittance because the rest is in the pockets of the fat cats; chiefs and bosses
As a trade unionist, I want my union to work within the Labour Party to campaign for this policy to make Britain a fairer place to live and work. Workers across Britain know what’s wrong; but they don’t know how to fix it – we need to lead the way.
Conference – I move