Monday, September 29, 2014

Newham Council Supports TUC "Britain Needs a Pay Rise" Demo 18 October 2014

I was pleased this evening that Newham Labour Group and then Full Council approved this motion unanimously. I'll post more on this meeting and the pretty disgraceful aftermath outside the town hall.

"Newham Council 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 Newham 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  Cllr John Gray, West Ham Ward
Seconded Cllr John Whitworth, West Ham Ward

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