Fair pay call from TUC

By a County Press reporter

Monday, March 17, 2014


THE Isle of Wight needs a pay rise — that's the message from the TUC, which will be campaigning on the Island next week.

On Monday and Tuesday, activists from the Southern and Eastern Region of the Trades Union Congress will travel around Newport, Ryde, Sandown and Cowes in a branded minibus, speaking to people about their pay, the cost of living and public service cuts.

The visit is part of a national 'Austerity Bus' tour, calling for a properly enforced minimum wage, an increased commitment to the living wage and a crackdown on excessive executive pay.

On Monday, representatives will be in Birmingham Road, Cowes, between 11am and noon, Union Street, Ryde, between 1pm and 2pm and near Sandown Library from 3pm to 4pm. They will be in Newport High Street, opposite Waterstones, between 11am and Noon on Tuesday.

There will be a public meeting at Quay Arts, Newport, on Monday, starting at 5pm.

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