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From The Socialist newspaper, 26 November 2014
Fast Food Rights campaign
BFAWU executive member Sarah Woolley speaks at a Fast Food Rights lobby of parliament, 21.11.14, photo by Helen Pattison (Click to enlarge)
50 supporters of the Fast Food Rights campaign lobbied outside Parliament as those inside were discussing a private members bill to limit the use of zero-hour contracts. Ed Miliband likes to criticise zero-hour contracts, but why was it left to a handful of MPs to oppose them in Parliament?
Sarah Woolley (pictured), member of the national executive of the bakers' union BFAWU, was unequivocal when she said: "zero-hour contracts are driving people into poverty - we need to get rid of them."
Helen Pattison from Youth Fight for Jobs and Rob Williams, chair of the National Shop Stewards Network, spoke at our rally as well as giving solidarity greetings to NHS protesters condemning privatisation who had turned up to support another private members bill heard that day.
Rob Williams raised the now TUC-backed demand for a £10 an hour minimum wage which MP John McDonnell is putting to Parliament
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In The Socialist 26 November 2014:
Socialist Party news and analysis
14 day deadline to breadline
Hands off our NHS
Rochester: 'Business as usual' politics falling apart
World economy - heading for the junkyard
Them & Us
International socialist news and analysis
Anger erupts in Ferguson over acquittal of killer cop
Ireland: establishment attacks water tax protests
Anger grows over missing Mexican students
Socialist Party features
Housing crisis! What do socialists say?
Education: "a hurricane of ill thought initiatives"
Socialist Party youth and students
Students march for free education
Victories against sexism in Leeds
Fast Food Rights campaign
Socialist Party workplace news
Health workers walkout in second NHS pay strike
UCU pensions: reinstate the action!
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Are you a socialist?
Council beaten on austerity tax
TUSC says no to cuts in Notts
Way to go, Watford!
Socialist Party reviews and readers' comments
Assassin's Creed Unity
The People Speak: Democracy is not a spectator sport
NHS campaigners must fight all cuts
The Socialist 26 November 2014 |
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