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From The Socialist newspaper, 18 February 2015

Fighting for a £10 minimum wage

This month I attended the Bakers, Food, and Allied Workers' Union (BFAWU) national executive, representing Youth Fight for Jobs.

I spoke about the tremendous victory when Seattle became the first major US city to pass a $15 an hour minimum wage, sending shockwaves nationwide and internationally. This couldn't have been achieved without both Socialist Alternative (US co-thinkers of the Socialist Party) councillor Kshama Sawant and the trade unions.

We then discussed repeating that feat here in Britain. BFAWU has already successfully campaigned to make fighting for a £10 an hour minimum wage TUC policy.

Ian Pattison

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