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18oct

Working people in the North East Yorkshire & Humberside need a pay rise!

Real wages for workers in the North East Yorkshire & Humberside have shrunk by more than 7% since 2009. But more worrying still the north east now has the highest number of low paid workers in the country.

Enough is enough. We’re taking a stand to demand a pay rise for Britain. Join us in London on Saturday 18 October. Be part of the last mass demo before next year’s general election. Let’s make it big!

In Sunderland and Hull, over a third of all jobs are now low paid, with workers earning below two thirds of the national mid-point for wages. In Grimsby and Doncaster a quarter of workers are low paid. The lack of good jobs and secure employment is sucking even more money out of local economies. Trapping workers on poverty pay is no way to build a recovery.

March with us to call for an end to the longest squeeze on living standards for nearly a century. March for a better Britain, full of hope for ordinary people and the next generation, jobs that pay and affordable homes.

1.4 million strong – Unite members work to make Britain great in every industry across the economy.  Let’s come together now to demand a recovery for all – not just the top per cent.

See you in London!

Best regards,

Karen Reay, Unite regional secretary North East, Yorkshire & Humberside