WeyPAW is joining with Dorset Trades Union Council to launch a campaign against poverty pay. Following WeyPAW’s successful conference last month, we’ve presented Dorset Council with policies to address problems of chronically low pay that blight South Dorset. Now we’re joining together with local trades unions to combat poverty wages and their impact on our communities.
CO-ORDINATING MEETING: there will be a meeting to discuss the new campaign on THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER, at 7.30pm in the Colliton Club, Colliton Park, Dorchester (opposite County Hall). All are welcome – if you are a trade union member please make a special effort to attend.
WEYPAW AT DORSET COUNCIL: a representative of WeyPAW recently attended the panel set up by Dorset Council to address problems of poverty and social mobility in the county.
We presented WeyPAW policies for tackling employers who violate the law on pay and on conditions at work. We proposed a programme of education at schools and colleges on rights at work, and a series of employment surgeries to be held regularly in South Dorset. Please see our document Rights and Remedies on the WeyPAW website: www.weypaw.org.uk
CONFERENCE: on September 28 WeyPAW held a conference at Safewise, Weymouth, with speakers on the wages crisis in W&P and on impacts of poverty on families, children and wellbeing. Please see our website for the speakers’ Powerpoint presentations. Eighty people attended and after sustained discussion endorsed WeyPAW’s proposals on Rights and Remedies.
More soon about the new campaign on Poverty Pay – No Way!
Phil Mon behalf of WeyPAW