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West Norfolk campaigners to protest cost of living crisis in London and King’s Lynn Trades Unions Council organise bus on June 18

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West Norfolk campaigners will be taking a coach to London to protest at the cost of living crisis on Saturday, June 18.

King’s Lynn and District Trades Unions Council (TUC) have organised transport to leave Lynn bus station at 7.30am, calling at Wisbech and Peterborough to make pick ups.

Trades Council secretary, Jo Rust, said: “Working people have had enough. Everything’s going up but our wages. Ministers partied while people died. Now they do nothing while living standards plummet and P&O lays off hundreds of workers on the spot.

Cost of living.
Cost of living.

"We have to have a new deal for working people. We need help with energy bills and a real pay rise for every worker.

"Campaigners have decided that they’re going to take matters into their own hands – and get out on the streets.

"On 18 June, in London, they’ll be telling the government: “we DEMAND better.”

Jo Rust.
Jo Rust.

The TUC are calling for:

• A real pay rise for every worker – and a real living wage for all;

• Respect and security for all workers – ban zero hours contracts, ban fire and rehire, decent sick pay now;

• End racism at work;

• Tax energy profits to pay our bills;

• Raise universal credit;

• Boost union bargaining rights now;

• A demand that the government listens and acts to support working people.

Cost of living. (Nick Ansell/PA)
Cost of living. (Nick Ansell/PA)

Places on the coach are limited so Jo is urging people to book a place now to avoid disappointment. For those not members of a Trades Union, the cost is a donation of £5. Trade union members travel free.

Cost should not be a barrier though, so anyone who will struggle to pay the donation or who wants to book a seat, should contact Jo on kingslynnanddistricttradescouncil@hotmail.co.uk

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