Lobby of David Heath MP’s constituency surgery at the main public library in Frome at 10.30am Saturday 2nd February 2013
The address of the
library is Justice Lane, Frome BA11 1BE.
“The reason that we are targeting David Heath MP (LibDem) is that
despite supporting the AWB when he was in opposition, he is now as
farming minister leading the government’s campaign to abolish the Board.
The issue –
Farm and horticultural workers will see their wages and
conditions dramatically reduced under government plans to abolish the
Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) this year.
Highly qualified and skilled
workers will see their pay reduced from a maximum of £10.06 per hour
(depending on qualifications and responsibility) to the national minimum
wage of £6.19. Overtime rates will disappear, holidays reduced and sick
pay will be a thing of the past.
Protection in their tied homes will be
reduced and rents will increase. These are isolated and vulnerable
workers and need our help.”
NO TO RURAL POVERTY