Men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name. (William Morris - A Dream of John Ball)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Support the Royal cleaners - not the Royal family

After a couple of hours leafletting for the elections I was pleased to come upon a copy of today's Morning Star - only to find a picture of the Queen and Prince Phil on the front cover! (http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/content/view/full/104045).



To be fair to the comrades, this was to promote the laudable campaign by PCS for cleaners at the Royal Palaces to be paid at least the London living wage (http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/culture_media_and_sport_occupational_association/campaigns/fair-pay-for-royal-cleaners.cfm).



If the thought that our incomparably wealthy royal family pays their cleaners £6.45 an hour, well below the "London living wage" of £7.85 an hour (established by Ken Livingstone and endorsed by his Tory successor) makes you splutter into your champagne and choke on your caviar (or otherwise interrupts whatever you are doing) then take some action.



Sign the online petition here - http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/royal-cleaners.html.



Then drop your MP an email and ask them to sign Early Day Motion 1696 (http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-11/1696) to support the Royal cleaners. You can contact your MP online via http://www.writetothem.com/.





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1 comment:

Andy Walker said...

Mike Gapes MP has come out in support of the cleaners see www.labourchadwell.co.uk