Day of Action against poverty
On March 22nd, Woking Labour mounted a Day of Action in the town centre for a Surrey Living Wage and against zero hours contracts, poverty wages and loan sharks.
Between 1997 and 2008 the lowest-paid 10% saw their incomes rise by nearly 35%, but since then their earnings have fallen in real terms by a similar amount (Sunday Times report, 9/3/14). In Woking, with Surrey living costs second only to London, the huge rises in house prices, rents and public transport affect us even more.
The photo shows, left to right, Mohammed Ilyas Raja, Liz Evans and other members of Woking Labour. M. Ilyas Raja is standing for Maybury and Sheerwater in the Borough Elections on May 22nd. Download the latest election leaflet here.