What this campaign is about
Getting money back into people’s pockets is essential to securing a strong recovery. Sustainable economic growth depends on fairer pay for ordinary workers and smaller bonuses for the super rich.
What we want to achieve
With people facing the biggest squeeze on their incomes since Victorian times, and official figures showing that wages have fallen in real terms every year since 2010, the TUC believes that as growth returns to the UK economy, everyone should get to share in the recovery.
The TUC is calling for:
- a properly enforced statutory minimum wage
- higher statutory minimum wages for employers who can afford to pay more
- increased commitment to the living wage
- a crackdown on excessive executive pay
What have we achieved so far
The TUC meets regularly with government to ensure that targets for reducing unemployment and increasing pay are being met. Visit the TUC website to find out the latest on this campaign.
In autumn 2014 Nautilus members took part in a mass demonstration organised by the TUC under the banner of Britain Needs a Pay Rise. It took place on Saturday 18 October 2014, and began with a march through central London, culminating in a rally in Hyde Park.
If you would like to join fellow Nautilus members on future campaign marches, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TUC has a number of other ways in which UK union members can get involved in the campaign. Visit the Britain Needs a Pay Rise site to find out how you can get involved today.