After a successful public meeting the weekend before, so the foot soldiers of WeyPAW went to work on a soggy Saturday in Weymouth’s town centre, bringing the campaign to give the people of Weymouth and Portland a pay rise to those who most need it.
Five and a half of us (including a two year old girl) were out on the street at Saturday lunchtime engaging with the public with the need for everyone to get a pay rise.
Despite our soggy leaflets, we were well received by many people, young and old alike. It certainly warmed our hearts to see such a decent response from the public, even as they dashed between the shops to get out of the rain!
Wars aren’t won through angry letters in the press and chasing MPs up the street (however amusing that may be…) but through winning the hearts and minds of those who live in and around the area.
- Is it fair that the residents of Weymouth and Portland are paid the least in the country by a large margin?
- Is it right that those who ‘create the value’ of a company by owning and managing it should rip off those who actually bring the money in through illegal working practices?
- Is it right that those in power should justify the allegations above as being a necessity to keep their friends in mansions and super cars?
All people want is fair pay for the work they do. For those who employ them to obey the law. You may feel your role is important as the MD or CEO, but your business has no value without those who pull your pints, clean your rooms, deliver your parcels or serve your tables. Please just remember that when you go to work every morning: those you employ are the business in the eyes of those who interact with it. Value them and your business will improve its value too.
We say again: Weymouth and Portland need a pay rise!