Week beginning 30th April 2018
At the public meeting last weekend a member of the public gave us a letter from Richard Drax, MP for Dorset South, which condescendingly dismissed all the issues we raise in our campaign. We handed that and our response to Dorset Eye. Read the article here
Dorset Echo reported on our public meeting at the Old Town Hall – see here
28th April – Wessex FM
Local radio station Wessex FM have been very good to us here at WeyPAW. See their article promoting our public meeting here
9/3/2018 – Mirror investigation
Not strictly about WeyPAW this time but an investigation in the national newspaper showed that 179 major national companies have been fined for not paying their workers the Minimum Wage. Hotel chain Marriott, and food chain Wagamama and TGI Fridays topped the list.
“The trio were among 179 employers that also include football clubs Birmingham City, Yeovil Town and Premier League Stoke City and rugby clubs St Helens and London Irish.” Read more here
6/3/18 – Radio Solent discusses antisocial behaviour in Weymouth
“Pete Barrow becomes our first guest editor and asks ‘What can be done to tackle anti-social behaviour in Weymouth’
“A new campaign in South Dorset is highlighting the problem of poverty wages.
Following news that average wages in Weymouth & Portland are now the lowest in the UK, Weymouth & Portland – Action on Wages (WeyPAW) has been established to investigate the causes of poverty pay and to promote policies for change…” Click here to read more
Petition launched in support of campaign against borough’s ‘poverty wages’ –
“A petition has been launched to support a campaign in Weymouth and Portland calling for urgent action to tackle ‘poverty wages’.
It comes after it was revealed that Weymouth and Portland has the lowest average weekly wage in the UK…” Read more here
Campaign group call to end poverty wages in Weymouth and Portland “
“Campaigners in Weymouth and Portland are calling for an end to poverty wages in the area – now the lowest in the UK.
The group, Weymouth and Portland Action on Wages (WeyPAW), has been established to investigate the causes of poverty pay and to promote policies for change….” Read more on the Echo website
LETTER: Weymouth’s wage crisis is unacceptable
“Richard Drax’s response to our WeyPAW demonstration fails totally to touch on Weymouth having the lowest wages in the country.
Not a mention that in order to attract businesses the fact they can pay so little is sometimes crucial….” Read more here
LETTER: Give us all a pay rise!
Regarding the Weymouth and Portland low pay campaign, I am appalled to see a number of comments that actively support low wages.
Let’s look at three of them:… Read more here