Youth Rates Picket Against Labour.
A picket was held today calling for labout to support sue bradfords bill to get rid of youth rates. The picket was a response to a long silence by the labour party and a failure for the so called "workers party" to take a strong stand for young workers. Someone had told the labour party the picket was planned so when we got their the office was locked up, in response messages were left in chalk for the staff to read and pass on in the morning.The picket gained a high level of support from passing motorists and public who were leafleted. This action calling on labour to support workers rights was seen by thousands of people in rush hour traffic and comes at a time when labour are laready under the spotlight. Police were noticeably absent and may have been told not to make a scene out of the protest. Actions calling for labour to abolish youth rates are planned in future as the date for voting on sue bradfords bill draws nearer. Their was a good cross union presence at the picket with solidarity and unite present as well as various union members. This is a fight for all young workers and labour will be targeted until they state their support for the abolishment of youth rates.