Jillian Creasy gave a rousing speech at the rally for jobs on Friday
I am a Councillor in the Green Group on Sheffield City Council, I am the Green Party candidate for Central constituency and I am a member of Unite.
I am really pleased to see so many people here demonstrating for decent wages and against privatisation.
If you are fed up with the the three main parties, you can vote Green. On the Council, we ARE the third party, there are no Tories in the Town Hall now.
The Green Party is the only one to be advocating more public spending to get us out of recession. We say that the ONLY way to get us out of the economic and environmental crisis is to invest the jobs that will rebuild society and make it sociallly just and environmentally sustainable.
As Councillors, we have called for a Living Wage – not just a minimum wage but a wage which allows people to live decently. We had cross party support for a report into implementing this, but we have now been told the report has been delayed until after the Pay and Grading has been implemented … surprise, surprise!
We are vehemently against privatisation in all it’s forms – contracting out of council services, PFI schemes and letting private health providers cherry pick services from our dear old NHS. I am a doctor and I have seen the damage that has caused.
So, as a Green, I congratulate everyone who has come today and urge you to continue these demonstrations.
Topics: Central, City Wide, Employment, Jillian Creasy, Privatisation