A cross section of Cornish Talent will be supporting A TUC ‘Rally for Fair Pay’ on Lemon Quay next Saturday 21st October.
The event which is co-organised by Cornwall Trades Council and Regional and National TUC will see the artists from across Cornwall play alongside local and national speakers, calling for a pay rise for Cornish Workers.
Cornwall’s workers earn an average of £100/week less than their counterparts in other parts of the UK, with ‘wage freezes’ on public sector workers and across workplaces contributing to a shortfall in pay-packets of another thousand pounds plus.
The rally will hear from Cornish workers and community representatives as well local Union reps- joined by national Campaigners, culminating with Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the National TUC.
Music will play before the speakers kick off at 12.30. starting with Eddie Farrell of the ‘Farrell Family band’, playing as a solo artist, followed by local favourites the ‘Whippletree Ceilidh Band’. It is hoped a Samba band will lead a short procession and after Frances O’Grady brings the speakers to a close in the afternoon, entertainment will be provided by Cornwall’s own Socialist Folk-Rock outfit; the Tribunes.
The organisers are hoping this varied and diverse line-up will provide a fitting start to the half term, bringing a little ‘solidarity’ to Cornwall’s hard pressed families.