Despite massive national and international opposition, the UK Government is pushing ahead with its plans to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) which sets minimum pay and conditions for farmworkers. The existence of the Agricultural Wages Board ensures that agricultural workers know that there is a system in place to help them exercise their rights and address power imbalances between rural workers and employers.
The U.S. based agricultural workers’ union Unite, has this week stepped up protests and actions in solidarity. We ask that you also step up to protect workers' rights for all farmworkers.
The action is not limited to UK residents so please take a moment to add your name to the international petition.