Deputy Mayor supports public sector strike

16 October 2003

"London is a city that is increasingly expensive to live in; it's also a city of both low pay and extreme wealth. Greens believe there is a need to make sure that those who look after the capital and provide our essential services can afford to live in London," said Jenny.

"The last thing London needs is for ordinary workers to be priced out of the city. The high cost of living in the capital means that many public sector workers are only just getting by. An increase in London Weighting to £4,000 is needed to reflect the real costs of living in London. London must not be allowed to become a city for the well-off few," Jenny concluded.

Jenny spoke at the recent CWU and Unison rally held today.

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