The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51709   Message #789395
Posted By: Big Tim
23-Sep-02 - 03:18 AM
Thread Name: BS: (UK Only) Anyone going to today's march?
Subject: RE: BS: 9UK Only) Anyone going to todays march?
Liz, I think you've nailed one there re low rural wages. My kids once worked for an organic producer (who had been educated at Rodean!)and got 50p an hour. This though is, to repeat myself, driven by economics: people want cheap food: the supermarkets want to please their customers: so prices and wages at the beginning of the chain, crop picking for example, are driven down and down. Basically, as a society of "consumers", we are far too bloody selfish and mean. I mean, the firemen are now wanting £30000 a year to sit around watching porn videos or sleeping, literally, half the time.