This is the message we are taking to candidates in the General Election:
"Our aim is to ensure that everyone working or living in Lewisham receives at least the Living Wage and has a fair contract with decent employment rights and the right to join a trade union. Those unable to work or find employment should be supported by a social security system free from sanctions or ridicule. Everyone deserves a decent education and affordable accommodation.
We feel payment of the London Living Wage and fair contracts is an achievable step but we need your help. As well as campaigning for this, we aim to engage employers big and small across the borough to address any issues that need to be resolved.
This is an issue for the General Election and beyond. Legislation will of course help. Lewisham Trades Union Council believe positive steps can be taken now. We look forward to working with you.
Please contact us to discuss how to make Lewisham:
The Living Wage/Fair Contract borough"