22 Feb 2008

Subject: Siân censored!

Subject: Siân censored!

From Gary Dunion, Chief Press Officer, in the Green campaign office

See the uncensored version of Siân's broadcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSSjGnj6g7k

Hi all,

Channel 4 have just screened our Political Slot film - sort of.

In the original film, Siân explained how Greens on the London Assembly won a big pay rise for cleaners in the Fire Brigade by using their power of the Mayor's budget to create the London Living Wage Unit.

But Channel 4 didn't want you to see that. So they cut it out.

They were happy to let us tell you about how we've introduced a scheme to provide advice on greening your home, and how we've won funding to increase the amount and quality of green space in East London. And those are great achievements - but why is it that we're not allowed to tell you that there's more to Green politics than the environment?

We don't know. But it has left us asking how many cleaners at Channel 4 are on poverty wages.

You can see the full, uncensored broadcast at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSSjGnj6g7k
-- and please help get the word out by sharing it and posting it on your profile.

Fortunately, not everyone wants to stop us fighting poverty pay - organisations including the NUS, Unite, UNISON, the Fawcett Society, and Oxfam have made Siân a Patron of the new Fair Pay Network, to be launched on Monday. Keep checking http://www.sianformayor.org.uk from next week for more details on that campaign, and on how to join in.

Thank you for all you do,


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