Archive | November, 2012

Justice Mail 17th November 2012

Dear Justice Mail Friends

Tax dodging has been in the news again this week. The scale of tax avoidance by international names such as Facebook, Starbucks and Amazon has been exposed. Some MPs are now calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry into these practices. If we act now, we can get more MPs to join them.

Use Church Action on Poverty’s link below to ask your MP to speak out on Tax Dodging.

Cheers

Mike Cross
All Saints Kings Heath

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Justice Mail: 2nd Nov 2012

Dear Justice Mail Friends

Supermarkets wield enormous power over the farmers and suppliers that want to sell the products we buy every day, by dictating terms and agreements to suit their profit margins. These pressures often get passed on…

to workers in the form of low wages, long hours and poor working conditions.

Traidcraft State: after a long campaign by Traidcraft and others, we are very close to having a watchdog (the Groceries Code Adjudicator) that will help hold supermarkets to account for how they treat their suppliers. The Bill to set up the supermarkets watchdog is making its way through parliament – we’re nearly there!

Use the Traidcraft link below to email Jo Swinson, the minister responsible for setting up the watchdog, and call on her to give it the power it needs to be effective: the power to fine.

http://www.traidcraft.co.uk/get_involved/campaign/watchdog_take_action_email_jo_swinson

Mike Cross
All Saints
Kings Heath

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