TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber will today (Saturday) call on the Government to end poverty wages and pledge an extra £3 billion in benefits and tax credits to help millions of families out of poverty.
The Wales TUC will call on the UK Government to take the last chance to keep its promise to halve child poverty across the UK by 2010 at a meeting which brings together key campaigners at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay, Thursday 28 August 2008.
Responding to the most recent Government figures on child poverty released today (Tuesday) TUC Regional Secretary Roger McKenzie said: “The increase in the number of children living in poverty is disappointing.
Responding to the most recent Government figures on child poverty released today (Tuesday) Wales TUC Head of Policy and Campaigns, Derek Walker said: “The increase in the number of children living in poverty is disappointing.”
The Wales TUC is highlighting its campaign to end child poverty as part of the End Child Poverty Month of Action following fears that current Government spending commitments will fail to meet the target to halve child poverty by 2010.