Protesters in King’s Lynn say Britain Needs a Pay Rise

More than 50 people joined a protest in King’s Lynn demanding the government to end the public secto

More than 50 people joined a protest in Kings Lynn demanding the government to end the public sector pay freeze. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

More than 50 people joined a protest in King's Lynn demanding the government to end the public sector pay freeze.

Organised by North West Norfolk Labour Party secretary Jo Rust, demonstrators gathered in The Walks before marching through the town centre to the Tuesday Market Place.

The Britain Needs a Pay Rise rally on Saturday, October 28, was attended by Labour MEP for the East of England Alex Mayer.

Ms Mayer said: 'It has been 10 years since we had the economic crash caused by the bankers, we were told at the time we needed to be more competitive but what they really meant was austerity.'

She added that austerity has lead to job losses, including in Norwich's Britvic and Unilever factories.

Chris Jenkinson, regional secretary of Unison, said: 'As living costs are increasing our public service workers are struggling to get from one payday to the next.'