- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
LAMPETER resident Ryan Jones delivered a keynote speech at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay last week (1 May) to mark International Workers’ Day.
The Dyfed-Powys Police community support officer (PCSO) met Mid and West AM Joyce Watson and deputy skills minister Jeff Cuthbert. He talked about his role defending workers’ rights as a UNISON union representative.
Speaking shortly after the event, Mrs Watson, said:
“Ryan spoke passionately about how low wages and high childcare costs are putting increasing pressure on rural families like his.
“Ryan’s trade union has fought successfully to protect pay, but elsewhere working people are being hit by a double whammy of falling incomes and higher living costs. That is why workers’ representatives are as important today as they ever have been.
“The recent tragedy in Bangladesh, where hundreds of textile workers were killed when the building they were working in collapsed, is a terrible reminder of what can happen when profits come before people. In our globalised world, where clothes made in Bangladesh are sold on Welsh high streets, we cannot ignore the struggle for international workers’ rights. ”
Caption: Deputy Minister for Skills Jeff Cuthbert AM, Ryan Jones, and Joyce Watson AM at the Senedd, Cardiff Bay
For more information contact Joyce Watson’s office on 02920 898972 or on www.joycewatson.co.uk.