Tynedale: Campaign steps up
Published at 07:40, Wednesday, 23 January 2013
FARM workers are stepping up a campaign against a wage reform which they say will erode their living standards.
Protests were made at an Oxford conference addressed by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson.
In a pre-Christmas announcement, Mr Paterson said the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) would be abolished this year.
The Unite union said the board offered important safeguards to farm workers.
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