Sheffield Equality Group

June news and notes

Next Equality Group meeting

Discussion on where next for the group after the summer break, and general chat about reducing income inequality. Meeting 7pm at Quaker Meeting House (just up from the Cathedral / Blue Moon) Thursday 14th July. All welcome.

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Links and campaigns

Co-Operatives fortnight starts this weekend – please sign the petition
http://uk.coop/yourstoshare/

Sheffield Uncut Teach-In: Saturday July 2nd, meeting 12 midday on the Town Hall steps
http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/actions/614

Get your MP to sign the Early Day Motion on Inequality (please note that Paul Bloomfeld has signed, Nick Clegg cannot sign EDMs, Meg Munn states that she does not sign them on principle!)
Early Day Motion on Income Equality (Equality Trust site)

IPPR report on beliefs about just rewards: http://tinyurl.com/ippr-gwwdr
More scientific evidence on the stress the pay gap causes: http://tinyurl.com/6826kad
Article on the role of the unions
TUC report on the ‘squeezed middle’ (pdf)
and a similar report from the resolution foundation (pdf)

Guardian podcast discussion on executive pay

Couple of informative graphs on international inequality – showing how the top 10% in the UK get nearly half the country’s income…
Income Inequality graphs