The Spirit Level Film

This campaign is going to be live for 6 weeks only from 21st May. The aim of this film is to build a campaign for greater equality, and it has the potential to make a big difference. Film has become one of the most effective ways of raising awareness, influencing public opinion and policy change: we want to do for the public understanding of the ways inequality damages us what An Inconvenient Truth did for the public understanding of climate change.

Please go to, forward, share, talk about, portray through interpretive dance, the film launch site

Films such as these are rarely funded by studios or broadcasters. However, this campaign wants to make a statement as much as it wants to raise money. We want as many people as possible to be part of it – as this will also show just how much public support there is for the issue and put pressure on politicians to move beyond lip-service to real policy change. We believe a better life is possible for all of us, and if we work together we can get the message out and make change happen.

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Watch More Television!

A very clear and watchable programme on tax avoidance

Resolution Foundation: What price a living wage? Argues there is no business case for pay below Living Wage in banks, construction, computing, food production. The average increase in the wage bill for listed companies in these sectors would be about 1% or less

Shareholders start to bite at executive pay as the Head of Aviva steps down after shareholder revolt and the Head of Trinity Mirror jumps before the push.

Sorry Nick, social mobility and austerity just don’t mix, an article by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

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Meetings

A Great British Street party at Nick’s
From 12 midday, Saturday 26th May, 85 Nethergreen Rd, Sheffield, S11 7EH.
UK Uncut pledge to bring our fight against cruel and cowardly austerity to Nick Clegg; the party is at Nick’s place in Sheffield, his constituency office, from midday. For more details go to the facebook event site.

Sheffield Equality Group
7pm Wednesday 6th June, Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, St James Street (just up from the Cathedral)
Living in a more equal society – a discussion about life in Finland, one of the most equal wealthy countries, with a long-time resident now living in the UK. Also talking about where next with the Fairness Commission and actions to highlight income inequality. Sheffield Equality Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month, all welcome.

Sheffield Fairness Commission
An open meeting to discuss gender inequalities and fairness for women
Tuesday 12th June at Sorby House, Spital Hill, Burngreave
This is an open meeting from 3pm to 5pm, to discuss the impact of gender inequalities. The results of the meeting will be provided to the Fairness Commission and will be considered when they make their recommendations for action in a few month’s time.
If you will be attending please contact Jo Stacey on 0114 2736920 – j.stacey@sheffield.gov.uk.

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