Justice and Peace Petitions



There is a new petition

“Claps don’t pay the bills – give all NHS workers a 15% pay rise #NHSPay15”

Our goal is to reach 500,000 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:    http://chng.it/vM8BXbvgHx


A petition to stop the government cutting UK aid to those who need it.




Oil giant Total is about to build one of the biggest oil pipelines in the world — right through the heart of Africa!

It will rip through some of the most important elephant, lion and chimpanzee reserves on Earth, displace thousands of local people, and tip the whole planet ever closer to full-blown climate catastrophe.

Local communities are doing all they can to fight the project, but they’re up against one of the most powerful companies on Earth, and they need help to turn this into a Standing Rock in Africa. Our movement can be that help!







Living Wage Week 2020 - Stand up for care workers
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Today, thousands of people will get a boost in pay as a new Living Wage rate comes into force.

The real Living Wage, which is calculated independently of the Government, is a lifeline for people who work for the 7,000 accredited Living Wage employers in the UK. It’s based on what it actually costs to pay for everyday essentials like food and heating.

 Here’s how much workers stand to earn:

Map showing increase in the real Living Wage rates — £9.50 per hour nationally and £10.85 per hour in London

But right now, half a million care workers on the frontline of this pandemic won’t earn anywhere near this amount.

Care workers are literally risking their lives to care for our loved ones, working day and night. But many are trapped in “in-work poverty”, where they struggle to make ends meet despite working full-time.

Can you write to your MP today and ask them if they think care workers deserve to be paid a real Living Wage?

My work in the Olympic Park, in an area with some of the highest levels of deprivation in the UK shows that you can’t achieve sustainable communities if local incomes don’t meet local costs – like the huge housing costs families face in East London.

Across the country, Citizens UK is successfully challenging low pay and affordable housing shortages. But in the case of care worker wages – we need Government action as well.

As politicians come out in droves to celebrate employers who do the right thing during Living Wage Week 2020, there’s no better time to call on MPs to prioritise proper wages for social care workers.

It’s powerful to see thousands of faith and community leaders and civil society organisations signing a petition from Citizens UK to the UK Government who can invest the extra funding needed in social care.

But the pressure we exert this week is crucial. Consider this our way of putting every politician on notice at a time when media attention is focused on the economy and the new wage rates.

 In the lead up to Christmas, Citizens UK will be publishing the names of every MP who echoes our call to give workers in social care a real Living Wage.

Will we hear your MP say that care workers are #WorthTheMoney?

Let’s hope we do.