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Campaigners and trade unionists in Wales to stage modern-day hunger march

FOOD campaigners and trade unionists in Wales announced a modern-day hunger march yesterday, demanding government action to end food poverty.

Nearly 100 years ago, miners and other trade unionists set off from the Rhondda valley to London in the first hunger march. 

Rhondda Cynon Taf trades council’s AJ Le Brun said: “Like our forebears did in the 1920s, we are again suffering food insecurity and abject poverty. 

“In one of the richest countries in the world, that is an absolute disgrace.”

Communications union the CWU’s branch secretary Jason Richards said: “We call on people to join unions, charities and campaigners in Pontypridd on Saturday November 25 to support our right-to-food rally and hunger march.

“We will be calling on the UK government to take action to end food poverty.”

The campaigners say they are calling on Westminster to enshrine in law the right to food.

If you are interested in joining the marchers on their way in to Pontypridd, email [email protected].

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