Campaigners trying to save a board which sets the wages of thousands of agricultural workers will dress up as badgers today to stage a protest outside a Government building.
Unite has warned that scrapping the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) in England and Wales would 'plunge' 150,000 people towards poverty.
Activists will demonstrate outside a meeting of the board at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in central London to draw attention to the closure of consultations on the proposals on November 12th.
Unite says that a total of 154,000 workers rely on the AWB to maintain some sort of income on which to bring up their families. They say the abolition of the AWB will see £140 million a year lifted from low-paid workers and be kept by the employers.