We are at a crucial stage of the supermarket watchdog campaign, with the Government due to make a decision early in November.
Which is why on this rainy Tuesday morning, 6 ActionAid campaigners joined War on Want, Traidcraft, and Friends of the Earth outside the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Dressed as farmers being squeezed by the supermarket businessmen, we aimed to show how suppliers in the UK and overseas are being squeezed by the unfair practises of our supermarkets. Workers make 38p an hour for Tesco - it's not enough.
Eight out of ten shoppers want a supermarket watchdog. The Competition Commission findings recommend the necessity for regulating the supermarkets and Waitrose, Aldi and M&S have all publicly said that they not opposed to the idea; Lord Mandelson must make a decision to bring it in.
We need legally binding rules in place to ensure that companies behave responsibly wherever they work to benefit poor communities and the environment. And hey: the running costs of an Ombudsman would be the same as what supermarkets snaffle up in their tills in less than 6 minutes.There is still time to TAKE ACTION NOW