We would like to express our solidarity with the UK Uncut Starbucks protesters.

It is an outrage that multimillion-pound international corporations can avoid paying tax through legal loopholes, while Chancellor George Osbourne unleashed some of the most devastating attacks on ordinary people in his autumn statement.

It is through exposing tax dodging like this, that we can raise public awareness.

We are appalled that Starbucks seeks to recoup their “tax donation” off the backs of their staff by slashing paid breaks and sick pay.

We urge Starbucks workers to reject these changes and contact York TUC for assistance.

R.Goscinski, Member of executive, York & District Trades Union Council (TUC) Keble Drive, Bishopthorpe, York.