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  • Featured News Labour sets out plans for £10 living wage to end Osborne’s pay “con”

    Labour sets out plans for £10 living wage to end Osborne’s pay “con”

    Labour today continues its wave of campaigning with a pledge to end the “unprecedented” squeeze on wages. Rebecca Long-Bailey said the party would would boost the pay packets of a quarter of British workers by introducing a real living wage. In some parts of the country, the benefit would be felt for more than 40 per cent of workers, with Labour’s research shows that real wages – pay packets adjusted for inflation – are still lower than they were before the financial […]

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  • Featured Local Government News Labour leaders from across the north team up to fight Tory transport betrayals

    Labour leaders from across the north team up to fight Tory transport betrayals

    Six key Labour leaders in the north of England have come together to set up a new body to speak up for the region in the wake of several Tory transport betrayals. The Labour council leaders and metro mayors met today to discuss the u-turn by transport secretary Chris Grayling over the Crossrail scheme for the Northern Powerhouse project. The group agreed to form a “Council of the North” to lobby Whitehall for spending on infrastructure. The local politicians said the […]

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  • Featured News Unions Boost for Corbyn as major trade union agrees to affiliate to Momentum

    Boost for Corbyn as major trade union agrees to affiliate to Momentum

    Labour’s fifth largest trade union has said it will affiliate to Momentum. The CWU, which is Britain’s largest communication workers union, is joining up with the pro-Corbyn campaigning organisation. The decision was made by the union’s NEC unanimously, the New Statesman reported, and now has to be approved at CWU’s conference. They hold the event in either April or May of each year. Dave Ward, the union’s general secretary, said: “The general election showed the value of Momentum as part […]

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  • Comment Europe Featured My father’s journey from Jamaica shows why Labour must invest in skills and give young people a chance to do better

    My father’s journey from Jamaica shows why Labour must invest in skills and give young people a chance to do better

    “With every challenge comes an opportunity” – former Labour home secretary John Reid, July 2013. The quote is one we all need to bear in mind as we face the huge challenge of Brexit and tackling skills shortages in our country. Whether you voted to leave or to remain (for the record I did the latter) it is clear that if our economy is to thrive then UK plc must make the most of all talents in our country. This provides […]

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  • Featured Local Government News Sadiq’s map reveals how some Londoners face 30 years of ill-health

    Sadiq’s map reveals how some Londoners face 30 years of ill-health

    Sadiq Khan has condemned as “unacceptable” the 30 years of illness which women in the poorest parts of London can expect to face as he published a new map showing vast gaps in health across the capital. The mayor spoke out as the new study showed London has the worst variation in health of anywhere in Britain. Women in Tower Hamlets can expect to live in ill health for 30 years, whereas the men of Enfield suffer just 11.7 years on […]

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