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  • Comment Featured Grahame Morris: Helping the Waspi women would cost less than bombing Syria

    Grahame Morris: Helping the Waspi women would cost less than bombing Syria

    Across Britain some 3.8 million women are affected by the increase to the state pension age. Though there is a good deal of sympathy for the aim of equalising the retirement age, what has taken place in practice has been appallingly unjust. Raising the pension age for women, often with little notice and sometimes failing to notify people of the changes at all, is a recipe for disaster. The Institute for Fiscal Studies believe the changes have increased poverty rates […]

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  • Europe Featured Local Government News Seats and Selections Unions What were the most read stories on LabourList this week?

    What were the most read stories on LabourList this week?

    Poll blow as Labour slips behind Tories and May stretches lead over Corbyn Council by-elections: Labour vote soars in Greater London seat Jon Ashworth: Toxic privatisation agenda destroys the soul of our NHS Exclusive: Shortlist for Cities of London and Westminster selection Labour pick child poverty expert to unseat Tory Brexiteer Philip Davies The desire help create a better life for all burns within us – Corbyn speech at UN Unite lodges complaint with Labour over postal votes in Watford […]

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  • Comment Featured The cruelty of universal credit represents how the Tories betrayed the north

    The cruelty of universal credit represents how the Tories betrayed the north

    The Tory government has failed the north of England on transport links, policing, health, industrial innovation and the environment. Greater Manchester is the epitome of neglect. Despite the Labour Party’s warnings, the government’s apathy and complacency towards everyday problems continued in the Budget. Labour has often pointed out the inefficiency and the slow pace of the promised devolution in core policy areas. The department for transport went back on its promise to electrify the line between Manchester and Leeds, several […]

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  • Comment Featured Unions Manuel Cortes: Virgin has one rule for richer workers and another for poorer staff

    Manuel Cortes: Virgin has one rule for richer workers and another for poorer staff

    TSSA apologises unreservedly to all passengers adversely affected by our industrial action today. But the company have really upset their workforce by awarding such different pay rises. We’re obviously happy for the drivers that they have had a decent settlement, but our members this that they too should be deserving of a little more than a stand still inflation pay rise too. You get the level of the upset it’s caused when you realise that drivers are at the high […]

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  • Featured Local Government News Council by-elections: Labour loses one seat in midlands marginal

    Council by-elections: Labour loses one seat in midlands marginal

    Labour slipped back slightly as it lost one council seat in the final round of by-elections this year. Jeremy Corbyn’s party could not hold to its ward in Newcastle-under-Lyme, where the Tories scored a narrow win, but comfortably retained four other seats. The Commons constituency of Newcastle-under-Lyme is a highly marginal seat where Labour MP Paul Farrelly has a majority of just 30. More follows later….   Westward Ho! (Torridge) result: Independent gain from Conservative Independent: 46.9 per cent (+46.9) […]

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