On route to fringe on future of trade unions
On route to fringe on future of trade unions
This is something you don’t hear that often. Or rather thank you to the Southern Rail workers in Brighton station who found my suitcase this morning that I had stupidly left behind on the train yesterday evening on route to Labour Party conference.
I arrived last night in Brighton for conference and started badly by managing to leave my suitcase on the train. By the time I realised and ran back to the station (apologies for ignoring colleagues on the way) the train was on its way back to Bedford….
UNISON’s petition calling on the government to scrap the pay cap is getting close to the 100,000-signature mark.Over 73,000 people have signed the petition on the government website in less than two weeks; if it reaches the 100,000-mark the government will be under significant pressure to…
Yesterday evening I attended a meeting of SERTUC International Committee at Congress House.
One of the guest speakers was Professor Iwan Morgan who gave an excellent presentation on Trumps America.
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Councillor’s Report to Custom House Branch Labour Party September 2017.
Former Olympic Stadium Stratford
I have been approached by a few Party members concerned about the stories they have seen in the local press about the apparent loss of the £40 million Newham Council investment in the stadium,…
As reported here I was really pleased at this debate and the unanimous decision of full council to support.
“MOTION REGARDING THE CURRENT SITUATION IN MYANMAR
PROPOSER – CLLR SALIM PATEL
SECOND – CLLR MAS PATEL
That Newham Council,
– having regard to the Report of the United Nations High…
REMINDER: Tom Copley, GLA lead on Housing speaking this Thursday 20 September 7-9pm at Eat 16 Cafe, St Luke’s Community Centre, Canning Town, E16 1HN
1. Welcome & introductions
2. Talk: Grenfell Tower & the future of social housing…
“This Council expresses alarm at the rise in antisemitism in recent years across the UK. This includes incidents when criticism of Israel has been expressed using anti-Semitic tropes. Criticism of Israel can be legitimate, but not if it employs the tro…
See below today’s blog post by Newham Council Cabinet member, Cllr Rachel Tripp, on the controversy regarding the “The Stadium loan”. Also, my questions on this subject that have been sent to the Newham Full Council meeting being held tomorrow.
I want to write a…
nuf said. h/t Franzi & Lily Allen
Off message but recommend this marvellous recent summer holiday walk, 11k (4 hours-ish) alongside Madeiran Levadas (irrigation water channels) in stunning mountain countryside.
Madeira is an Atlantic Portuguese Island off the coast of Africa and a li…
I am very pleased that John Healey MP, the Labour Party Shadow Minister for Housing & Planning has agreed to be our guest speaker at our branch Labour Link AGM at House of Commons on Wednesday 26 October 2017.
Due to limited space invite &…
This evening I got a tweet from Barclays Wealth Managemen with this picture saying “Our latest #ProsperityMap finds that the UK millionaire population grew by 7.6% year-on-year, up to 625,000”.
I replied “and 8% of UK adults don’t have enough money fo…
Last week at Forest Gate North Labour Party meeting the Newham Executive Advisor on Housing, Cllr Terry Paul, gave a briefing on the Council response so far which he is happy to share.
“The tragic fire at Grenfell Tower occurred on the 14 June 2017.
A newsletter is going out tomorrow to all UNISON members in my employer thanking national organisers, Barney Wakefield and Louise Baldock for all their support during the past 12 months. They have done a fantastic job supporting me as Convenor, other r…
(Speech on Motion 3 Building a new housing consensus)
Conroy Lawrence, UNISON, moving motion 3.
Congress. I work at Lewisham Hospital in London.
Like all of you, I see members struggling with impossible choices at the end of the…
Now in Brighton for TUC annual conference. I will be trying as usual to post on speeches and fringes.
Congress started for UNISON with a delegation meeting at 3pm where we decided our policy on motions, agreed speakers and support for the General Coun…
I have submitted this motion from my UNISON branch to West Ham Labour Party GC for this years conference.
“Conference notes that CPIH inflation stands at 2.6%, according to ONS data released on August 15th.
Conference notes that this means publi…
A lovely tribute in a maiden speech to Parliament by new Labour MP, Rosie Duffield, to Newham’s youngest Councillor, Seyi Akiwowo, “who has endured, fought back against and now campaigns against the lowest form of racial abuse…”