Author Archives: Dan Roberts

Worcester City Councillors Call on the Government to Scrap Section 21

A motion brought forward by Labour Councillors Lynn Denham and Roger Berry calling on the Government to abolish Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 was passed with limited controversy by fellow Councillors at the full Worcester City Council meeting on 30 March. Whilst other motions sparked widespread debate across parties, included those on drug policy and the recent protests

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Worcester TUC: Sunak’s Budget Fails Working People

Worcester Trades Union Council (WTUC) have expressed their concern that the budget released by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the 3 March fails to address concerns raised by unions. The local Trades Council, which is made up of Trade Union branches across the city, have branded Rishi Sunak’s budget as being merely more of the sameβ€”a continuation of austerity

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Cllr Lynn Denham Interview: Equality and Diversity in Worcester

2020 was an important year in the fight for racial justice. Across the world protests against police brutality and institutional racism have sparked debates across society and within institutions about how we can all actively combat racism. Inspired by those protests, and the incredible work locally of Black Lives Matter Worcester, Councillor Lynn Denham has worked hard to implement practical

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Sign up for the TUC Young Workers’ Conference 2021

As previously reported by Worcestershire Transformed, the pandemic has hit young workers particularly hard. A concoction of low pay and precarious work has highlighted the importance of young workers joining Trade Unions and getting active within their branches. That is why this year’s TUC Young Workers’ Conference 2021 comes at an important time.  The online event will take place on

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Calls Grow for MPs to Take Action on the Forcing of Refugees into Unsafe Accommodation

Freedom From Torture, a charity which provides specialist psychological therapy to help asylum seekers and refugees who have survived torture, have called for the Home Secretary to take action on the forcing of refugees into unsafe old army barracks.  The group’s #CLOSETHEBARRACKS campaign calls on Priti Patel to stop housing asylum seekers and refugees, some of who are torture survivors

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