Category Archives: Activism

Worcestershire County Council Declare Climate Emergency

Earlier this month, Worcestershire County Council declared a climate emergency and pledged to try and meet a target of reaching net carbon neutrality by 2050. This is after the Conservative-led council declined to declare a climate emergency back in 2019. Both the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats pledged before May’s elections that they would declare a climate emergency and once

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Palestinian Solidarity Rally Planned In Worcester

Free Palestine Worcestershire have offered local people an opportunity to show their solidarity with the Palestinian people at a demonstration on the 29th of May. In the wake of recent events in the region, those sympathetic to the Palestinian cause have held events around the world to show its support for Palestinians and their struggle. Over 100,000 people marched for

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CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION GROUP SETS UP COMMUNITY PROJECT FOR WYRE FOREST RESIDENTS

A local climate change action group called Wyre Forest Green Alliance have set up the Art 4 Planet Earth project and have asked Wyre Forest residents for their submissions. The Wyre Forest Green Alliance is an organisation which includes Transition Kidderminster, Transition Bewdley and Friends of the Earth. The alliance formed to work with local authorities to achieve local, sustainable

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Unite the Union Launch Campaign to End ‘Fire and Rehire”

Britain’s largest union is calling on the government to outlaw ‘fire and rehire’,  with one in 10 workers in the UK being threatened with the tactic by employers. The practice, already banned in Spain and France, has been used by employers to force through detrimental changes to workers’ pay and their terms and conditions. Whilst a simple change to employment

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THIRTY-FIVE LOCAL CANDIDATES SIGN THE WORKERS’ PLEDGE AHEAD OF LOCAL ELECTIONS

Thirty-Five candidates have now signed Unite the Union Herefordshire and Worcestershire Branch’s Workers’ Pledge ahead of Thursday’s Local Elections. Candidates from all of the elections taking place this week across our two counties have supported Unite’s request to stand by workers and their right to join a union if elected as a Councillor. The local Unite Branch’s Workers’ Pledge asked

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