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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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Home Office Consultation on “New Plan for Immigration”: Make Sure Your Opinion Is Heard

The Government have launched their “New Plan for Immigration” which sets out various proposals for changes to nationality, immigration and asylum law. Activists have called it ‘vague, cruel, unworkable and potentially unlawful’. The document is currently out for consultation until 06/05/2021 with Human Rights and Refugee charities imploring as many people as possible to voice their opposition to the plan.

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LOCAL UNION BRANCH ASKS COUNCIL CANDIDATES TO SIGN A NEW WORKERS’ PLEDGE

At a recent branch meeting, the Unite the Union Herefordshire and Worcestershire Branch voted to create a Workers’ Pledge to be distributed to all candidates in the upcoming local elections on the 6th of May. The branch is asking candidates to add their signatures to the pledge to promise to voters that they will represent the needs of workers and

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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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