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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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Kill The Bill Protest Planned in Worcester This Saturday

We have been informed of the final details for a Kill the Bill protest in Worcester this Saturday. This event will be a chance for the community to come together to oppose the implementation of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. We are advised this will be a socially distant event, with participants asked to bring masks, hand sanitiser

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Opinion: After years of financial struggles, it will take more than vaccines to save the local live music scene

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a devastating blow to many industries. The jeopardy that sectors such as retail and hospitality have faced has repeatedly come under the media spotlight, with the government responding to this with “bounce back” loans and employee furlough schemes. While these loans and schemes have not gone far enough to prevent the highest rate of unemployment

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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 same—a continuation of austerity

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