Northumberland County Council Tory leadership recently launched a consultation on a new budget. They say they are looking to make ‘around £8m in savings’, and that they’re having to make the cuts ‘because of COVID’. Is that the extent of the cuts they want to make? No. Read on. And anyway: didn’t government ministers say … Read More
Bywell Ward has selected Holly Waddell to be their candidate in the Northumberland County Council elections in May 2021 Holly has grown up in the Bywell Ward, worked in local businesses and attended the local schools. She has campaigned on issues affecting the local community and is actively involved in it.
Angie Scott is the local council candidate for Prudhoe North. Says Angie: “I am delighted to have been selected to be the Labour candidate for Prudhoe North in the Northumberland County Council elections in May 2021. I am totally passionate about Prudhoe North, and so proud of Prudhoe, as I was brought up in Halfway, … Read More
As a former trade union education officer, I saw the real difference this fund makes by Lilian Greenwood, Labour MP, Nottingham South “We must invest in skills, we must invest in further education”. This was the prime minister’s message to the country when he launched the Lifetime Skills Guarantee on September 29. Yet less than … Read More
Released: 03 Dec 2020 Building solidarity and workers’ power 1. Throughout history trade unions have been at the forefront of the struggle against the far right and its attempts to divide working people using narratives of hate and blame. Drawing on our core values of unity, equality and solidarity, we will strengthen existing links and build … Read More
Issue date: 24 Nov 2020 TUC calls on government to urgently rethink proposal to axe Union Learning Fund Scrapping the scheme will undermine the government’s “levelling up” agenda, warns new report The funding should be reinstated at the Spending Review, says TUC The TUC has today (Tuesday) called on the government to urgently rethink its decision to axe the Union Learning Fund (ULF). … Read More
Issue date: 30 Nov 2020 1 in 7 say that monitoring and surveillance at work has increased since Covid-19 crisis began Tech must be used to improve working lives not to “rob workers of their dignity”, says union body TUC launches taskforce of unions and legal experts to look at protections for workers The TUC … Read More
Local news from around Prudhoe – Christmas has come early this year, thanks to Angie Scott.
Carry on Conservatives – caper in County Council Hall
Hexham CLP’s General Committee meeting on 22 October 2020, unanimously passed a historic motion in support of the rights of Palestinians. The motion seeks to require the fund-managers at Northumberland Council Local Government Pension Scheme to divest from companies which profit from the continued illegal settlements in Palestinian territories. Companies such as HSBC aid the … Read More
The dedicated and skilled staff who risk their lives every day to care for the elderly and infirm both in care homes and in their local communities are at last getting the recognition and respect that they deserve. But these heroes of the Covid19 pandemic remain at the bottom of the pile when it comes … Read More
People will have heard of more deaths in the private care sector in Newcastle today. For info, much of the adult care (care homes and home care) is commissioned by councils not NHS – though sometimes a combination. Most of this provision is made by private sector low waged workers, who are employed … Read More
The new improved Dialogue system is up and running. Hexham CLP is running almost daily group sessions. Or you can choose to work from the comfort of your own home at times that suit you. You can select who to speak to in whichever ward. It costs you nothing. Watch the training video.
With the election of Jeremy Corbyn as party leader, Hexham CLP has gone from strength to strength. It has attracted new members, and built a body of campaigners and activists that any constituency party would be proud of. In the general election of 2017 a well organised local Labour campaign came closer to catching Opperman … Read More
Climate Change Local Solutions to Global Issues Tuesday 15th October 7.30pm Hexham Community Centre, Gilsgate NE46 3NP Come along and get involved!
Thanks to Labour Party activists and supporters for helping campaign in Ponteland on Saturday. A really positive response was received. Thanks to the Post Box Café was their warm hospitality too! www.postboxcoffee.com
Street stalls in Hexham, Ovingham and Haltwhistle … Lots of help offered, support given and conversations had.