The last few months have been tragic and unsettling with many families’ worlds turned upside down. Millions of workers have had to negotiate with their employers through the pandemic – matters of life and death like safe working practices and PPE as well as issues like redundancy, furlough, homeworking and childcare. These are challenging conversations … Read More
Billionaires are not inevitable (18-05-20) “Our secret superpower is our ability to cooperate”. Not my words, but from a great new book, Human kind : A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman. You may remember him, he’s the guy who called out the super-rich at Davos last year, telling them to pay their taxes. And wondering … Read More
Films on international worker movements – including on Tyneside and Northumberland.
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
Remembrance is an act of solidarity (week commencing 27 April 2020) “Remembering the dead, fighting for the living”. That’s the message from International Workers’ Memorial Day which falls tomorrow. It’s never been more relevant. Did you know that every year more people are killed at work than in war? Most don’t die of ‘tragic accidents’ … Read More
Brian Singer, Vice-Chair (Membership), Hexham CLP The corona virus pandemic is having a damaging effect on society. Already, around the world, thousands of people have lost their lives and hundreds of thousands have been infected, and healthcare systems are at breaking point. So far there is no vaccine in sight; it is still in the … Read More
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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.
Campaigning for a Labour government – Saturday Nov 16th Canvass in Carlisle – key Tory marginal majority 2599 Cars from Newcastle Contact: Punita Goodfellow – tel. 078761 31208 2 car spaces available from Kirkwhelpington or nearby. Contact Chris Easton Train from Newcastle 9-23, calling at Prudhoe 9-41, Hexham 9-54, Haltwhistle 10-13 arrive Carlisle 10-44 Contact: … Read More
A number of local Labour Party members and supporters and Facebook users have contacted the Vote Penny Grennan Facebook page about the ‘Best for Britain’ Tactical Voting Website. The election in the Hexham Constituency is a straight ‘2 horse race’ between the Tories and the Labour Party. However, the local Lib Dems have started … Read More
MEMBERS of the community will work together to rid the Allen Valleys of single use plastic. Aiming for plastic free status was just one of the targets of a newly formed climate action committee dedicated to tackling climate change on a local level. Spearheaded by our very own John Hill, the committee will be made … Read More
Conservative MPs are almost five times as likely to vote against climate action than legislators from other parties, a Guardian analysis of 16 indicative parliamentary divisions over the past decade has revealed. The Tories also registered many more donations, shares, salaries, gifts and tickets to sporting events from fossil fuel companies, petrostates, aviation companies … Read More
The police force in Northumbria has lost over 1,100 officers since 2010 because of the Conservative Government’s budget cuts. It was one of the forces to be hit worst by funding reductions across the country. Nationally, the Tories have cut billions in funding the police, leading to the loss of tens of thousands of … Read More
The Tories have slashed £1 billion from youth services. Our young people deserve better than this. Our young people deserve a Labour Government that will invest in them and their future. Youth services – like youth clubs, youth centres and counselling for young people – are absolutely vital in our communities. The benefits of youth work … Read More
Jeremy Corbyn meets Newcastle United supporters and criticises “bad owners” such as billionaire businessman, Mike Ashley. Football clubs are part of the social fabric that binds us together. They are too important to be left in the hands of bad owners. Under Labour, fans will have a say in how their clubs are run.
As Johnson and the CONservatives offer more tax cuts to the rich and multinational corporations … Labour confirm they’ll scrap Universal Credit This is what putting people before privilege looks like. Putting the humanity back into British society, where the Tories and Lib Dems have stripped it away. We can end the hunger and the … Read More