For every £1 spent on union-led training the economy gets nearly £13 back, new report reveals

2 December, 2020Campaigns, Featured, Home page featured, News, Trade Unions, Work, Economy & Environment

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

Community Wealth Building Event

6 December, 2019ARCHIVE, News, Work, Economy & Environment

Would you like to come to a training day that showcases some real-life community wealth building projects happening in the North East? Join the North of Tyne Mayor, Jamie Driscoll and guest speakers who have CWB specialist areas of expertise. Building on the success of our People, Pits and Politics Festival held in Durham in … Read More

Public Meeting on Climate Change

29 July, 2019Featured, News, Parliamentary Candidate, Work, Economy & Environment

Climate Change: Local Solutions to Global Issues Information, ideas, discussion, action. Speakers Jamie Driscoll, North of Tyne Mayor Paul Brennan, Chair of the North East of England Nature Partnership Penny Grennan, Labour Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Hexham Local Groups and local voices. PUBLIC MEETING Thursday 1st August at 7pm St Mary’s Church Hall, Hencotes, Hexham.

Local work & economy initiatives

2 December, 2018Campaigns, Uncategorized, Work, Economy & Environment

People can benefit by becoming involved in setting up and running the services their communities need. Broadband for the Allen Valleys One such example of an alternative business model currently operating in the Hexham constituency is the Broadband for the Allen Valleys project known as B4AV. It aims to provide fast but inexpensive broadband for … Read More

Labour’s view

2 December, 2018Uncategorized, Work, Economy & Environment

Labour’s intention when in government has been clearly stated by the shadow chancellor John McDonnell. He has spoken extensively of the benefits of public ownership encouraging  participation in the ownership and management of services by the public as workers and consumers. Labour is giving serious thought to the problems of work, the economy and environment. Local thinking … Read More