Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria candidate, Kim McGuinness

23 March, 2021Campaigns, Council election 2021, Elections, Featured, News

Kim’s campaign launch on Saturday, 20 March 2021 Since you elected me as Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria in 2019, I have worked tirelessly alongside our MPs, councillors and local residents, to ensure that Northumbria Police continues to fight crime and prevent crime, on behalf of local residents.   I’m standing for re-election on Thursday … Read More

The ‘What Budget?’ campaign

31 December, 2020Campaigns, Featured, Home page featured, News

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

TUC’s important new report on THE RISE OF THE FAR RIGHT – what we do about it

4 December, 2020Campaigns, Featured, Home page featured, News, Trade Unions

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

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