Labour activists join Unite picket lines
Estates staff at three Kent hospitals have this week gone on strike over this month over plans to transfer them to a wholly owned subsidiary to avoid paying tax. Unite, the country’s largest union, announced the action which affects the local Kent & Canterbury last month and our activists have been showing their solidarity by joining the pickets in Canterbury and Margate.
Did you go car free?
On Friday 21st September the Canterbury Labour Group challenged people to commute into Canterbury without the car. In this article he reflects on what they learnt.
Into the 'dragons den'
Young mum and activist Morag Warren give her thoughts on the new Whitstable Forum and the council's attempts to engage better with local communities.
There’s a whole industry out there geared up to reducing the amount developers have to agree too, after planning given. If you put in on line, viability assessments under section 106 agreements, up shoots the law firms bidding for developer’s attention. Local Authorities strapped for cash, weighing up weather to challenge these very persuasive arguments based on developer’s profit margins.