Britain needs a pay rise
Tens of thousands of people marched through London on the TUC march 18 October, demanding a pay rise. In a week when the health and civil service were on strike – there were great contingents from UCU, Unite, Unison, PCS and of course the Mid-wives – in the wake of their first strike. Even Russell Brand turned up.
Standing up to Ukip – 5 things to do, 3 not to.
In the Canterbury and Whitstable Constituency, we are surrounded by Ukip – Thanet, Sittingbourne, Dover & Folkestone. Fascism, racism and now Ukip – the list gets longer of the things we are standing up to. Although there are overlaps in combatting all three, they are not the same and it is not possible to simply transpose tactics from one to the other.
Labour Party Conference – the best of times, the worst too!
The Labour Party conference did not start off well – the car broke down shortly after we set off and I smashed my phone in car park upon arriving many hours late. However, we only missed a few receptions and fringe meetings – things didn’t really get started until the Sunday, with the official opening of the conference.
Take the Workplace Pledge!
Our PPC Hugh Lanning launched the Workplace Pledge at Labour’s 2014 Conference. The pledge addresses problems in our ‘zero hours’ style economy where workers have few or no rights and don’t know or can’t afford to access the rights they do have.