In Barking and Dagenham youth services have decreased 66.7% from 2011 to 2017. In Havering, youth services have decreased 75.7% in the same period. The cuts in youth services have risen dramatically over the past five years. We can no longer sit back and allow the Tory government to fail our young people. This week Labour have launched radical new plans for universal statutory youth services.
When Ford arrived in the UK in 1929, they opened a huge factory in Dagenham and offered well-paid jobs to 30,000 workers. Taking two years to build, the Dagenham factory was the biggest in Europe. Although there had been industrial action at Dagenham in the past, only men had ever been on strike. On.
Background paper ETUC project “Safe at home Safe at work” - Trade unions’ strategies to prevent, manage and eliminate workplace harassment and violence against women Recommendations Ten things that unions can do to tackle harassment and violence against women work Prioritise social dialogue between…
Today we presented our Tutor Graham Foy with a certificate of achievement for being nominated for Tutor of the Year in the #festivaloflearning awards. We really appreciate his dedication to teaching trade union members everything they need to know about employment law, health and safety and equality. He is an inspiration to us and we never tire of hearing his funny stories and anecdotes. Thank you Graham 😀
WORKPLACES NEED FIRE SAFETY CHECKS AS WELL The Government has announced safety checks for all local authority and housing association tower blocks following the Grenfell fire. That has now been extended to hospitals and schools. That is of course welcome, but it is important that all tower blocks are checked. Many people work in high-rise offices that have been clad or re-clad over the years and they also need to be investigated and tested. At present there is nothing on any of the Government websites about what employers should be doing. That needs to change urgently with clear instructions about what to look for, how to get materials checked, and what to do if there is any risk. The TUC has issued a press release calling for that. https://www.tuc.org.uk/workplace-issues/health-and-safety/hi-rise-workplaces-must-also-be-tested-safety-says-tuc
Today marks the 128th birthday of the GMB. On this day in 1889 Will Thorne founded the General Municipal Boilermakers Union, which is now one of the largest trade unions in the country. Dagenham and Rainham Labour Party has a long history working alongside the GMB, which was founded just down the road from here at Beckton Gasworks. Trade unions play an integral role in our society, and we are proud as a CLP to have such a rich history of working class solidarity. Here's to the next 128 years, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
We are pleased to release today a powerful new short film, made by Reel News, showing four women talking about their startlingly similar experiences of being deceived into relationships with undercover police. It is being premiered this week at the Lush Summit, where "Alison" and &q