Alex Sobel demands action from Vince Cable on equal pay for women in Leeds NW – will Greg Mulholland turn up to back it?

Women in Leeds NW still earn on average just 81p for every pound a man earns. The UK Gender Pay Gap in the UK is still higher than in most other EU countries. That’s why the last Labour government passed the Equality Act in 2010. The incoming LibDem/Tory Coalition ditched elements of that act – … Continue reading Alex Sobel demands action from Vince Cable on equal pay for women in Leeds NW – will Greg Mulholland turn up to back it?

A Recovery that reaches your kitchen table, from the architects of NHS and creators of Welfare State. Miliband’s New Year message

“I want to wish you a very Happy New Year, from my family to yours. This is the season for new beginnings and hopes for the future. And Britain is ready for a new beginning. Because I don’t have to tell you that all over our country today, there are people working harder and harder, … Continue reading A Recovery that reaches your kitchen table, from the architects of NHS and creators of Welfare State. Miliband’s New Year message

‘Have hope, give hope, be optimistic, unite’. Owen Jones’ messages in Leeds NW on Saturday.

This was an amazing weekend in Leeds North West. We began with a packed Otley Labour Rooms on Friday evening listening to Ian Lavery MP speaking with real passion on the 30th Anniversary of the Miners’ Strike [with some great backing acts – from Red Grass and Gary Kaye – and moving speeches from Mark … Continue reading ‘Have hope, give hope, be optimistic, unite’. Owen Jones’ messages in Leeds NW on Saturday.

The State of the Nation – and the Condition of Leeds: City Council tackles poverty, but we need to reverse rising inequality

The clocks went back last night. Winter is on its way. Christmas is coming – the shops are already preparing. Christmas is coming – but all that’s growing fat for many people in Leeds is debt. For many of our fellow-citizens all that Christmas will mean is an ever greater headache – and desperation – … Continue reading The State of the Nation – and the Condition of Leeds: City Council tackles poverty, but we need to reverse rising inequality

Tackling low pay and in-work poverty- Labour’s plans for £8 per hour National Minimum Wage

Labour has announced plans to raise the National Minimum Wage to £8 an hour by the end of the next Parliament. This will ensure that those doing a hard day’s work are rewarded for doing so. It will bring the minimum wage closer to average earnings and affect over one million workers. The problem – … Continue reading Tackling low pay and in-work poverty- Labour’s plans for £8 per hour National Minimum Wage

Party Conference 2014 – Labour’s Plan for Britain’s Future begins to take shape

This week the Labour Party gathers for its annual conference in Manchester – the last Conference before the May 2015 election. The Conference certainly won’t see the launch of Labour’s manifesto. But it will emphasize those areas where the policy of a future Labour government is already clear. The choice at the general election will … Continue reading Party Conference 2014 – Labour’s Plan for Britain’s Future begins to take shape

LibDem/Tory Employment Policy? Hire, fire, doff your cap to the squire!

Today, July 10th, more than 1,000,000 firemen, teachers, civil servants and public sector workers will be on strike. Frustrated by the Lib Dem/Tory Coalition’s decision to make them bear the brunt of their austerity policies, these workers have said enough is enough. Despite sustained attacks on wages, conditions of service and pension entitlements, these workers … Continue reading LibDem/Tory Employment Policy? Hire, fire, doff your cap to the squire!

Equality, Fairness and British Values – Sadiq Khan addressing GMB on Labour’s vision.

This week Sadiq Khan staked out Labour’s pitch on equality in a speech he delivered to the GMB - on economic equality - on power equality - on workers’ and human rights And on the essential partnership of Labour and the Trade Unions in this fight. You can read the speech in full HERE We … Continue reading Equality, Fairness and British Values – Sadiq Khan addressing GMB on Labour’s vision.

Labour is forcing a vote on raising the Minimum Wage – sign up to support us

Today in Parliament Labour will be forcing a vote on the Minimum Wage. Labour will be asking MPs to vote to ensure that the Minimum Wage rises faster than average earnings until 2020. The minimum wage is one of the proudest achievements of any British government. It saved people from poverty pay that shamed our … Continue reading Labour is forcing a vote on raising the Minimum Wage – sign up to support us

The choice in Leeds NW on May 22 – three Tory parties and Labour: be careful of what it says on the tin

On Thursday May 22 you’ll have a choice in Leeds NW – between three Tory parties – and Labour. OK, so that’s not entirely accurate – there will be other parties too, including the Greens. But there will be three parties who are essentially Tory – the Conservatives, the LibDems and UKIP. The Conservatives are … Continue reading The choice in Leeds NW on May 22 – three Tory parties and Labour: be careful of what it says on the tin