Category Archives: Council Contractors

Westminster Labour standing up for fair pay and the London Living Wage

As part of Labour’s campaign to help give working people a fairer deal, the Westminster Labour Group have called on Westminster Council to join 15 other London local authorities and the Greater London Authority in committing to pay the London … Continue reading

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Westminster Council fails its duty of care to its care home workers

Westminster Labour Councillors are deeply concerned by news that over 40% of staff at Westminster Council’s Westmead and Carlton Dene Residential Care Homes are being paid below the London Living Wage (LLW). After raising concerns internally about this shocking state … Continue reading

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Tackling the cost of living crisis in Westminster

Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, outlined Labour’s priorities at the Annual Budget meeting; “We support a Council Tax freeze. Low and middle income Westminster residents have been hit hard enough by a Conservative Government and Conservative Council … Continue reading

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Labour sounds warnings on Westminster’s Adult Care contracts

Councillor Adam Hug, speaking at Westminster Council’s Annual Council meeting, said; “In the new contracts, while proposing a modest increase on the current position being passed onto both providers and careers, still falls at £1 per hour below the rate … Continue reading

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The case for ‘real care’ for Westminster residents in need

Councillor Ruth Bush outlined the need for ‘real care’ at Westminster Council’s Annual Budget meeting; “More and more, when we meet people at our surgeries, or at residents’ events, we find they have not only what professionals call ‘the presenting … Continue reading

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Bayswater leaseholders voiced fears months before £10m Council contract for works on Grade II-listed estate fell through

The ‘West End Extra’ reports; “WORRIED homeowners warned City Hall that refurbishment works on a historic estate were doomed two years before the £10million contract fell through earlier this month. Works on the Grade II-listed Hallfield estate, Bayswater, were scrapped … Continue reading

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Westminster Council spends £450 million a year with contractors but never asks them to pay the London Living Wage

Westminster Council spends £450m a year with outsourced contractors and yet takes no interest in whether these contractors pay the London Living Wage to their staff, according to figures uncovered by Labour Councillor Nilavra Mukerji. The Council spends tens of … Continue reading

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