Category Archives: Council staff

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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Westminster Conservatives reveal where the Libraries axe will fall as part of £750,000 cuts

Seven jobs, half of the staff at Marylebone Library, will be axed as part of Westminster Conservatives’ plans to cut £750,000 from the Libraries budget, according to figures released by the Council this week. In addition, 2 jobs will go … Continue reading

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Please sign the petition to protect Westminster’s library services from £750,000 of cuts

  We are calling on Westminster City Council to halt its plans to take the axe to our much loved local library services. https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/protect-our-library-services Libraries are a vital source of learning and education in our communities. They are a cherished … Continue reading

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Westminster Council splashes out on £90,000 Rolls-Royce for bigwigs as it cuts childcare

The ‘Evening Standard’ reports: “Westminster Council came under fire for spending tens of thousands of pounds on chauffeur-driven cars as it prepares to slash funded childcare for primary pupils. The council was criticised as figures revealed the “unjustifiable” spend on … Continue reading

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Almost 50 set to lose playworker jobs as a result of Westminster budget cuts

The ‘Wood & Vale’ reports: “Nearly 50 play workers and support staff face uncertainty after being told their jobs may be axed as part of plans to cut all council funded childcare for primary pupils in Westminster. Forty six part-time … Continue reading

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Parent rebellion as Karen Buck MP warns plans to axe children’s centres ‘would come back to haunt us’

The ‘West End Extra’ reports; “A PARENT rebellion is building over plans to axe “crucial” children’s centres across the borough. The council has launched a consultation on a “new model” that would leave just four fully functioning council-run children’s centres … Continue reading

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