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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 Council tenants face £1.79 million rent increase

Westminster Council tenants will by paying an extra £1.79 million in rent next year as a result of the Conservatives’ decision to increase rents by 2.19% (£2.68) per week which will increase average rents from £122.27 per week to £124.95 … Continue reading

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Westminster Council staff “need to use food banks and payday loans just in order to get through the month”

According to the ‘Financial Times’; “Serena Simon, a 37-year-old community protection officer for Westminster council, was one of thousands of workers taking part in the strike action over pay, pensions and jobs. She said she had brought two of her … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour offers practical help for local businesses and residents in these difficult economic times

Labour Councillors in Westminster have launched a guide to some of the best of Westminster’s independent restaurants as part of plans to support local businesses. Councillors have compiled a list of some of their favourite local restaurants in the hope … Continue reading

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Hula Hoop tutors and Ukrainian Egg Decoration teachers – Westminster Council’s latest priorities

Westminster Council is advertising for Hula Hoop tutors and Ukrainian Egg Decoration teachers, paying £24.63 per hour, to work at the Westminster Adult Education Service. Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, said; “At first I thought it was … 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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