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Green Parties

Autumn statement: Greens slam ‘Tory austerity’ and demand wealth tax on the richest 1%

The Green Party of England and Wales has slammed the government's autumn statement, accusing chancellor Jeremy Hunt of policies which will hit the poorest hardest. Hunt's autumn statement included a package…
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Labour Movement

Firefighters to be balloted for strike action after rejecting 5% pay offer

Firefighters and control staff are set to be balloted for strike action in an ongoing dispute over pay. The move towards balloting for a strike comes after a consultative ballot…
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Labour Movement

Strike dates: Sixth form teachers in England to go on strike from November 30

Sixth form teachers across England have voted to take action strike action in a dispute over pay. The move comes as a result of a ballot conducted by the National…
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Labour Movement

100,000 civil servants set to go on strike

100,000 civil servants have voted overwhelmingly for strike action. Civil servants, represented by the PCS Union, have voted for strike action in 126 workplaces, including the Home Office, the Department…
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Green Parties

Under 30s are a ‘generation of insecurity’, Young Greens co-chairs tell Green Party conference

Young people under the age of the 30 are a 'generation of insecurity', members of the Green Party of England and Wales were told at their biannual conference. These comments…
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Green Parties

Green Party co-leaders use conference speech to blast profiteering of privatisation

Privatisation of public services has been an "acute and painful failure", the Green Party of England and Wales' co-leaders have said. They made the comments in their speech at the…
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News

1 in 3 households could be in fuel poverty by January

New projections from energy consultants Cornwall Insight suggest the typical energy bill could rise to £4,266 per year by January 2023. This is a significant increase on what were already…
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The Green Party needs to embrace a £15 an hour minimum wage or embrace irrelevance

To be a 27 year old hospitality worker in 2022 is to live fairly frugally. As a barista in Brighton and Hove, the phrase “London rents, Brighton wages” is fairly…
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Green Parties

Greens slam government for fossil fuel tax breaks

Rishi Sunak this week announced the government's package for tackling the cost of living crisis. The package includes a windfall tax on the profits of oil and gas companies that…
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Labour Movement

Zarah Sultana perfectly sums up how we are governed by the rich, for the rich

This week, the chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak made his way onto the Sunday Times Rich List. He placed as the 222nd richest person in the UK, with his…
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