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Leeds Labour councillors make cut to school transport for vulnerable young people. Unite Community says think again

Originally posted on Unite Community Leeds & Wakefield:
Members of DEAL LEEDS who are opposing cuts to their children’s school transport Labour-controlled Leeds City Council has decided to cut universal school transport provision for post-16 year old young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The cut will be implemented from this September. Unite…

LS6 Save Our Homes motion to Trade Union and Party branches

LS26 Save Our Homes has produced a model motion that people can present to their Trade Union branches, at their Labour Party branch or constituency meetings, and indeed at any other forum where group policy is decided.   “This Branch notes with concern the proposals by Pemberstone Ltd to develop the Wordsworth and Sugar Hill […]

LS26 Save Our Homes

The remainder of an estate of former mining properties is under threat in Oulton on the outskirts of Leeds. The tenants had an A5 flyer pushed through their doors before Christmas informing them that the current Landlord, Pemberstone Ltd, was applying to the council for planning permission to demolish all 70 remaining homes and to […]

Labour’s consultation on social housing policy – please respond!

The Labour Party is conducting a review of its policy for social housing, and has put out a call for evidence. The deadline for responses is 31st January, and responses must be sent We have published the text of the Review as a separate page here You may also like to read this detailed constructive critique […]

Sat 2nd Dec action against Universal Credit roll-out

  Saturday 2nd December has been called as a day of action against Universal Credit by anti-austerity groups around the country, including Unite Community, People’s Assembly, Disabled People Against Cuts, Mental health Resistance Network and many independent campaign groups like Hands Off Our Homes. Hands Off Our Homes will be supporting this with our own stalls […]

UK Housing – For the many not the few — Speye Joe

Corbyn in his conference speech yesterday said this: This is why alongside our Shadow Housing minister John Healey we’re launching a review of social housing policy – its building, planning, regulation and management. We will listen to tenants across the country and propose a radical programme of action to next year’s conference. But some things […] […]

Council Housing “rebirth”: the child is dead on delivery

Originally posted on Keep our Council Homes:
This is an intial response to May’s announcement on housing, as we await more detail. On the morning of Teresa May’s speech government Minister Damian Green announced that there would be a “rebirth of council housing”. Yet when she spluttered her way through the sppech it was clear…