Richard Payne's Blog (27)

Over 80% of construction sites 'never inspected for health and safety'

Over 80% of construction sites 'never inspected for health and safety'

 

Government cuts to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have hobbled its ability to enforce regulations that save workers' lives, and…

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Added by Richard Payne on September 19, 2016 at 21:18 — No Comments

The corporate vultures are circling in the skies overhead. Notes on the defence the East End’s Higher Education legacy.

A much admired centre of Higher Education in the East End could be the latest victim of spiralling real estate values, corporate asset stripping and a management enraptured by the neo-liberal fad for austerity. The Vice Chancellor of London Metropolitan University is embarking  on a scheme, opposed by most students, staff, alumni and also the Mayor of Tower Hamlets as an unnecessary and reckless plan, which will downsize the university through his ‘One Campus, One  Community’…

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Added by Richard Payne on December 23, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Britain’s lamentable record on fuel poverty.

Britain’s lamentable record on fuel poverty.

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The recent report ‘Still the cold man of Europe’ from (ACE) The Association of Conservation Energy makes grim reading. Britain besides 15 other countries in terms of fuel poverty comes out bottom based on range of indicators. The report shows that:  …

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Added by Richard Payne on October 31, 2015 at 14:05 — No Comments

Campus closures, course cuts & redundancies at London Metropolitan University Stop the attack on educational opportunities

Campus closures, course cuts & redundancies at London Metropolitan University

Stop the attack on educational opportunities

Yet again the East End is seeing valued public educational assets trashed and centres flogged off to the private property sector. London Met has campuses in Whitechapel/Aldgate and Moorgate in the city. Its new Vice Chancellor has announced its intention to close these, sell off the Commercial Road and prized…

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Added by Richard Payne on October 26, 2015 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

TfL: Transforming Hackney in the interests of big business and not local people.

Hello friends,

I've started the petition "To TfL’s Director of Commercial Development, Graeme Craig.: TfL: Set affordable rents. Don't force small businesses out of Hackney" and need your help to get it off the ground. Please can you circulate. 

This is another example of the borough being transformed in the interests of big business and not local people. 

Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the…

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Added by Richard Payne on July 30, 2015 at 6:32 — No Comments

Let’s get behind the firefighters' strike on November 13th

Let’s get behind the firefighters on November 13th

Firefighters are being forced to stage another strike next week from 10.00-2.00. They deserve the full support of members of Sustainable Hackney. As the destructive effects of climate change become more common with extreme weather events increasingly disrupting and threatening lives with storms and floods, our emergency services capacity to respond is being wrecked by the coalition government. 

Following the planned…

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Added by Richard Payne on November 11, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

November 5th Anniversary Action in Opposition to Rail Privatisation

I am a member of the Campaign against Climate Change     www.campaigncc.org

In partnership with Action for Rail, we in the Campaign against Climate Change are supporting the actions and protests that are taking place on…
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Added by Richard Payne on November 1, 2013 at 23:39 — No Comments

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