Tuesday, 17 December 2013

NHS/Care Bill/Clause 118 demo.(16/12/2013)

Video of yesterday's demo by Dave Plummer, newly elected London Fed
Campaigns Officer

This is the film from yesterday's NHS/Care Bill/Clause 118 demo.(16/12/2013)


acknowledgements to Noel Lynch

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Museum of London Archives visit 16th Jan 2014

Hi All
Lynda and I finally nailed down Museum of London Archives to talk to us about the  archaelogical  dig at Wallbrook. They promise to show us some artifacts that have been found.
Date:  January visit 16th Jan 2014 13.30
Address: MOLA archives  46 Eagle Warf Road.

The nearest Underground is City Road, Moorfields Eye Hospital exit.
There is a bit of a one way road scheme near Moorfieds Eye Hospital so you may need to look out for the right bus stop. Lynda and I walked but not for the faint hearted.
Bus to Eagle Warf  Raod 26 21 141 or 271 buses go north from City Road Station junction along  East Road A1200.
A park on the left as you approach Eagle Warf Road, can be seen, to give you an idea where to get off. But Eagle Warf Road should be announced and hopefully the driver should know where he is going!!

Entrance is inside a sort of car park  but there is a car wash place next to it so you will know if you are on the right track.

After such a cerfuffle I am looking forward to it. Meet in reception 13.30 . See you there.
Maureen Childs MBCS MSc CITP FRSA

+44 ((0)7979 386683

Monday, 9 December 2013

Greens slam retirement age hike as ‘callous attack’ on today’s youth

Greens slam retirement age hike as ‘callous attack’ on today’s youth

9 December 2013
The Young Greens have condemned government plans to raise the retirement age to 70 for today’s young people as a 'callous attack'.
The announcement by George Osborne in the Autumn Statement to increase the retirement age to 70 by the 2060s was slammed by the youth branch of the Green Party as a means to force today’s youth to ‘work till they drop’.
Thom French from the Young Greens National Committee said:
“With the raising of tuition fees, the effective abolition of the welfare state for 16-25 year olds, youth unemployment at nearly a million and huge cuts to EMA, the government’s raising of the retirement age has taken away even more of young people’s hopes for a decent future.
 “Instead of raising the retirement age, the Young Greens call for shorter working weeks, an end to zero hour contracts, greater freedom to take career sabbaticals, a living wage, more annual leave, investment in jobs for young people and stronger trade unions to ensure that people are protected at work.”
Josiah Mortimer, also on the Young Greens National Committee, said: ‘This announcement is yet another callous attack on young people by an out-of-touch government. With the gap in life expectancy between the rich and poor in the UK standing at as much as a decade, this coalition is demanding working-class kids today work till they drop.”
Thom French added: “Last year, half a million people approaching retirement age were too ill to work, according to TUC research. Thousands of workers are struggling to reach full retirement age with workplaces that are stressful, dangerous and not supportive of a modern workforce. Raising the age of retirement age to 70 would mean many young workers would not be able to enjoy their retirement due to ill health, both mental and physical.
“The Health and Safety Executive reported that 148 workers were killed at work last year. Workplaces are clearly not safe and if we are to work longer, they need to become fit for purpose. It is not acceptable to have 1.1million workers suffering from work-related illness and injuries. Increasing the age of retirement does not address what is only a growing problem in the workplace.”
The Young Greens are the youth branch of the Green Party of England and Wales, and represent thousands of young people.
For more information, quotes, interviews or comment pieces emailpress@younggreens.org.uk