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https://www.gmgoodemploymentcharter.co.uk/

Greater Manchester Combined Authority getting some big employers to sign up to a good employment charter which includes the living wage and more scrutiny on flexible working and effectively banning zero hour contracts in their invidious form. I'll be interested to see how this pans out as it seems a good test of how effective Labour can work regionally. I have to say Burnham has been good so far.

ogmor, Friday, 7 February 2020 15:16 (one year ago) link

privatization in action

The privatisation of children’s services is gathering pace, and it is attracting the worst kind of investor (thread) 1/

— Martin Barrow (@MartinBarrow) February 18, 2020

impressively ugly site: https://www.wealthclub.co.uk/eis-investments/dimensions-care-eis/

ogmor, Thursday, 20 February 2020 09:42 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.actiononemptyhomes.org/news/pretty-vacant-new-report-on-londons-housing-april-2020

some good proposals for beginning to get a handle on housing

The Cognitive Peasant (ogmor), Sunday, 3 May 2020 15:33 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/may/04/dalian-atkinson-murdered-in-street-by-police-officer-jury-hears

Possibly might result in the first conviction of a police office related to a death in custody since 1971. Most cases don’t get this far.

https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2021/april/1782-deaths-but-no-convictions

If the jury doesn’t convict, it’ll increase the perception that they never will where serving police are concerned.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 13:13 (six months ago) link


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