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Greens defend workers’ rights to refuse to work in unsafe conditions

11th May 2020 | Comments Off on Greens defend workers’ rights to refuse to work in unsafe conditions

Confusing message from Prime Minister could lead to lives lost Green Convenor Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, in reaction to the speech from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has commented: “Last night, in a garbled recorded message, the Prime Minister said ‘Those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged to go to work…’ “Greens are clear […]

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Greens welcome cycle lane expansion and call for city-wide changes to support ‘social distancing

7th May 2020 | Comments Off on Greens welcome cycle lane expansion and call for city-wide changes to support ‘social distancing

Greens welcome cycle lane expansion and call for city-wide changes to support ‘social distancing’, as well as road safety and emissions reduction, following potential Government announcement on relaxed lockdown Concerns were that proposed easing of lockdown restrictions could increase car traffic and make it harder for residents to stay 2m apart. Traffic restrictions and measures […]

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Concerns rise for those on zero hours contracts, low pay or in insecure employment

7th May 2020 | Comments Off on Concerns rise for those on zero hours contracts, low pay or in insecure employment

Concerns rise for those on zero hours contracts, low pay or insecure employment as workers continue to speak out. Greens say gaps in government plan to help employees mean city’s businesses and workers will need continued support to face covid-19 hit. The impact of coronavirus measures on businesses and employees in the city will leave […]

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Greens criticise decision to pursue fire service consultation in the midst of lockdown

7th May 2020 | Comments Off on Greens criticise decision to pursue fire service consultation in the midst of lockdown

Greens say planned changes to fire service are ‘deeply worrying,’ and criticise decision to pursue consultation in midst of lockdown Brighton and Hove Green Councillors are speaking out over a decision to press ahead with a consultation about changes to the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, calling for better scrutiny of ‘alarming’ plans to […]

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Keep toxic emissions low and expand space for walking, outdoor exercise and cycling to support residents now and in future

1st May 2020 | Comments Off on Keep toxic emissions low and expand space for walking, outdoor exercise and cycling to support residents now and in future

Call for council to revise transport spending plans in light of pandemic changes and closure of Madeira Drive Greens have urged the Labour Council to revise their spending plans for transport and roads, arguing that further measures to support residents, such as widening pavements and new cycle lanes, can be introduced and continued even after […]

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Council’s Covid Recovery cannot come at expense of climate recovery, Greens say

1st May 2020 | Comments Off on Council’s Covid Recovery cannot come at expense of climate recovery, Greens say

Greens have raised concerns about City Council plans to put on hold a large number of climate related projects A green amendment at yesterday’s Policy & Resources Committee which sought to continue projects that help progress the council’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2030 was rejected by Labour and Conservative Councillors. The amendment to […]

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Calls to reopen city’s waste recycling sites as councillors and fire service report increase in number of domestic waste bonfires

30th April 2020 | Comments Off on Calls to reopen city’s waste recycling sites as councillors and fire service report increase in number of domestic waste bonfires

Residents battling covid19 deserve clean air, say Greens, citing links between covid19 mortality rate and air pollution Greens have called for stronger action to be taken to lower air pollution in the city amid the covid19 pandemic, including a plea for the Labour Council to swiftly reopen the household waste and recycling sites to prevent […]

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Greens call for remembrance and action on International Workers’ Memorial Day, reiterating calls for PPE in midst of coronavirus pandemic

27th April 2020 | Comments Off on Greens call for remembrance and action on International Workers’ Memorial Day, reiterating calls for PPE in midst of coronavirus pandemic

One minute’s silence for those who have lost their lives at work and renewed calls for protections as coronavirus death toll continues among workers Brighton and Hove Greens have called for both remembrance and action to support all workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, many of whom have already lost their lives. Greens will join […]

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Greens push to improve Labour housing plan and condemn Government planning law that ‘fails communities,’

16th April 2020 | Comments Off on Greens push to improve Labour housing plan and condemn Government planning law that ‘fails communities,’

Council to vote on Labour’s blueprint for housing and development in the city but Greens say Labour could go further Greens have published 33 proposals to change the plan for housing development in the city, City Plan Part Two, calling on all parties to push for higher environmental and carbon reduction standards and stronger rules […]

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Coronavirus – key questions

31st March 2020 | Comments Off on Coronavirus – key questions

Clarity needed for city on personal protective equipment, support for care homes, ventilators and testing, say Greens Detail on personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, testing and care for our most vulnerable will be critical to the city’s response to coronavirus (Covid-19), Greens have said today, sharing a list of questions raised with the Director of Public Health. […]

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