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Bath Labour Party Quiz Night

quiz.jpgCome along for a fun night of general knowledge, hosted by Bath Labour Party.

When - Friday 16th March 2018. Doors open 7.30pm, Quiz starts 8pm

Where - New Oriel Hall, Larkhall, Bath

Cost - £5 per person - pay on the door

Teams of up to 8 people - Organise your own team or join one on the night.

Open to all, so bring along your friends and family.

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Fundraising Quiz Night

Bath Labour Party Quiz Night Come along for a fun night of general knowledge, hosted by Bath Labour Party. When - Friday 16th March 2018. Doors open 7.30pm, Quiz starts...

Autumn Newsletter 2017

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ken_loach.jpg20th October 19:30 - 20:30 - Bath Assembly Rooms

16-18 Gates Green Rd, BR4 9JW Bath, Somerset

From Cathy Come Home to I, Daniel Blake film-maker Ken Loach has been directing for fifty years. How does his vision around urban development, social housing and employment resonate in the city of Bath, his home for many years? How can complexities around housing and jobs be resolved in the complex, heritage-driven landscape of a UNESCO city? Ken Loach will talk about these themes and then offer the discussion to the audience.

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Festival of the Future City

20th October 19:30 - 20:30 - Bath Assembly Rooms 16-18 Gates Green Rd, BR4 9JW Bath, Somerset From Cathy Come Home to I, Daniel Blake film-maker Ken Loach has been...

News from B&NES Labour Group
13 July, 2017
Uber – Council agrees to further report following concerns expressed by Government

Following a Parliamentary debate on working practices in the private hire industry, B&NES Council has agreed to look again at issues relating to Uber in light of any new advice and guidance from Government.

During the House of Commons debate, Frank Field (Labour MP for Birkenhead) expressed concerns about the way in which drivers’ wages are forced down as a result of low fares, high rates of commission, the cost of renting a vehicle that meets Uber’s strict requirements and the cost of maintaining and fuelling those vehicles alongside a suggestions that licences are being granted without minimum conditions being met.

Responding to those concerns, the Transport Minister (John Hayes) promised to set up a Working Party to look at the specific things raised in the debate and also to look at the guidance issued to local authorities who may be unaware of the extent of their powers and their ability to use these powers.

Cllr Joe Rayment (Labour, Twerton) said “The problem with some of these organisations is that whilst they may appear to provide benefits to the customer in terms of convenience and conditions, there are widespread concern about questionable working practices. Evidence suggests that wages have been forced to the floor while the way in which these companies organise themselves means that they often do not pay their fair share of VAT, national insurance or income tax.

“In a report to Council we were essentially told that we weren’t able to consider a company’s employment practices when deciding whether to issue a Private Hire Operators Licence and that we had no power to revoke Uber’s Private Hire Operator’s Licence. The Government, however, has now committed to examining the working practices of the Private Hire industry and has pledged to issue new advice to local government to ensure they are using their powers.

“I’m very pleased that Council agreed to support my proposal for a further report in light of this new Government commitment. My hope is that this new guidance will confirm that we do have the power to act in response to widespread concerns about the way in which these organisations operate, including, if appropriate, revoking licences if it we find a company is not meeting minimum conditions”.

A transcript of the Parliamentary debate can be found here:http://hansard.parliament.uk/…/WorkingConditionsInThePrivat…

The app-based company is taking trade away from local drivers, according to Paul Roles
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BANES Labour Group 13 July 2017

News from B&NES Labour Group 13 July, 2017 Uber – Council agrees to further report following concerns expressed by Government Following a Parliamentary debate on working practices in the private...

diane_abbott.jpgAt the meeting of the Bath East, North and West Branch on 12th June 2017, Sheila Barton proposed the following motion in support of Dianne Abbott, it was passed unanimously, with one abstention:
 
"The Bath East, North and West Branch deplores the racist attacks perpetrated by the media on Diane Abbott MP during the general election. It sends her best wishes for a speedy recovery and salutes her for her many years of loyal service to her constituency and to the Labour Party"
 
We have today received a reply from Diane Abbot:
 
"Thank you for your kind words. The support and advice I have received has been incredible.
 
The Conservative Party ran a campaign characterised by the politics of personal destruction. They completely underestimated the British public’s ability to see past this. We must never feed the misogynist online culture that intends to silence the voice of strong women and ethnic minorities in public life.
 
Labour fought a positive campaign addressing the issues that matter the most to people, and we have been vindicated.
 
30 years ago, this week, I became an MP to be the change I wanted to see. Despite personal attacks and online abuse, I will continue.
 
I hope I can count on your personal support and your support for the Labour party as we continue to fight for a Government that represents the many and not the few.
 
Thanks again.
 
Yours sincerely,
Rt Hon Diane Abbott MP
Shadow Home Secretary
Labour Member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington "

Support for Diane Abbott

At the meeting of the Bath East, North and West Branch on 12th June 2017, Sheila Barton proposed the following motion in support of Dianne Abbott, it was passed unanimously,...

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