Dan Norris backs calls for “smart” furlough

Dan Norris has backed calls for the Chancellor to introduce a “smart” extension of the furlough scheme ahead of the April cliff edge. The Chancellor initially planned a one-size-fits-all wind down of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme last July. After several last-minute changes over the autumn and winter, the scheme is now set to expireContinue reading “Dan Norris backs calls for “smart” furlough”

Thousands in Bristol living with Grenfell-style cladding

Around 7,000 people in Bristol are still living in flats with flammable cladding, almost four years after the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in which 72 people died in their homes. At least 51 high rise buildings in Bristol are still waiting to have dangerous cladding removed, suggesting there are approximately 7,000 people in the cityContinue reading “Thousands in Bristol living with Grenfell-style cladding”

Environment jobs snatched away from Bristol

Labour’s Mayoral candidate Dan Norris has hit out at today’s (26th January 2021) Government announcement on the location of the new Office of Environmental Protection. Bristol was expected to be the home of the powerful independent regulator but a last minute U-turn by the Government means it will be sent to Worcester instead. The decisionContinue reading “Environment jobs snatched away from Bristol”

Kingswood and Bristol High street workers deserve better on sick pay

It’s a kick in the teeth for Kingswood and Bristol Wilko keyworker high street heroes as the company cuts their sick pay. The discount high street chain remained open throughout the pandemic thanks to the hard work and dedication of their employees. But Wilko has repaid this loyalty by announcing devastating cuts to the sick pay ofContinue reading “Kingswood and Bristol High street workers deserve better on sick pay”

Don’t Cut Care Worker Pay

Local care workers could be left hundreds of pounds out of pocket warned Dan Norris as the government consider post- Brexit changes to holiday pay and safe working hours. Under the current rules, workers are entitled to a week’s pay for each week of statutory leave that they take, and employers have to include regularContinue reading “Don’t Cut Care Worker Pay”