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Archive for December 6th, 2011

I am really pleased to see Ken standing up for Londoners over rising transport fares. Increases in fares adversely impact on people’s economic well being, particularly for poorer sections of our community. Boris Johnson’s plans for a 6% hike in fare costs, at a time when many are facing a decline in the real value of their incomes, will hit Londoners hard. Ken’s new fares plan will save travellers £1,000 over four years. A key part of my “One Tower Hamlets” Community Plan is to tackle poverty. That’s why I am supporting Ken’s Fare Deal for Londoners on transport.

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Housing developer Peabody will defy a Tower Hamlets Council plea not to demolish the former Jewish Maternity Hospital in Tower Hamlets – and will tear down the premises this month.

 More from the Jewish Chronicle online here.

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All contractors supplying the local authority inLondon’sEast Endwith essential services, supplies, maintenance and construction work must now pay their workers the minimum £8.30-an-hour London Living Wage.

More here.

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