Sunday, April 20, 2008

Why Unions think "Ken Rocks"

London TULO has set up a new Ken and Labour Party supporting website “Ken Rocks”.

"As London Trade Unions, we support Ken
because he will deliver a better London and
a better work/life balance for Londoners

These are the reasons put forward on why unions support Ken and the Labour Assembly members.

Londoners at work

Trade unionism is alive in London

Supporting trade unionism as the best way to ensure that workers receive fair pay, conditions and pensions.

London Living Wage set at £7.20 an hour for 2007 to take account of the cost of living in London – all GLA Group employees paid no less than the Living Wage.

Implementing fair employment clauses in public contracts, to ensure that proper pay, conditions and trade union rights are not undermined.

Thousands of newly licensed taxi drivers now in trade unions.

Londoners getting to work

London is now seeing the biggest public transport investment programme since the Second World War.

World-class bus service
Night bus network almost doubled, from 57 routes in 2000 to 100 routes from 2006.

8,000 London buses now modern, low floor and wheelchair-accessible.

All buses are now fitted with CCTV - making you safer.

Over 90% of all London’s households are now within 400 metres of a bus stop.

Tube and rail
More than 30 London Underground stations refurbished and renovated.

New £16bn Crossrail line to be constructed.

New ‘London Overground’ service, bringing metrostyle services to Hackney for the first time, and south to West Croydon and Crystal Palace.

Fares kept down
A 21st century transport system - 10 million Oyster Card’s have been issued!

Free bus and tram travel for under-18s in full-time education.

Single bus fares cut from £1 to 90p, and weekly bus pass down from £14 to £13.

The Freedom Pass for older and disabled Londoners defended from Tory attacks.

Londoners after work

More low cost, affordable rental homes for Londoners

Reversed disastrous Tory policy of curbing affordable rental house building, with 28,000 new homes this year, up from 17,000 in 1999.

Requirement that 50% of all new homes are affordable to Londoners.

Plan for 50 000 new affordable homes over the next 3 years, supported by £4b from government.

New Housing Strategy also includes measures to increase supply of affordable family sized homes to address problems of over-crowding.

Londoners deserve a Mayor who takes London seriously

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