Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Newham Council brings back in-house Privatised Park Keepers and Gardeners

A great picture from yesterday when the Mayor, Rokhsana Fiaz and cabinet lead for Environment, Cllr James Asser met staff who work in Newham Council Parks and Green spaces which have been brought back into public control from private contractors.

Many of the staff received a pay increase since they were now on Council rates (London living wage as a minimum) and get decent sickness protection and pensions. Private firms will no longer be making money from Newham by exploiting these workers.

We not only expect this to improve our parks and green spaces but it is also an example of Newham Council supporting Community Wealth Building (more to follow on this).

Proud to be a Labour Councillor. 

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