Labour MEPs secure massive support against ISDS clause in TTIP

TTIPAn East Midlands MEP is delighted that Labour MEPs have secured the support of their colleagues in calling for the ISDS clause to be dropped from an EU-US trade deal. The controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause of the Transatlantic

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Labour MEP welcomes update on Raif Badawi case

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An East Midlands MEP has welcomed a reply from the EU’s top foreign minister on the case of Raif Badawi who was sentenced to 1000 lashes in Saudi Arabia last year. Glenis Willmott MEP had raised the issue directly with …

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30 year anniversary of the end of the miners’ strike

miners' strikeAn East Midlands MEP is reflecting on the 30 year anniversary of the end of the 1984-85 miners’ strike which has shaped many parts of the region ever since. On 3rd March 1985, the National Union of Mineworkers voted …

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Labour MEP backs action to help first-time buyers

iStock_000019554204SmallAn East Midlands MEP has given her backing to plans announced by Ed Miliband to help first-time buyers struggling to get a foot on the housing ladder. New measures include stopping developers sitting on land they have permission to build …

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Labour MEP named Policy Maker of the Year for work on rare diseases

Bruxelles: EURORDIS Black Pearl GALA DINNER 2015.A Labour MEP has won an award for her work to help improve the lives of people with rare diseases in Europe.

Last night, Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s European spokesperson on health, was presented with the Policy Maker of the …

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“Abusive zero-hour contracts have no place in modern society” says local MEP

glenis chairToday’s release from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows that zero-hour contracts are on the rise. There are now 1.8 million of these contracts in existence in the UK.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands said:

“Exploitative …

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East Midlands MEP condemns companies dodging Minimum Wage

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An East Midlands MEP has condemned the 70 companies named by the government who have failed to pay their workers the statutory minimum wage. The worst offender was an East Midlands care provider based in Nottingham which owes 184 of …

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Labour MEP challenges Commission on Rolls-Royce redundancies

gw picAn East Midlands MEP has challenged the European Commission on the 2,600 job losses at Rolls-Royce’s factories in the region announced in November last year. The high-tech engineering and manufacturing are key to driving Europe and the UK’s future economic …

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Labour MEP supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

COOP-EASTLEAKE-24A Labour MEP is pledging her support for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight which starts on Monday and running until the 8th March. This year marks the 20th Fairtrade Fortnight and so it will celebrate the impact that Fairtrade …

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Labour MEP calls for immediate release of Raif Badawi

Raif BadawiGlenis Willmott MEP has voted for a resolution in the European Parliament calling for the blogger Raif Badawi to be released immediately and unconditionally. Raif was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes in May 2014, as a …

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