Labour & Conservatives reject Lib Dem calls for tougher CO2 reduction target

Labour & Conservatives reject Lib Dem calls for tougher CO2 reduction target

Cllr James Baker moved an amendment to Labour’s motion on declaring a “Climate Emergency” seeking to strengthen it. James wanted the working party that Labour wished to set up to draw up “a costed action plan for Calderdale to be carbon neutral by 2030”. Additionally, James wanted this action ...

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We Demand Better from Council's Anti-Poverty Strategy

We Demand Better from Council's Anti-Poverty Strategy

Liberal Democrat councillors believe the Council’s Anti-Poverty Action Plan, which was recently discussed by the Cabinet, is not good enough. We have ‘called-in’ the Cabinet’s decision for further discussion at a Scrutiny Board meeting in the hope of strengthening the plan. Leader of the Liberal...

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Pay Household Waste Workers a Living Wage

Pay Household Waste Workers a Living Wage

  A pay dispute between UNISON and Suez the company that delivers this contracted service is resulting in possible strike action here in Calderdale. Currently some of the lowest are paid £7.93 per hour – 10p above the minimum wage – but were they employed directly by the Council they would be ea...

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