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MP MARION BACKS LOCAL AVIATION WORKERS

BA AND ROLLS-ROYCE ANNOUNCE REDUNDANCIES AND ‘FIRE AND RE-HIRE’ WITH REDUCED RIGHTS This week, Motherwell and Wishaw MP, Marion Fellows, has defended workers of British Airways (BA) and Rolls-Royce (RR) and condemned the decision to sack hundreds at RR, and fire and re-hire thousands on contracts with reduced terms and conditions at BA. BA have […]

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MOTHERWELL & WISHAW MP JOINS CALLS FOR BORIS JOHNSON TO SACK DOMINIC CUMMINGS

“THERE CANNOT BE ONE RULE FOR THEM AND ANOTHER FOR THE REST OF US” Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows has joined calls for Boris Johnson to sack Dominic Cummings – after it emerged that police investigated the Tory Prime Minister’s most senior advisor for breaking his own government’s lockdown rules. Over the weekend, it […]

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SNP CALLS FOR GUARANTEE OF RETURN OF SATURDAY DELIVERIES

ROYAL MAIL MUST PROVIDE CLARITY ON WHEN SERVICE WILL RETURN In a letter to Royal Mail CEO, Rico Back, SNP MP, Marion Fellows, has called for the Royal Mail to review its decision to end Saturday deliveries and for a guarantee and clarity on when full service will return. Ending Saturday deliveries goes against Royal […]

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COMMUNITIES TOGETHER – SERVING BELLSHILL, MOSSEND & THORNIEWOOD

Communities Together – based in the Bellshill YMCA – will launch on Monday to assist people dealing with coronavirus, including:– Delivering food parcels and other essential items;– Providing shoppers to assist with getting your messages in;– Collecting and delivering prescriptions;– Befriending for those feeling especially isolated. You can each them on 01698 74 74 83 […]

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RADIO LAW RELAUNCH

Radio Law based at University Hospital Wishaw are relaunching on Monday 27th April. Tune in then. They are seeking to provide a link between patients and staff in hospitals with their loved ones outside. Much needed at this time. You can get in touch to give someone a shout out. Hopefully the sun will be shining […]

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LOCAL PEOPLE STEP UP

‘Good stuff from Gopi for NHS’ People like Mr Ageer and his family are demonstrating the importance of community. In the midst of this pandemic, we must all see to do what we can to support one another – especially our frontline workers. This can be small things like following the government’s advice to stay […]

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CLEAR YOUR HEAD

Isolation can be a stressful experience. It’s important to take the steps, however small, to protect your mental health, like getting some exercise or taking a break from social media. The Scottish Government has launched Clear Your Head to support you during this time. Click here for more info. If you need more support, you […]

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CHILDREN GOING WITHOUT MAINTENANCE

Children cannot be forgotten amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Where a parent-with-care is not receiving payments or where calculations have been reduced because a non-residents parent’s income has been cut, the UK Government must step in and provide Minimum Maintenance Payments directly. Most non-resident parents are continuing to support their children during this difficult time. But […]

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PMQs: CALLS FOR UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME

Many workers are falling through the cracks in the covid-19 income schemes. We must have a Universal Basic Income for everyone so everyone can live with dignity and not in hardship. There is widespread public support for this. The UK Government must seriously look at implementing a UBI – not just reject it and allow […]

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KIRSTY JONES: “DEVOTED HER LIFE TO CARING FOR OTHERS”

It is very upsetting to hear that Kirsty Jones, a healthcare support worker in Lanarkshire, has passed away due to covid-19 on Monday. My thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues. Kirsty’s husband, Nigel, said she “devoted her life to caring for others”. From reading the comments from those close to her, Kirsty’s selflessness […]