Submitted by Steve Dowding on Sun, 18/07/2010 - 13:33.
Kevin Blowe on the demise of the Food Standards Agency and the announcement that
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Mon, 12/07/2010 - 13:50.
The Hackney Citizen reports:
Only one Hackney apprentice on Olympics site: MP Diane Abbott slams low numbers of opportunities for local people
After discovering that only one apprentice working on the Olympics site comes from Hackney, local MP Diane Abbott has called on the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to address the low numbers of apprentices on the Olympic site as a matter of urgency.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Mon, 15/03/2010 - 16:17.
During his recent foray into East London with the cabinet Gordon Brown once again played up the job benefits of the Olympics saying "Thanks to the Olympics, thousands of jobs are being created and protected in some of the industries worst hit by the recession - and in some of Britain's most deprived areas." Back in January he claimed the 2012 Olympics would create 50,000 new jobs, a considerable advance on the Compulsory Purchase Inquiry in 2006 when the LDA was saying there would be 6,000 net new jobs arising from the Olympics. With a budget of £9.34billion and rising, along with more spending to come after the Games, there should indeed be some new jobs, but specifically how many, in what employment sectors and how many would have been created if the Olympics hadn’t happened? I decided to ask some Freedom of Information questions to see if the LDA could be more specific.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Thu, 10/09/2009 - 18:41.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Sun, 10/05/2009 - 20:57.
According to the LDA the four Olympic Boroughs, Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest lost a total of 93 companies employing 1245 staff as a result of the relocation of businesses. A total of 209 businesses employing 4964 staff were relocated. 25 businesses closed completely with a loss of 65 jobs. A further 10 businesses employing 54 staff are not accounted for.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Mon, 07/07/2008 - 00:55.
A judgement made today by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could mean that London’s Olympics will either be built on poverty wages or not at all as industrial unrest spreads, say Unite, the UK’s largest trade union.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Wed, 09/04/2008 - 14:26.
Alan Ritchie, the general secretary of the construction union UCATT has warned that the London 2012 Olympics faces an "industrial relations disaster" if the Olympic Delivery Authority did not agree a common site rate for construction workers on the Olympic Park.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Thu, 06/12/2007 - 11:47.