Give £527 pay rise to nurses in Peterborough to address staffing shortages

  Liberal Democrats would end years of pay restraint for nurses, teachers and police in Cambridgeshire by lifting the 1% cap on public sector pay and increases wages in line with inflation. Under our plans, around 2,225 teachers working in Peterborough would receive an average pay rise of £894 over the next few years, while the 1,339 police working for Cambridgeshire would see their pay boosted by £471. The plans would also lead to an estimated pay rise of £527 for 1,012 nurses working for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, helping to tackle the shortage of nurses and potential strikes in the coming years. In contrast, the Conservative’s[…]

Fraud & Coercion

Evidence of an increase in exploitation of migrants in Peterborough, where unscrupulous, employers, exploiting vulnerable new arrivals to the area by isolating them from the local community and controlling them by providing over-crowded housing and transport to work in the fast food industry These victims then gain very little in return for their labour and the traffickers take a large      proportion of the wages and sometimes passports in return. Workers then often ended up in debt to the rouge Bosses giving them more leverage over the exploited workers and their money, and are often used to perpetrate fraud. Most recently convictions and arrests made relating to exploitation and trafficking in[…]

Classroom Cams

Classroom cams Consequently, it may surprise you to know that front line teachers in two schools in the UK are already using body cameras to deter bad behaviour in the classroom. Industry sources have also told me how they are working to develop and support body cameras for use in “non-enforcement” including schools,environments. While body cameras have been in use outside UK classrooms for school crossing patrols for a while, this move towards teachers wearing cameras in the classroom is a relatively recent development. Both schools are using the body cameras in line with education board approved policy and guidelines, meaning that all footage is recorded with government approved encryption.[…]

Experts also say “Don’t ban cycling on a Sunday in Bridge Street!”

In an article published on the Peterborough Environment City Trusts website a statement from Sustrans reads: “Peterborough is taking positive steps to encourage cycling through the Travelchoice project, but we are worried that this could be undermined by not making adequate allowance for cyclists in and around the City Centre. Bridge Street is at the centre of the cycle network developed for the city and is an important link for hundreds of people who are cycling to work and school each day, or even just popping to the shops.” They point out that when the Development Corporation designed the City Cycle Network and removed car traffic from Bridge Street they[…]

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