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Tech City: technology jobs on the rise in east London

Tech City: technology jobs on the rise in east London

The increase of jobs in London’s technology and digital industries has outstripped national job growth over the past three years, according to a report from Tech City UK. The report, released on Friday by the east London based organisation, showed that the increase of 16%, since 2010, was over 50…

V&A and UCL announce major Olympic Park cultural development that will bring 10,000 jobs to east London

V&A and UCL announce major Olympic Park cultural development that will bring 10,000 jobs to east London

A new multi-million pound cultural hub will be built in the Olympic Park bringing jobs for thousands in east London, it was revealed on Wednesday. The Victoria & Albert Museum and University College London will build the project, which is called ‘Olympicopolis’. It is hoped by London Legacy that the…

Olympic Park development to create 2,200 new jobs

Olympic Park development to create 2,200 new jobs

Approximately 2,200 local jobs could be created in Hackney after planning application for a new digital and creative development was submitted. The application to develop a digital and creative hub at the former Broadcast and Press Centres at the Olympic Park was submitted to the London Legacy Development Corporation earlier…

Olympic report urges Mayor to maintain “long term commitment” to regeneration of east London

Olympic report urges Mayor to maintain “long term commitment” to regeneration of east London

An Olympic committee report has urged the Mayor of London and local councils to maintain a “long term commitment” to the regeneration of east London, if “positive change” is to be ensured in the wake of London 2012. The Olympic and Paralympic Select Committee report, titled ‘Keeping the flame alive’,…

Plan B helps Hackney kids to manage their future

Plan B helps Hackney kids to manage their future

Participants in an events management course for young Hackney residents, funded by musician Plan B, will host their debut event in Homerton next week. The event, “Doin’ It Old Skool!” will showcase the creative cream-of-the-crop of East London with a 90’s twist. The night is produced by DCT Events, a…

Local campaigners criticise Croydon council decision to turn over the boroughs’ 13 libraries to blacklisters Carillion

Local campaigners criticise Croydon council decision to turn over the boroughs’ 13 libraries to blacklisters Carillion

Campaigners have renewed their criticism of Croydon Council over the decision to outsource the borough’s libraries, after the company running them was sold to another business which is at the centre of a blacklisting scandal. Carillion, the construction company now running the 13 libraries, is currently implicated in compensation claim…

Firefighters across the ELL to strike again over pension cuts

Firefighters across the ELL to strike again over pension cuts

Firefighters across the EastLondonLines are set to strike for the fourth time in three months on Wednesday, following Westminster’s decision to worsen pension proposals. Hours before the Fire Brigade Union’s second strike in October, the government withdrew pension proposals made on June 19. As a result, firefighters who are forced…

Campaign groups gather to fight unpaid internships

Campaign groups gather to fight unpaid internships

Young people fighting against unpaid internships gathered at Goldsmiths Students’ Union yesterday for a daylong workshop of talks, activities, and film screenings. Organised by Future Interns, a loose collective of young activists across London, the event was part of a series of workshops taking place at universities throughout the city.…

Unemployed residents of ELL boroughs issued with twice the number of JSA sanctions as the rest of London

Unemployed residents of ELL boroughs issued with twice the number of JSA sanctions as the rest of London

Out-of-work residents in the boroughs covered by ELL received over twice as many Job Seekers Allowance sanctions as the rest of London’s benefits claimants, Government data released on Wednesday revealed. The number of claimants losing their benefits for reasons such as not looking hard enough for a job, failure to…

ELL residents unsure that new London Living Wage rate is enough to get by even if voluntary scheme was enforced

ELL residents unsure that new London Living Wage rate is enough to get by even if voluntary scheme was enforced

Over 30,000 workers in the capital who are paid less than the London Living Wage could see their pay rise by up to £400 a year if their employers decided to sign up to the new £8.80 an hour rate, proposed by the London Living Wage Foundation. The rate is…