Politics

Trade union responds to Cabinet spending plans

Trade union responds to Cabinet spending plans

A major trade union has responded to council proposals to make ‘changes’ to front-line services.  Unison, the public sector union which represents council workers, have said that they are opposed to funding cuts from Central Government and will negotiate with Sunderland City Council to prevent job losses following its new […]

City library to close for makeover

City library to close for makeover

Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre is to close temporarily as it undergoes a £500,000 refurbishment later this month. The refurbishment will include tablet computers, e-readers, a new computer suite and free Wi-Fi throughout the building, giving library users access to state-of-the-art technology. It is also to get twelve new […]

Council approves pay rise for deputy mayor

Sunderland councillors have backed a cabinet decision to raise the yearly allowance of the deputy mayor by almost 50 per cent. Labour councillor Stuart Porthouse will see his Special Responsibility Allowance increased from £3,827 to £5,735. The rise was originally decided on by the council’s cabinet earlier this month, and […]

Closure Threat For Sunderland Fire Station

THE CAMPAIGN group North East People’s Assembly and residents met last night to discuss cuts to the Sunderland fire service. The plans involve scrapping one of Sunderland’s fire engines and could also mean the closure of Sunderland Central fire station. If the fire station is closed Sunderland will be without […]