News in Ealing

Cllr Gary Malcolm: "Our NHS workers deserve a proper pay rise."

THE Conservative Government's offer of a 1% pay rise is an insult to the hard working NHS staff who have worked tirelessly to keep us and our loved ones safe during COVID.

I was proud that the Liberal Democrats passed a motion at one of its annual conferences recently backing a proper pay rise for NHS staff, recognising the huge effort made by NHS workers during the pandemic.

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Ealing Council workers delivering testing kits. Image Credit: Ealing Council

EALING Liberal Democrats have uncovered that the government only told Ealing Council about the variant sample on Wednesday, January 27 and that the Council attended the first meeting on this enhanced testing initiative on Thursday, January 28.

Following the emergence of the South African COVID-19 variant in a sample from a Hanwell (W7) resident on December 29 (nearly a month before the Council was told), Ealing Council has been urging asymptomatic residents and people who work in Hanwell and West Ealing postcodes to get tested.

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Councillor Gary Malcolm trying to relax in lockdown

AS each lockdown takes place, we have seen that they are less successful than the previous lockdowns or conditions set by the government.

Given that the most recent restrictions were announced just as many in Ealing were due to leave London to celebrate Christmas with relatives they have not seen for many, many months, it has created a huge amount of anger.

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