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Petitioning Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Department for Communities, The Department for Health and Social Care

Minimum Wage Essential Workers - Give Them A Better Wage.

Many Essential Workers are working front line and currently only receiving the bare minimum wage for their job. The Covid 19 crisis has increased the risk for many employees, some are fortunate enough to work from home, some are forced to close for safety, whilst others are in the front line; food outlets, community workers, delivery drivers, bin men, domestics etc. The people in the front line are essential workers and have to carry on to serve the needs of our community. For many the risks they face aren't being reflected in their wages (not that there is a wage high enough to cover the risk to themselves and their families). In addition many front line workers are not being provided with PPE wear in their front line roles. This petition is for employers and government to show frontline workers how valuable they are to us all right now. Give frontline/essential workers a fair wage increase to reflect the risks taking and ensure all frontline workers have PPE wear whilst carrying out their role.  People in the front line do not have the time to campaign for this change so it's up to everyone else to help by signing this petition and getting over 10,000 signiture's to get officials attention. Please sign and share and help make the difference for those out doing what they can for us. 

jacqueline fields
4,389 supporters
Petitioning UK Parliament, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Andrea Leadsom MP, Jo Swinson MP


To meet the challenge of climate change we must harness the power of our oceans. The UK has abundant tidal resources that can provide clean energy 24 hours a day, forever, contributing to a greener future for our planet. As the global leader in the tidal energy industry, the UK needs to secure the potential jobs and economic benefits for Britain’s future. The UK has 50% of Europe’s capacity to create Tidal Stream Energy which will help reduce the UK’s carbon emissions by 2050 and create at least 20,000 jobs. We cannot lose this opportunity at a time when the demand to build world leading industries and take action against climate change is needed most. Please help us to get over 100,000 signatures on this petition to encourage the UK government to act, and provide investment that will deliver low cost, predictable green energy and give the UK opportunities for economic and employment growth in turbulent times.#PowerOfTheTide ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS - Tidal Stream Energy is the only predictable form of renewable energy in the world, with the ability to produce energy 24 hours a day - and can help the UK in its mission for zero carbon emissions by 2050. SOCIAL BENEFITS - A new tidal stream industry could bring at least 20,000 jobs to the UK by 2030. ECONOMIC BENEFITS - Tidal Stream Energy is inexhaustible, with extensive and powerful tidal areas across the UK, at least 50% of the European resources. A new tidal stream industry could bring countless export potential across the country by 2030. Watch It's Time to turn the tide on Tidal Film HERE  

UK Tidal Energy
3,214 supporters
Petitioning UK Parliament, Environmental Protection Agency, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

TAX INCINERATION LIKE LANDFILL NO to polluting incinerators

INCINERATORS DO NOT CONTRIBUTE TAX. WHY NOT? How would you like a mega incinerator built where you live, polluting the very heart of your environment? WHY DOES THE GOVERNMENT GIVE LARGE TAX BREAKS TO WASTE COMPANIES THAT OPT TO BURN RUBBISH which contains valuable recyclable raw materials and creates fine particulate air pollution? Did you know incinerator companies are not incentivised at all to move waste towards greener methods of generating energy and preserving valuable materials and supporting the circular economy? There is currently NO TAX on burning waste in incinerators. This loophole has given an incentive to big business and investors to take advantage and profit from what should be a community-based waste strategy. Communities are also forced to spend time and money fighting these multi-nationals with campaigns, petitions, demonstrations, professional consultants and judicial reviews. Dumping rubbish in landfill is taxed at £94 a tonne. If incineration is taxed at a similar rate, there would be a huge incentive for local communities to efficiently process waste and benefit from local schemes such as composting, and a disincentive for the imposition of yet more incinerators which reduce recycling initiatives. Why redirect waste to incineration simply because of the zero tax when materials could and should be recycled? MORE INCINERATORS PLANNED 69* incinerators are operational or under construction, and there are currently around 100* proposed incinerators. Currently all over the country from Cornwall to Scotland, people are campaigning against having these incinerators. TAX COULD FUND RECYCLING An Incineration Tax would help fund recycling and demonstrate the Government’s clear commitment to reduce, reuse, recycle or compost our waste as well as a disincentive to profit from these unpopular and costly structures and negate the need to build more incinerators. Please sign to show your support by asking the Government to introduce an Incineration Tax. ABOUT US – WISBECH WITHOUT INCINERATION (WISWIN): Our small historic Georgian market town of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, on the borders of Lincolnshire and Norfolk, is threatened with the construction of a huge incinerator, one of the largest in the UK, by German company MVV. It would mean hundreds of lorries every day, seven days a week, transporting 650,000 tonnes of commercial and household waste to our town from all over the country. Wisbech has no dual carriageways or railway station. It would dominate the town and be built on a high-risk flood plain just meters from schools and housing, raising fears of toxic pollutants filling the air and contaminating our surrounding farmland. Wisbech Town Council, Fenland District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council as well as our MP Steve Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire) and neighbouring MP Liz Truss (South West Norfolk) are all against this huge incinerator, but the Government will have the final say whether it is imposed on us. (650,000 tonnes is the equivalent weight of 2,850 Boeing 787 aircraft).  *Source: United Kingdom Without Incineration Network: For further information: WISWIN Facebook: Website:

Virginia Bucknor
2,579 supporters
Amend Jacks Law to include Statutory Bereavement Leave for all family members

Dear supporter, We are delighted to share that today a new law has been created which makes Parental Bereavement Leave a legal right - the first time in the UK’s history. Thanks to your support, employed parents who lose a child under 18 will now be able to receive two weeks’ paid leave. Her Majesty the Queen has given the law the Royal stamp of approval and it is expected to come into force in 2020. The new law is called the Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Act and will give all employed parents a day-one right to two weeks’ leave if they lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy. Employed parents will also be able to claim pay for this period, subject to meeting eligibility criteria. This new law honours the manifesto commitment to introduce a new entitlement to parental bereavement leave. For more information, visit or @Beisgovuk on Twitter.

3 years ago