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economic justice

599 petitions

Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Michael Gove, Sadiq Khan

Help Us Sink Plans for London's Toxic Cruise Port

If current plans for a new toxic cruise port in London go ahead, ships will be allowed to run dirty diesel engines whilst docked near homes and schools - pumping out toxic fumes that can cause permanent damage to children's lungs! Other major cities make the cruise ships hook up to electric onshore power. We want the same - a clean cruise port - or none at all. Michael Gove has promised to take action on diesel fumes on the roads, but so far there's little legislation in place when it comes to toxins, particularly nitrogen oxides (NOX) from river traffic, or the port. Just one medium sized cruise ship moored at the Greenwich site at Enderby Wharf (or 'Maritime View'), will consume about 700 litres of diesel per hour, emitting equivalent levels of nitrogen dioxide and deadly particulate matter as 688 lorries with their engines idling.  Experts claim that pollution leads to 40,000 deaths in the UK every year causing: permanent lung damage in children issues with dementia and cognition untold suffering for people with asthma birth defects heart attacks and strokes chronic and acute bronchitis cancer Diesel fumes are rated as a level one carcinogen by the World Health Organisation, in the same category as smoking. Yet there are 12 schools within a half mile radius of the site. Clean onshore power is the common sense solution. It's worked in Hamburg, Oslo, New York and the Port of Los Angeles serving 43 miles of coastline. In fact, since the installation of on shore power in LA, air pollution monitoring has recorded: 90% reduction in sulphur emissions 85% decrease in diesel particulate matter 50% reduction in NOX This petition was started as a cry for help when Greenwich Council forced through planning permission for Enderby Wharf in 2012, despite vehement opposition from locals. Now, three years later, the #NoToxicCruisePort campaign is supported by politicians from all sides. AN ISSUE FOR ALL OF US We’re not a bunch of tree hugging activists with nothing better to do, but ordinary people concerned about the long term health of children, family and friends whose health will suffer if this goes ahead. Not just here but in cities where pollution is already dangerously high, and at ports everywhere, like Southampton, where cruise ships contribute up to 23 per cent of the city's air pollution. Enderby Wharf is up for sale through agents Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).  Whoever buys it needs to know that unless they install an onshore power supply, the terminal is pure poison. Yes, there will be an extra price tag attached. But compared to the human cost, and the burden it will invariably place on the NHS, it’s well worth it.  The EU has a directive that says that all ports must provide onshore power by 2025. If, as Mr Gove believes, we’ll be better off and greener outside the EU, now is the time to prove it.  WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO? Have your say by tweeting @michaelgove, @Royal_Greenwich, @MayorofLondon.  Also look out for updates on the NoToxicPort website and on twitter.  

Isle of Dogs with egra.london
7,191 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to The Scottish National Party, HUMZA YOUSAF, Kenneth Gibson, Nicola Sturgeon, Alex Salmond., Stuart McMillan., Jeremy Corbyn MP

POST EU & CAL MAC ::: PROGRESSIVE FUNDING ~ CarsTo Dunoon Pier ::: Return NORTHLINK.

Caledonian MacBrayne are A World Leading Company, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With 199 Years Of Experience, Award Winning, Owned by Us, In The Public Sector, who Expertly Run LifeLine Ferry Services to The Scottish Islands and West Coast of Scotland, and based at Gourock, Inverclyde, Scotland, UK. They are constantly under threat of Process Privatisation, and having to use resourses to defend against the likes of serco, as they are at the moment.   Let us not forget what happened at NORTHLINK, Where Serco Unfairly Manipulated Themselves, into preferred bidder status, Taking Advantage, winning the contract, Then the problems started............ Let's Get NORTHLINK back.     We are calling for the SNP Government, Nicola, Humza,  Fiona and Alex.    To Ensure :::  Investment and Expansion of CALEDONIAN MACBRAYNE :::IE ::: EG ::: To Northern Ireland and The EU.::: And a return of Car Carrying to Dunoon Pier. THAT THE TENDERING PROCESS, POST EU, IS NOT NOW REQUIRED, AND THAT THIS NON SENSE IS SCRAPPED./.   Scottish Labour Party, Neil, Neil Bibby MSP, David, David Stewart MSP, Highlands and Islands, Support me in this, as well as Jeremy Corbyn, The New Labour Leader.  Also The Scottish Daily Record, and Daily Mirror. The Future Is Bright, The Future Is Caledonian MacBrayne~~~ We are building, and have built, and plan, fine ships for Caledonian MacBrayne   It is time to further recognise, and praise, All the Brilliant Work put in by the Multi- Award Winners, World Leading Ferry Company. Thank you. Please read The Shetland Times Article on what happened with the Northern Isles Boats, Appalling, Shocking Reading.  Thank you Everyone.

The Labour Party.
676 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Minister Eoghan Murphy, Joe MacGrath

Finish Glencree, Newport, Tipperary

https://goo.gl/maps/EKmLeLog2Aq Residents in Glencree Newport are left angry and frustrated due to unfinished Estate. Glencree housing estate was originally built in 2003 where the majority of properties were sold off-plan. Such plans portrayed an idyllic setting displaying manicured green spaces, driveways, roads and street lighting. Plans to include 18 townhouses and a state of the art crèche at the entrance to the estate have never materialised. For those residents who have purchased homes, their reality is an entirely different picture. A number of residents have young families and said that it is fast becoming a nightmare scenario.  To date there has been no satisfactory action taken by Singland Homes Ltd., to finish the Glencree Estate. Residents are appealing to Eoghan Murphy, T.D. Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to take action as the appalling, unfinished condition of the housing estate is putting lives at risk and hampering the social development of the local community. One resident described it as an absolute eyesore and is affecting normal daily living for young families. Another described the metal fencing surrounding the housing estate as unsightly and unacceptable. Residents are infuriated by the dilapidated Porto cabins, unused building materials and an out-building which remain inside the fencing. Many expressed concern that the footpath surfaces to the main Newport to Thurles road are unfinished and hazardous, forcing people off the paths onto the main road, particularly during heavy rainfall. Residents explained that traffic coming from the Thurles direction is immediately met with what now looks like a run-down estate and are outraged by the fact that their homes are becoming inequitable and say this is having a serious effect on their lives. Residents have been let-down by local T.D.s and Counsellors and feel strongly that Tipperary County Council and politicians have failed them. Residents are seeking support from local business owners and the local community as the unfinished entrance devalues the locality of Newport and not just the estate of Glencree.   Residents are now appealing to Minister Eoghan Murphy, to take swift action. They are demanding that their quality of life is restored and say that this is not what they bought into and is not what they envisaged for their family lives in Glencree 14 years later.   It has also come to our attention that the developer is planning on building in Limerick in the near future after leaving us in an unfinished estate!!! Please sign and share our petition and help give us a voice.  This petition is run independently of Glencree Residents Association   

Glencree Residents
413 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP for Bromsgrove, Rt. Hon. Nick Hurd MP

Grant Police Widows Pensions for Life - Don't Make Them Choose Between Future Happiness and Pensions

My husband Colin was a police dog handler and served with the West Midlands Police for 21 years. On Sunday 29th November 1987, he was dispatched with a number of his colleagues to deal with a disturbance; having performed this duty Colin suffered a heart attack and died at the scene – he was 40 years old.  At 24 I found myself a widow, and our 4 year old daughter Kelly lost her best friend in the world.  In 2001 I was faced with a very difficult decision: to keep my police widows' pension, or move in with my partner; although I could ill afford to lose the money living apart was becoming intolerable. Our financial lives have been a roller coaster ride since then but we have been happy. 2006 saw Police Pension Regulations change for new entrants and serving officers eligible to transfer to the new scheme. Should the most awful thing happen, they know that their survivors' benefits are now payable for life, irrespective of whether they remarry or form a new partnership. Changes have also taken place in Northern Ireland: 'Following a change to the Royal Ulster Constabulary Pension Regulations 1988, widows whose widows’ pension ceased on remarriage under the RUC Pension Regulations 1988 will now have their widows pension reinstated from 1 July 2014. For those of us forever overshadowed by the 1987 Police Pension Regulations, we have been told by the government - that in order to make public service pensions affordable for the tax payer, we will not be able to keep our pensions for life should we remarry or cohabit, and those of us who have already chosen love over money will not have our pensions reinstated. They say that the financial cost is too great.  I think that you will agree that our husbands have already paid the ultimate price and given value for money in serving and dying within their communities. If you agree, and think that all police widows should keep their pensions for life – then please sign this petition. Thank you. Cathryn L. Hall CathrynHall@outlook.com Update As a direct result of this campaign the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006) were amended; the amendment came into force January 18th 2016. The widows, widowers and civil partners of police officers killed in the line of duty and covered by the 1987 Police Pension Regulations, will now receive their pensions for life if they were in receipt of a special or augmented pension and remained unmarried and were not living with a partner by 1st April 2015. The survivors of firefighters killed on duty will also benefit from these changes. On October 5th 2015 the Scottish Government announced the same amendment to the pensions paid to the survivors of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty in Scotland. Scotland differs from England and Wales in that the survivors who were entitled to a special or augmented pension before they remarried or moved in with a partner - have had their pensions reinstated and back-dated to 1st October 2015. We continue to campaign for parity with the RUC widows in Northern Ireland and lifelong pensions for ALL police widows, widowers and civil partners.  

Cathryn Louise Hall
123,876 supporters