The Working Class and the Labour Party
HERE is a link to a model motion for Women's Conference 2022 on how Labour in power should ensure women with disabilities who are mothers and carers are treated more fairly by the benefits assessment system. It also addresses how those we care for - young or old - are not adequately taken into account in terms of how OUR disability affects THEM, within the benefits system. We need to see change that reflects how our disability affects us not just as people, but as carers and mothers. Most of us are one, or the the other, or both.
BELOW are links to some model motions for Labour Party Conference Sept 2022 that would go some way to addressing the exclusion and invisibility within the party and therefore within politics generally of low income and working class people.
BELOW are some model motions drafted for Women's Conference 2021 that respond to the changes in society and the economy as a result of the COVID crisis, with a focus on women, children and class inequality.
The decline of working class participation and inclusion within politics, including Labour Party Politics, is well-documented. Working Class women have suffered disproportionately and will continue to without better direct political representation. This model motion outlines a starting point for addressing that. Click through to see full motion text.
It is time the Labour party actively created pathways to reverse the sharp decline of working class political visibility and engagement. Eddisbury CLP are the first CLP to have voted to approve the creation of a local Working Class Officer within their CLP. The motion can be found HERE
A model outline for the new role can be found HERE just substitute the name of your Branch or CLP
Grassroots Labour Women's Team (Left Slate Supported by 8 of the 9 CLGA Partners)
Grassroots Labour Women (GLW) is a diverse group of experienced left-wing activists standing together for the Labour Party Women’s Committee to ensure a socialist, feminist and democratic Labour Women’s Organisation.
For more information about the slate and Women's Conference Updates go here HERE
Labour Hub article explaining why we need to use the platform of Women’s Conference to raise the profile of as many issues affecting women as possible and to prepare the ground for COVID-responsive motions to full Conference, to show that we as a Party recognise the changed world we are in as a result of COVID and that we have taken on board the lessons learned so far.