TOWER HAMLETS COUNCILLORS: what are they like? The hot topic in the Borough is the decision of Executive Mayor John Biggs to impose new contracts (“Tower Rewards”) on the Council workforce. Do Labour Councillors back him or not? Ten councillors have signed an open letter asking him to think again. Thirty-one have not. It’s time we got to know our councillors a bit better, so this month we’ll be sharing some quotes from Labour’s public representatives.
“The pandemic has brought an unprecedented economic shock to our borough and across the country. We’re looking at the impact on residents and businesses in Tower Hamlets at our @TowerHamletsNow cabinet meeting.”
Cllr Motin Uz-Zaman, Stepney Green, Cabinet Member for Work and Economic Growth, Twitter, 29th July
Cllr Uz-Zaman’s job – helping the Tower Hamlets economy to regenerate – will he all the harder if the Tower Rewards contracts are not rescinded, as Council workers will have a reduced income and, therefore, less capacity to support local traders. Why not encourage Cllr Uz-Zaman to sign the open letter – or at least raise the issue with the Executive Mayor?
•Contact Cllr Uz-Zaman here: