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Joining UNISON is the best decision I have made in years. Having worked in the Private Care Sector for several years, I had often thought about joining UNISON but felt that it would not be worth my while. However, after months of difficulties with my unsupportive and disorganised management, I decided it was time to join up. Despite having been a UNISON member for less than 6 months the union represented me without question and with complete commitment and professionalism.
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A further day of strike action will be held on Tuesday 14 October, this is a few days before the TUC national demonstration on Saturday 18 October.
There will be a Branch Meeting in the Council Chamber, Waltham Forest Town Hall on Wednesday 8 October 12:30-2:30pm and 4:30-6pm where the dispute will be discussed. Put the date in your diary. Read more ›
No more racist police killings! Assemble: 5:30pm, Wednesday 27 August. US Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 2LQ
Protest for Gaza
An emergency protest has been called for this Saturday Saturday 23 August 12.30-3pm Outside Downing Street, London (nearest tube: Westminster). Click here for more information
People are currently facing the biggest squeeze on their incomes since Victorian times, and wages have fallen in real terms every year since 2010. Read more ›
Almost one in three workers in Waltham Forest are paid less than the London living wage, research has revealed. Those in Waltham Forest earning less than the standard are believed to include some care workers employed by the council. To read the full story in the local Guardian newspaper click here
Why local government and school support workers took strike action on 10 July, see attached.
The hearing is now scheduled to take place at Westminster Magistrates’ Court at 10am on September 16. A UNISON H&S rep will be present. To read an article in the local Guardian click this link