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UNISON AGM, 5th March 2019

12-2pm in the Council Chamber, Waltham Forest Town Hall.  All members welcome.

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National Unity Demonstration Against Fascism and Racism


17 November 2018 1:00pm – Central London, WC2H 7LH.

Unions and community groups must work together and mobilise in greater numbers to oppose the rise of racist and fascist activity across Europe.  Click here to read more.

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Brexit: the last mile citizens’ lobby

5 November 2018 11:00am–5:00pm – Parliament Square, Westminster.

EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in the EU have been the bargaining chips of the Brexit negotiations since 24 June 2016. Time is running out as March 2019 draws closer.  Click here to read more.

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Council workers pawning belongings to make ends meet, says UNISON

Some council staff struggling on low wages are resorting to taking their possessions to pawnbrokers, says a UNISON report published last week.  Click here to read more.

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Ban zero-hours contracts

We need an outright ban on zero-hours contracts.

Too many workers are being denied job security, sick pay and holiday pay – and insecure work is out of control.  Click here to read more and sign the TUC petition.

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National Demonstration to Save Libraries, Museums and Culture

3 November 2018 11:00am–4:00pm, Central London. 

As the crisis in our public library service deepens and central Government slashes local council budgets, UNISON is calling a National Demonstration in support of Libraries, Museums and Culture.

The demo and rally, supported by PCS and UNITE will march through central London. Click here for more details.


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Increase college funding to sustainable levels – all students deserve equality!

Please also take a moment to sign and share this petition to get college funding debated in Parliament.  Click here to sign.

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People’s Question Time Islington, 23rd October

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and members of the London Assembly will talk to Londoners about their plans and priorities for the city. Jennette Arnold, Assembly Member for North East London will chair the event.  Free event but registration essential.  Click here to read more.

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Fighting for your rights

Dave Knight on a campaign group’s efforts to support vulnerable people.

Waltham Forest Stand Up For Your Rights protesting outside Leytonstone Jobcentre Plus.  Waltham Forest Stand Up For Your Rights is a local organisation that supports benefits claimants and campaigns on the problems they face. Click here to read more.

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It’s Get Online Week from 15 to 21 October

Boosting our members’ digital confidence.  UNISON is supporting the Get Online Week – 15-21 October – to help build members’ digital confidence and remove barriers that prevent them fully taking part in an increasingly technical world.  Click here to read more.


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Campaigners’ last ditch attempt to save town square fails

The Waltham Forest Civic Society wanted to protect Walthamstow Town Square.

But Waltham Forest Council said no – because planning permission for new homes at the Mall and town square site has already been granted.  Click here to read more.

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