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UNISON AGM 12-2pm Tuesday 27th February 2018

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National Joint Council (NJC) pay offer

The Local Government Association (LGA) has made a two-year pay offer from 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2020 for council, school and other members on NJC pay.  Click here to read more.

Ballot papers for eligible NJC members will be sent out soon. 

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LGBT history month – 1 – 28 February 2018

February is LGBT history month – a chance to celebrate LGBT lives and culture in order to challenge prejudice and build equality.  Click here to read more.

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1 Day Without Us 2018: celebrating migrants, celebrating migration national day of action

17 February 2018.  Click here to read more.

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Disabled woman & partner to be evicted from home. WFTC & housing campaigners say differently

A disabled woman and her partner are about to be evicted.  Despite having lived in a flat in Brighton Avenue for 20 years, having paid rent consistently, and kept the place in good order, the couple have been informed that the bailiffs will be arriving at 9am on Thursday 22nd February. Read more ›

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Celebrating 100 years of the Women’s vote

Our branch Treasurer seen at work celebrating women getting the vote, well, at least some of them. It took 10 more years to get universal suffrage!

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The Tories could be plotting to bring back tribunal fees

TORIES could be gearing up to reintroduce employment tribunal fees, lawyers warned today as a feted shake-up of workers’ rights received a frosty reception from the labour movement.  Click here to read more.

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German workers win right to 28-hour week following industrial action

Collective deal covers around 900,000 metal and engineering workers but is expected to prompt changes across Germany and in other industries.  Click here to read more.

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Government spends £100,000,000 on trying not to give disability benefits

More than £100 million has been spent by the Department for Work and Pensions on administering reviews and appeals against disability benefits in little more than two years, new figures show.  Click here to read more.

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Heart Unions Week Campaign Stalls

“Heart Unions” week takes place between 12-16 February. As part of this, Waltham Forest Trades Union Council is organising campaign stalls to support the Bakers’ Union in it efforts to secure union recognition rights for people who work for McDonalds. There will be a campaign stall at Walthamstow McDonalds in Hoe Street and Leytonstone High Road from 11.30-2.30pm.

 

 

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Labour will end the era of greed, kill off PFI and re-nationalise services – John Mcdonnell MP

Speaking to around 100 strong audience at a meeting last Thursday organised by Waltham Forest Trades Council, John McDonnell, Labour Party Shadow Chancellor, spelt out how a Labour Government is “going to end the era of greed…nationalise rail, water energy and nationalise these PFI contracts. We’re going to make it a reality, and we’re going to do that by electing a Labour Government” Read more ›

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