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LGPS Parliamentary Petition

You do not have to be an LGPS member, or even work in local government, in order to sign the petition.  The petition is open to any member of the public.  It takes just 30 seconds to sign. 

What’s the problem? The government has announced plans to force individual Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds to invest in UK infrastructure projects. This is instead of direct government funding of important projects – even if it doesn’t give the best return for LGPS members’ pensions.

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Early Day Motion – Statutory maximum working temperature

This House notes that workers in the UK lack adequate legal safeguards from working in uncomfortably high temperatures.  Click here to read more

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Generation rent will pay £44,000 more than parents

YOUNG people will have paid £44,000 more in rent by the time they hit 30 compared to their parents, according to new research which lays bare the cost of the Tory housing crisis.  Click here to read more

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Blacklist Support Group hosts major 2 day employment rights conference at University of Greenwich

Blacklisting, Bullying, Whistleblowing & Police Surveillance conference, Fri 16 – Sat 17th September 2016, Stephen Lawrence Building, University of Greenwich
Blacklist Support Group (BSG) and the Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU) are co-hosting a major 2 day employment rights conference at the University of Greenwich bringing together academics, politicians, lawyers and activists that aims to expose the hidden underbelly of the modern workplace often ignored by the mainstream media Read more ›
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BBC admits ‘significant inaccuracies’ in coverage of Syria peace vigil in Walthamstow

The BBC has admitted there were “significant inaccuracies” in its coverage of a Walthamstow protest against British airstrikes in Syria last year.  Click here to read more

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Climate change department closed by Theresa May in ‘plain stupid’ and ‘deeply worrying’ move

Campaigners called for ‘urgent reassurance from the new government’ that the fight against climate change and pollution will not be ‘abandoned’.  Click here to read more

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Labour leadership elections 2016

Labour-leadership-blank-1024x512The Labour Party is holding an election for the leadership of the party.  The deadline to register is Wednesday 20th July at 5pm.  Click here to read more.  Click here to register to vote.

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Branch Meeting – 22nd September

association-152746__180The meeting will be held in the Waltham Forest Town Hall Council Chamber at 12-2pm – put the date/time in your diary now!
As well as freebies, all attendees will get a free raffle ticket (the draw to take place at the meeting).
We have 3 speakers:
  • Stuart Petrie, Head of HR, LBWF – speaking about Building the Council 2020
  • Steve White, Branch Secretary, NUT – speaking about Anti academies
  • John Noblemunn, Regional Officer – speaking about tribunals

and much, much more. Read more ›

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Working people must not pay the price of leaving the EU, says TUC

A national action plan to protect the economy, jobs and workers’ rights.  Click here to read more.

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