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Young spend three times more on housing than grandparents

Young people in Britain are spending three times more on housing than their grandparents did, according to the Resolution Foundation think tank.  Click here to read more.

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1.4Million now in zero hours work

A staggering 1.4 million workers in Britain are now subjected to contracts which do not guarantee their working hours or wages.  Click here to read more.

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Private rents “propped up” by taxpayers

Taxpayers’ money is being wasted on “propping up rents” in a “failing housing market”, a report says.  Click here to read more.

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Boosting the power of workers should be Corbyn’s priority – any MP not up for the challenge must go

Ahead of its annual conference, the party must focus on what is urgent and important: securing rights for low-paid workers and banning zero-hours contracts.  Click here to read more.

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Housing benefit to private landlords up – housebuilding down

But we’re forking out more and more in housing benefit to private landlords.  Click here to read more.

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Sacked out of spite

CRUEL agency bosses have created a “climate of punishment and fear” for workers on temporary or zero-hours contracts, axeing their shifts “out of spite,” a damning study has revealed.  Click here to read more.

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Public sector workforce at lowest level since 1947

Redundancies and privatisation have seen public-sector employment fall to its lowest level for 70 years, click here to read more.

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Inquest delivers “accidental death” verdict at Romanian Marian Nemit’s inquest

A verdict of accidental death was delivered by the jury at the inquest into 21 year old Marian Nemit’s death. The jury were instructed to deliver that verdict by the Coroner.

Graphic detail of the death of Romanian Marian Nemit, 21, was revealed at the inquest in Walthamstow yesterday. Marian died after a wall collapsed on him working on a shop conversion job at the 844 Leyton High Rd, Leyton, E10 on 14 April 2015. Read more ›

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Enforcement evening targets envirocrime

Fly-tippers who litter local streets, parks and neighbourhoods have been warned that they are Waltham Forest’s Public Enemy Number One.  To read more click here.  If you have any comments to make on this story please email us: admin@unisonwalthamforest.org.uk

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Unlicensed landlord ordered to repay tenants

A Leytonstone landlord has been prosecuted and ordered to repay over £5,000 to his tenants for renting an unlicensed House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO).  Click here to read more.  If you have any comments you would like to make about this housing story email us: admin@unisonwalthamforest.org.uk

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