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“using the union was a positive experience” – writes a member

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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Strike action on Tuesday 14 October

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 ›

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National Pensioners Convention

NPC Transport Conference – attached is a flyer advertising the event to be held on 18 September. Read more ›

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Staying Active in UNISON August 2014

Greater London Region Retired Members’ Newsletter

Staying Active in UNISON August 2014 Newsletter

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Hands Up! Don’t Shoot! Justice for Michael Brown! Demo 27 August

No more racist police killings! Assemble: 5:30pm, Wednesday 27 August. US Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 2LQ

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PSC: time to put the pressure on your MPs

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

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National demonstration: Britain needs a pay rise 18 October

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 ›

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Around one in three employees in Waltham Forest paid less than the living wage

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

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Greater London Retired Members Seminar

The seminar will take place on Thursday 18 September at 11am-3pm at ULU, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY.  If any retired members are interested in attending please contact the branch office.  The deadline for attendees contacting the office is the end of August.

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The big picture

Why local government and school support workers took strike action on 10 July, see attached.

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Hearing date set for Waltham Forest Council asbestos case

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

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