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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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Branch Secretary election – deadline 4pm, Friday 30th January

Have you voted yet?  The deadline for ballot papers to be returned is this Friday.  An announcement will be made next week giving the name of our new Branch Secretary.

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Holocaust Memorial Day – 31st January, Harmony Hall, Walthamstow

Waltham Forest Unite Against Fascism will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on 31st January at 7.30pm. Read more ›

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The Life and Legacy of Claudia Jones – Friday 6 March 2015

Claudia Jones was a towering figure in politics in the second half of the twentieth century in the USA, UK and beyond. She was born in Trinidad. Read more ›

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Video: The ‘Economic War’ in Venezuela & Echoes of Chile in the 1970s‏

Dr. Francisco Dominguez interviewed by Telesur on the ‘Economic War’ on Venezuela & Echoes of Chile in the 1970s - click here to watch Read more ›

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Council employee exposed to asbestos dust ‘will worry his entire life’

asbestosA council employee who worked in the asbestos-ridden town hall in Walthamstow believes the authority put his life at risk for years.  Click here  to read the Waltham Forest Guardian article.

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At risk children not fully protected by Council

A damning report by Ofsted found Waltham Forest council continues to fail to meet minimum requirements in all safeguarding categories.  Click here to read the article in the Waltham Forest Guardian

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New child protection guidance leaving school staff ‘in limbo’

UNISON says there are serious question marks over new child protection guidance after hundreds of innocent school staff are suspended.  Read more ›

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News from Nowhere Club programme 2015

Venue: Epicentre, West St. Leytonstone E11 4LJ.  Click here to see full details of the programme.

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PSC: Quiz your Parliamentary candidates

The General Election on 7th May is a time to challenge politicians to support Palestine. Click here to find out more

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Disqualification by Association

Schools suspend hundreds of staff amid child protection guidance confusion.  Click here to read the article published in The Guardian.

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