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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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Welcoming the report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee published today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: Read more ›
We are sad to announce the passing of long term trade union activist, Ray Bellas, who died last week following a long, tough battle against cancer. Ray was known to many in UNISON in Waltham Forest. He was Staffside Secretary, Branch Secretary and a UNISON rep, and NALGO before that, for many many years. He represented many members over those years. Our sympathy and condolences go out to his family.
UNISON local government delegates from across the UK met at a special conference in London yesterday to debate the lessons of the recent pay campaign and agree a set of strong proposals to increase member engagement and democratic participation in every aspect of future pay campaigns. Read more ›
It is just about a month away and preparations are coming along with several speakers confirmed (Stella Creasy MP, Steve white NUT, Jim Wennell FBU, Lorna Webster of Thompsons). This year we are selling purple forget-me-knot ribbons with the proceeds going to ELMS – East London Mesothelioma Support group and the Bhopal Medical appeal. The ceremony will be held between 1-2pm in Walthamstow Town Hall grounds in Forest Rd, E17. All welcome.
Alfie Perrin, a carpenter apprentice, slipped from scaffolding at Camden Road, Wanstead, through a gap 72cm wide to his death two stories high into the street below in November 2012. Click here to read the full story in the local press.
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The film is to finally get a public showing in the UK as the closing film to this year’s London Asian Film Festival. Although the film has been released in both the US and in India it is yet to be distributed here in the UK, and this represents the first chance for the general public to see the film. Read more ›