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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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AGM next week – Wednesday 4TH March

WF UNISON AGM 10-02-2010 020UNISON AGM will be held on 4th March at 12 noon in the Council Chamber at Waltham Forest Town Hall. The meeting will be rerun at 4pm for members who cannot get to the meeting at lunchtime. Read more ›

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International Women’s Day events announced

iwdAn annual event celebrating the achievements of women is being marked with a week-long of activities in Waltham Forest.   Read more ›

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Low Pay Commission recommends 3% increase in the National Minimum Wage to £6.70

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) have recommended to the Government that the adult rate of the National Minimum Wage, which applies to workers aged 21 and over, should rise by 3 per cent to £6.70 from October 2015. Click here to read more

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More prosecutions needed for minimum wage cheat bosses, says TUC

Commenting on the naming and shaming today by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of 70 employers who have cheated staff out of the minimum wage, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: Read more ›

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Stand up to racism

UNISON is backing the UN Anti-Racism Day demonstration in London on 21 March – the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville massacre in apartheid South Africa.  Click here to read the full article.

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UNISON Introduces new Skills for Schools website

UNISON is delighted to introduce Skills for Schools, a new website that will give school support staff a host of information and help about training and career development. Read more ›

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We knew it anyway but now there’s proof: Unions make you happy

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UNISON’s response and the Chief Executives reply to phase 9-2014 proposals

Click here to read UNISON’s response to the to phase 9-2014 (46) proposals and here to read the Chief Executive’s reply.

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Don’t let the racists divide us Stand up to UKIP

Public meeting – Harmony Hall, Truro Road E17 7BY – Saturday 7 March at 2.30 pm.  Click here to see the flyer.

As you may be aware the general election will take place in May this year. One of the political parties that will be standing locally, will be Ukip.  Read more ›

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Countdown to UNISON AGM – 4th March 2015

4 MarchThe branch AGM will be held on Wednesday 4th March 12-2pm and 4-5:30pm in the Council Chambers, Waltham Forest Town Hall.

John Cryer, M.P. for Leyton will be speaking about the forthcoming general election and a Solicitor from Thompsons will be giving advice about personal injury claims. Read more ›

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