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UNISON AGM 12-2pm Tuesday 27th February 2018

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Grenfell tragedy: Councils plan £380m fire safety spend

Councils across the capital will be spending a total of about £383m to make social housing safer following the Grenfell fire, research by BBC Radio London has found.  Click here to read more.

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LGBT Open Group – 9 December 2017

There will be a closed committee meeting in the morning, and LGBT members will be invited to attend from 12.30pm until 4pm.

A lunch will be provided to those attending.

Papers will be available nearer to the time

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Brexit debate: Some ministers are ‘not fond’ of workers’ rights, warns senior Tory MP Ken Clarke

It came as the Government avoided any serious backbench rebellion after a series of amendments to the bill were voted down by MPs in the Commons.  Click here to read more.

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Poorest and most vulnerable hardest hit by Tory reforms, study shows

Equality and Human Rights Commission warns of ‘bleak future’ for those most in need.  Click here to read more.

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One in three renters fear losing their home

A third of private renters worry they will have to move within a year, making them stressed and less connected to their community, according to a latest poll.  Click here to read more.

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One in seven councillors in English rental hotspots are landlords

Findings raise questions over whether dual role makes councils less inclined to regulate standards in private rental sector.  Click here to read more.

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Fundraising event for UNITE strikers at Whipps Cross Hospital

Some photos from last night’s fund-raiser held at Ye Olde Rose & Crown Pub, Walthamstow where £300 was raised.

 

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World’s richest 1% of people now own half global wealth, finds study

Number of millionaires has soared while half the planet – 3.5 billion people – owns less than 3 per cent of wealth. Click here to read more.

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“Paradise” for the Super Rich – Destitution for the Poor

It was with grave concern that WF Trades Council heard a report from a spokesperson from the civil service union PCS about Universal Credit – a new system of welfare payment – and how it will force some poor families into even greater destitution.  They informed us that where this new system has been trialed, it has produced even more hardship. So many organisations are up-in-arms, and say it must be halted.  “Some people, including families with children have to wait up to 6 weeks to get even a penny. They are forced to food banks, and get evicted when landlords won’t wait for rent.” Read more ›

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Another summons but will Dow attend the Bhopal court?

Ms.Amy Wilson, Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel at The Dow Chemical Company, is summoned to the Bhopal Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court on November 15th. Read more ›

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