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Dave Knight is Running the London Marathon

DKOur Retired Members’ Secretary Dave Knight is trying to raise money for Housing Justice and has set up a Just giving page, click here to support Dave.

He is running the Virgin London Marathon this year for Housing Justice, because he is really alarmed at the amount of homeless people he sees every day on the streets of his local area in Leytonstone, East London. Housing Justice provides aid and support to homeless people by organising night shelters, working with churches to develop housing specifically for homeless people and by mentoring and helping homeless people find their feet again. Read more ›

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Polish Members Network Seminar

On Saturday 16th April 2016 at the UNISON Centre, London from 10am until 4pm Read more ›

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Roof collapses with scaffolding on Walthamstow street

Click here to read more.  Luckily no one was injured in in the incident.

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Waltham Forest Pensioners Convention Dignity Day

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The Mayor, Cllr Saima Mahmud speaking at Dignity Day on Monday 1st February.


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John McDonnell supporting Blacklist, Hillsborough, Shrewsbury, Orgreave campaigners fighting Carillion.

Blacklist Support Group join forces with Hillsborough, Shrewsbury Pickets and Orgreave campaigners to fight against Carillion at Anfield stadium.

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South Korea trade unionists holed up in offices

Lee Youngjoo has not left her Seoul trade union offices for several weeks. If she does, she is afraid she will be arrested and put in prison like her colleague, Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) president, Han Sang-gyun.  Click here to read more.

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People’s Assembly Against Austerity national demonstration

Saturday 16 April, 1pm Gower Street, London.  Click here to read more.



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Wages still less than in 2008

  • In the East of England £2,519 less
  • In the South East £2,512 less
  • In London £4,415 less
  • In the UK as a whole £2,270 less
  • From a TUC report using ONS ASHE statistics
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Junior doctors will strike next Weds 10 February, 8am for 24 hours

Despite the best efforts of our negotiating team, and hours of talks facilitated by Acas, the BMA have not managed to reach agreement with NHS Employers and the Department of Health on the new junior doctors contract. Read more ›

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AGM 24th February

people-309092__180The AGM will be held at two different times to enable as many of our members to attend as possible. The first meeting will be at 12 noon and will run until 2pm and the second meeting will begin at 4pm and run through to 5:30pm. Lunch will be provided at the 12.00 meeting.  The meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Waltham Forest Town Hall. Read more ›

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