Monthly Archives: July 2011

Unions Gagged By Council (22 July 2011)......

The Joint Trade Unions of Waltham Forest were banned from speaking to Full Council as staff lobbied the Council Meeting over cuts to Pay, Terms and Conditions Continue reading

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Council’s Survey is Unreliable say UNISON (22 July 2011)......

The Council have told us the outcome of their survey.

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Keep up the Pressure and vote ‘yes’ in the Ballot (20 July 2011)......

The trade union campaign against the changes to our terms and conditions is making progress. Continue reading

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Vote YES now!!! (13 July 2011)......

No members left behind, no trust in this employer,  press on with a “YES” vote to get the threat of dismissal and re-engagement off the table Continue reading

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Vote Yes and Vote Now in Branch Indicative Ballot (6 July 2011)......

All members who work for Waltham Forest Council will be receiving an indicative ballot paper in the next few days. Continue reading

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Lobby The Full Council on 21 July (July 2011)......

All 3 Council unions will be lobbying the last Full Council meeting prior to the summer holidays on 21st July from 6pm. Please make every effort to attend. This really has to be a big show of determination and numbers. So, bring your friends, bring your family and bring your best chanting voice.  See the attached leaflet for further information.

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Trade Unions Threat of Action Proves Effective – Council Announce Short List (1 July 2011)......

Following the Joint Trade Union meetings, rallies and lobbies the Council have been forced to back down on some of their more extreme proposals to cut our pay, terms and conditions. Continue reading

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Terms and Conditions Shortlist......

See attached document regarding the short list of proposals for the review of Terms and Conditions of Employment

(originally published 6.7.11)

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Council Committee Recommends That Council do not opt out of National Conditions (1 July 2011)......

The consultations to date have seen the trade unions successfully argue for the Council Joint Consultative Committee to write to Cabinet as follows: Continue reading

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Fantastic Rally (1 July 2011)......

UNISON, GMB and UNITE members gathered together at lunchtime on Thursday 30 June to protest against Council plans to cut pay by up to 2%, opt out of national collective bargaining, cut sick pay and reduce annual leave, amongst a host of other proposals designed to make Council workers work harder and longer for less. Continue reading

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