Daily Archives: 05/10/2011

NO Sign Up Campaign is Underway......

UNISON is asking all members working for Waltham Forest Council not to sign up to the new “rotten” contract that the Council are offering. Members have received the voluntary variation letters which asks for their unconditional acceptance of the Council’s revised terms and conditions. These new terms and conditions are particularly unfair for our lower paid members working in residential care, libraries, WFD and Environment Services.  One member has talked to UNISON saying that if the Council carry out their
threatened cuts she will lose her home as she ll not be able to meet the mortgage payments. She is set to lose around £3,000 a year. This will be happening to her while the Council have just employed two further interim managers (both likely to be earning six figure annual sums) and are transferring their Chief Officers on to new scales that will increase their salaries in the future by up to £20,000 a year. As one of our members said at a recent meeting, “it is immoral”. Continue reading

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Q & A From the Branch Meeting held 29 September......

Here are some of the questions and answers we discussed at the meeting held on 29 September. Continue reading

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Over 100 Say No to Council’s New Terms and Conditions at Branch Meeting......

Over a hundred members crammed into the Council Chamber to discuss the latest developments in the UNISON/GMB/UNITE Campaign to stop these proposals. Continue reading

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