Monthly Archives: November 2012

UNISON has launched a smartphone app......

The app brings together information on workplace rights, UNISON campaigns and information about why you should join UNISON, along with a direct link to our online joining page. Continue reading

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Retired Members’ Meeting 11 December......

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 11th December at 2pm-4pm at the Rose and Crown Public House, 55 Hoe Street, Walthamstow E17, in the rear room on the ground floor. Nearest station Walthamstow Central. Continue reading

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Latest Pension News – The Final Stage of Consultation is Underway......

After years of talk, posturing and industrial action the new Local Government Pension Scheme is close to being implemented. The new scheme is set to be launched in 2014 and is now being agreed by all the relevant parties at the final legislative stage. The scheme that we voted to accept is now being consulted on within government but negotiators are confident that it will get through the Parliamentary process intact. Continue reading

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Freedom Walk in Walthamstow......

Peter Ashan is a UNISON shop steward in our branch and he will be leading a Freedom Walk and Talk on Sunday 25th November starting at 2 pm from The Mill, Coppermill Lane Walthamstow E17. Finishing at 3.30 pm Continue reading

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Barnet UNISON Fighting back......

Many of you would have read the stories of the “Easy” Council of Barnet. The Tory Council there have been working on privatising just about everything in Barnet. The local branch have been campaigning and fighting the proposals alongside Barnet Residents.

There is a great animated film which you can watch here http://ning.it/Qp5Adx and there is a petition for Barnet residents to sign. We know that some of our members live in Barnet and we hope that if you do live in Barnet you will sign up herehttp://ning.it/RYVBHb

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Autumn Leisure Breaks......

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Staying Active in UNISON November Newsletter 2012......

Greater London Region Retired Members’ Newsletter

Staying Active in UNISON November Newsletter 2012

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Help with winter fuel bills......

This winter, many UNISON members will be worried about paying their gas and electricity bills as prices go up and wages stay the same. And they’re not alone. Fuel poverty in the UK is increasing and today one in four households are in fuel poverty.

UNISON can help. Continue reading

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Sign the petition for a future that works......

Following the TUC Demonstration on 20 October UNISON has launched a petition calling on the Government to recognise that austerity isn’t working and to develop an alternative that will provide decent jobs, rising prosperity for all and maintain high quality public services. Continue reading

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It’s time for a pay rise!!!......

As our members who work for Waltham Forest Council will know, we have had nearly 3 years of the Tory pay freeze and many of us have taken the Labour Council’s pay cuts too. It is now time to let the world know that our living standards are falling. We have less purchasing power and little job security. Many economists argue that austerity does not help the economy to recover as no one has any money to spend. In UNISON we believe in investing in the economy and looking after the public service workers who are so vital in protecting our communities. Continue reading

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