Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas Greetings and Update......

We would like to take this opportunity of wishing all our members and supporters a very merry Chistmas and a happy New Year.

The office will be closed from Tuesday 25 December 2012 and will reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2013.

Due to staff leave during the Christmas holiday season we will not be publishing again until week commencing 7 January 2013.

Thank you for your continued support.

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Pensions – Auto Enrolment is Coming......

From October 2012 the new government rules about occupational pension schemes came into force. Under these rules employers will have to enrol all staff (new and existing) into a pension scheme. Continue reading

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NO to Academy Status......

The decision to convert Connaught School for Girls into an Academy is not supported by parents, staff, local councillors, our MP John Cryer and the local community. The local NUT group have been on discontinuous strike action for weeks and it is clear that this decision has been made on the basis of contested information. Continue reading

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Volunteers wanted!......

We need help with our AGM mailout week commencing 7 January 2013.  We have labels to put on envelopes and various flyers etc to insert.  We have several thousand to do so any help anyone can give would be gratefully appreciated. Continue reading

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Social Worker Vacancy Rates......

The Community Care website shows Waltham Forest as being third in the country for its social worker vacancy rate. In fact Waltham Forest is top of the vacancy league table for Children’s Services and 8th in the country for Adult Services. Continue reading

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Say NO to Connaught School for Girls becoming an academy......

Join the lobby 12 December 6-7pm.

Connaught School has a long and proud record of being one of the best schools in Waltham Forest. It’s reputation is well established and parents are very happy with the way the school is run.  However, despite there being no pressure on them, the Board of Governors have voted to apply for academy status. UNISON is opposed to academy schools because they tend to worsen our members’ pay, terms and conditions. They also lead to the privatisation of the schools services and leave schools being run by individual governing bodies with no democratic accountability. Continue reading

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