Monthly Archives: February 2013

Can you help us sell Workers’ Memorial Day Ribbons?......

Workers’ Memorial Day is on 28th  April.  We will be selling purple ribbons week commencing 22nd April. If you can sell ribbons in your workplace please contact the UNISON office and we will get ribbons and posters to you.  If you can help with workplace collections please ring 0208 496 4703 or get in touch via our feedback page. Continue reading

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Asbestos in Waltham Forest......

After concerns raised by UNISON about the management of asbestos in Waltham Forest, the HSE have issued an Improvement Order on the Council. UNISON is meeting with the Lead Inspector next Wednesday (6th March), the outcome of which will be published on the website.

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Refurbishments in Council Properties......

Major refurbishments are taking place at several sites across the Borough, these include Gainsford Road, Rowan House, Harvey House and the Town Hall. Works were started, and some cases nearly completed, before UNISON were told. It was members who were affected by the work that contacted the Union, the Council did not see fit to consult with UNISON on the proposed work. Once again Management are in contravention of Regulation 4A of the Continue reading

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Changes to CRB checks......

Click here to see the website article which explains the changes.

There are links to government sites explaining the new Disclosure and Barring procedures.

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Retired Members’ Meeting 5 March......

The next Retired Member’s meeting will take place on Tuesday 5 March at the Sports and Social Club, Waltham Forest Town Hall Grounds at 1.30pm – 4pm. Continue reading

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DO YOU WANT TO WIN A PRIZE?......

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UNISON Black Members’ Group Conference Report 2013......

black_members_bannerUNISON National Black Members Conference held 18-20 January 2013. Report attached

 

 

 

 

 

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UNISON Black Members’ Group AGM......

The BMG is having its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 27th February 2013 in Committee room 2 at the Town Hall (the meeting will start at 12:15pm). There is a full agenda so please get there as early as you can. Continue reading

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Support UNISON’s ‘There for You’ Charity......

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2012 was a tough year for families living in Waltham Forest and we anticipate that there will be further difficulties as the cuts hit even more.

The union’s Welfare Fund has seen a massive rise in the number of applications for grants that fund basic essentials such as school uniforms (up  by 27%), heating bills (up by a massive 388%) etc. Continue reading

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AGM 7 February 2013 photos......

Click on this link to see photos from our AGM last week

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