Monthly Archives: October 2013

Higher Education Strike – 31 October 2013......

As you’ll be aware UNISON members working in Higher Education have voted to take strike action due to the low pay offer from employers of 1%.  These members have seen their pay cut by 13% over the last 4 years and yet nationally Universities have amassed a surplus of over £1.1 billion! Continue reading

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Urgent action needed – help end Israel’s ethnic cleansing and siege on Gaza......

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign works for peace and justice for Palestinians, in support of human rights and against all racism.  Join the lobby of Parliament and help end the crisis on Wednesday 27th November, 2-6pm, Parliament, London Continue reading

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Cuba Cycle Challenge 2014‏......

Break the Blockade with the Cycle Cuba Challenge 2014 24 April – 06 May Continue reading

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Raise Your Voice for the Miami 5 Campaign......

Please add your support to a major new online campaign for the Miami Five organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign. Continue reading

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Blacklisted Construction Workers’ Day of Action......

After years of campaigning more than 3200 building workers, many of who were trade union members, are to be compensated after being blacklisted from working on building sites. Continue reading

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Shrewsbury 24 Campaign......

Ricky TomlinsonThe Shrewsbury 24 were building workers who took part in the first ever national building workers’ strike in 1974.  Five months after the strike the pickets were picked up by the police and a total of 243 charges placed against them.  40 years later the campaign is seeking to overturn a miscarriage of justice.  Attached is a petition which we ask members to support and sign.  The deadline is 30 November.

Further information on the campaign can be found at http://www.shrewsbury24campaign.org.uk/

 

 

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Waltham Forest UNISON Public Meeting / We are Waltham Forest Save our NHS campaign......

Public Meeting – Get ready to defend jobs and services at Whipps Cross called by Waltham Forest Health Branch of Unison – defend all Barts health services and staff

  • No downbanding
  • No cuts to services

7pm, 23 October, Leytonstone School , James Lane (opposite Whipps Cross) Continue reading

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Council’s HR Policies are unreliable......

One of our members recently fell foul of the Council’s unreliable HR procedures. The printed procedure also available on the intranet said that paid special leave was available for up Continue reading

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Brief Report on Branch Meeting held last week......

MEMBERS APPALLED AT TRADE UNION BLACKLIST REVELATIONS AT BRANCH MEETING

UNISON members in Waltham Forest were treated to a powerful personal account of the impact of trade union black listing from our guest speaker at the Branch meeting last week. Christian Clark told the meeting about the blacklisting of trade unionists in the construction industry. Speaking from personal experience and on behalf of the Blacklist Support Group, Christian described how huge construction companies such as Kier and Carillion Continue reading

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Branch Meeting Notes......

Attached are the notes from the Branch Meeting Meeting held on 17 October 2013.

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