Monthly Archives: November 2013
Oscar López Triviño was murdered on November 9 in the Colombian city of Bugalagrande a day after he and other members of his union, SINALTRAINAL, received death threats from paramilitaries. Continue reading
The world has watched in shock at the destruction caused by the world’s strongest typhoon to ever hit land, centering on the city of Tacloban on the island of Leyte in the Philippines. There is already an estimate of more than 10,000 casualties, a number that is likely to rise considerably with reports of other communities being completely flattened with few known survivors. Continue reading
Please follow this link to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign website for further information.
With an early morning “invasion” of the special police units to ERT premises on 7 November, the government completes an absolute coup against mass information and democracy, launched on June 11th, 2013. These police units known as “units for the reinstatement of order” have special equipment to suppress demonstrations – shields, rubber clubs, helmets, body protection, service weapon, gas masks and tear gas. Continue reading
Once again it is time for branch elections. We need Stewards, Health & Safety Reps and Union Learning Reps. Existing Reps and all members are entitled to seek nomination. Closing date is Friday 17 January 2014. Further information and relevant forms are attached below.
Also Branch Officer elections are being held with a deadline of 2nd December. Nomination forms and further details attached below. Continue reading
Just before 7 am on Monday 28th October a large section of scaffolding collapsed in Francis Road, Leyton. Amazingly no-one was killed or injured. The HSE decided not to investigate as there were no injuries. However, this Branch feels that there ought to be an investigation and so has contacted Building Control to find out what was done and also whether Dragon Scaffolding, the contractors, are carrying out any other works in the Borough. This Branch wants to know what measures have been taken to avoid this happening again. When we receive the answers to our question we will let you know.
This is a unique opportunity to visit Cuba, meet Cuban trade unionists and solidarity activists from across the globe, and participate in the legendary May Day celebration in Havana. Continue reading