Monthly Archives: March 2015

Waltham Forest Council sentencing in respect of asbestos failings delayed......

Southwark Crown Court was due to sentence Waltham Forest Council today but the court has announced it has to set another date.

 

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TUC welcomes report by MPs into Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership......

Welcoming the report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee published today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: Continue reading

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Ray Bellas......

We are sad to announce the passing of long term trade union activist, Ray Bellas, who died last week following a long, tough battle against cancer. Ray was known to many in UNISON in Waltham Forest. He was Staffside Secretary, Branch Secretary and a UNISON rep, and NALGO before that, for many many years. He represented many members over those years. Our sympathy and condolences go out to his family.

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Waltham Forest council will be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court over asbestos......

O n Monday 30th March the sentencing of Waltham Forest council will take place for putting employees’ lives at risk by failing to deal with deadly asbestos in the basement of its town hall.  We will have reps present at the hearing and a report and photos will be published next week.

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Local government delegates agree to continue campaign for fair pay......

UNISON local government delegates from across the UK met at a special conference in London yesterday to debate the lessons of the recent pay campaign and agree a set of strong proposals to increase member engagement and democratic participation in every aspect of future pay campaigns. Continue reading

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Workers’ Memorial Day – 28 April......

It is just about a month away and preparations are coming along with several speakers confirmed (Stella Creasy MP, Steve white NUT, Jim Wennell FBU, Lorna Webster of Thompsons). This year we are selling purple forget-me-knot ribbons with the proceeds going to ELMS – East London Mesothelioma Support group and the Bhopal Medical appeal.   The ceremony will be held between 1-2pm in Walthamstow Town Hall grounds in Forest Rd, E17.  All welcome.

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Cuba voices support for Venezuela‏......

Raul Castro said that the US decision to declare Venezuela a threat to US security was “arbitrary, aggressive and groundless” during his statement at the Extraordinary Summit of ALBA nations which took place in Caracas on 17 March. Continue reading

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Alfie Perrin manslaughter trial: supervisor was ‘indifferent’ to 16-year-old’s safety......

Alfie Perrin, a carpenter apprentice, slipped from scaffolding at Camden Road, Wanstead, through a gap 72cm wide to his death two stories high into the street below in November 2012.  Click here to read the full story in the local press.

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PSC : Support sanctions on Israel NOW! Sign the petition......

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Bhopal, A Prayer For Rain film......

The film is to finally get a public showing in the UK as the closing film to this year’s London Asian Film Festival. Although the film has been released in both the US and in India it is yet to be distributed here in the UK, and this represents the first chance for the general public to see the film. Continue reading

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