Monthly Archives: February 2016

The benefits of paid time off for trade union representatives......

The report, based on new analysis of official figures by the University of Bradford, shows that allowing union reps time off to represent their members improves staff retention, reduces illness and boosts industrial relations.  Click here to read more.

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TUC: Each year more than 230,000 people get training and learning opportunities through their union......

For every £1 spent on union supported learning and training, the economy gets £9.15 back, according to a new study the TUC published this month.  Click here to read more

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Legal advice shows ‘beyond doubt’ that TTIP harms NHS......

A Trade Union presented ministers with legal advice on Tuesday showing “beyond doubt” that the TTIP trade deal seriously threatens the future of the NHS.  Click here to read more.

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Margaret Thatcher was urged to make homeless people pay poll tax by senior cabinet minister......

National Archives documents reveal Welsh Secretary told PM exempting the homeless would create ‘enormous loophole’.  Click here to read more.

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AGM – 1 week to go!......

association-152746__180Our AGM is being held next Wednesday 24th February in the Council Chamber, Waltham Forest Town Hall 12-2pm and 4.50pm for those who can’t make the lunchtime meeting.  Before the AGM at 11.30am a Pensions Workshop will be held.  There will be stalls, speakers, feedback from conferences and many other items on the Agenda.  All members welcome.

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The big UNISON prize draw......

You could win up to £10,000 and make UNISON stronger.

For a chance to win £10,000 cash, one of three family holidays worth up to £2,000 or one of 20 health and dental plans worth up to £300* – all you and you need to do is make sure UNISON has up-to-date contact details.  Click here to read more.

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Blacklisting left us broke: The disgrace of families left on the edge by construction scandal......

A retired construction worker has told how he was deprived of half his life’s earnings through being ­blacklisted from work. Click here to read more.

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TTIP vs tax justice......

6 out Britain’s 10 biggest multinationals paid no corporation tax in 2014. In some cases, big corporations are even using TTIP-style ‘corporate courts’ to sue governments trying to collect taxes from them.  Click here to read more.

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UN labour body calls on government to review parts of Trade Union Bill......

International Labour Organisation requests that ministers look at proposals to lift ban on agency workers replacing those who are on strike.  Click here to read more.

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Corbyn: We Need a Strong Trade Union in Every Workplace......

Unions are the most effective force for social equality – which is why we should be proud of their link to the Labour Party, writes Jeremy Corbyn.  Click here to read more

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