Daily Archives: 10/02/2016

Heart unions week – Thursday 11 February......

As part of the TUC’s heart unions week which is taking place nationally this week, UNISON Waltham Forest are looking for volunteers to help us distribute leaflets.  We will be at:

  • Chingford station at 8am
  • Black Horse tube at 7.30am
  • Leytonstone tube at 8am
  • Walthamstow Central at 7.30am.

Come along and join us.

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Kill the Housing Bill – National demo Sunday 13 March......

A demonstration will take place on 13 March.  Meet at 12 noon at Lincoln’sInnFields, LondonWC2A3TL.  Please see attached flyer for more information and click here to sign the petition.

 

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Sports Direct......

As part of this week’s TUC campaign against the Trade Union Bill we will be leafleting in Walthamstow Town Square between 12.30 and 2pm on Thursday 11th Feb. Sports Direct operates a policy of six strikes and you’re out which means taking too long for a toilet break, going sick or being late is all a strike and arbitrarily enforced by management. Sports Direct use zero hours contracts for over 75% of their warehouse staff and don’t pay the living wage.

Everyone is welcome to come along to the lunchtime demo and show Sports Direct that we just won’t let them get away with this any more.

Click here to sign the petition

 

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Democracy......

One of our retired members recently sent this letter to the the local press.

“I write in relation to the proposed Trade Union Bill.

There are three points I wish to make : Continue reading

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Health & Safety Conference 5 February 2016......

H&S conf 5 Feb 2016

a photo of some of the reps who attended

Waltham Forest Safety reps attended the South East Region Trades Union Congress (SERTUC) annual Health and Safety Conference held at Congress House on Friday the 5th February. The Conference had a packed agenda with 10 speakers who talked on the following topics: The Future of Health, Safety and well being at Work; Winning Better Health and Safety at Work through Organising and Minimising the Consequences of the Trade Union Bill; Trade Unions and the Prevention of Life threatening illnesses; Our Workplaces – Our Community: Campaigning Together and Building Networks – Accessing Resources – Getting Training. Continue reading

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Children’s social work reform (England)......

The Government’s plan to radically reform Children’s social work in England have been continuing apace.  They have recently announced some major new changes which are outlined in this short policy paper.

Here is a summary of the main features of the paper: Continue reading

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Disabled woman harassed for bedroom tax arrears (while Google invited to negotiate its level of tax)......

“It’s so unjust and cruel”, says Sandra Sharp who is being threatened with a bill for £3,000 by Places for People Homes Ltd, a Housing Association.

“People like me get harassed for money while Google sit down and have a nice chat with the taxman about how much they are prepared to pay! Where is the fairness in that?” Continue reading

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