Monthly Archives: July 2016

Picnic 30th July!......

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UNISON Branch Administrator meets Denis Goldberg......

Nat, me and Denis

(photo: Nat Perez, Vice Chairperson, Community H.E.A.R.T.; Sheila Gobel, UNISON; Denis Goldberg, honorary President, Community H.E.A.R.T.)

Denis Goldberg was guest speaker at ‘A Night for the Children of the Rainbow Nation’ held in the banqueting hall in Glasgow City Chambers on Thursday 21st July, a fundraising charity dinner to raise money for Community H.E.A.R.T. (Community Health Education and Reconstruction Training) which he founded in 1995 and is now honorary President.

Denis was sentenced to 4 life sentences (the only white member of Umkhonto we Sizwe to be arrested and sentenced) alongside his close friend Nelson Mandela and 8 others at the Rivonia Trial which took place between 1963/64.  He spoke of his childhood, his incarceration (he served 22 years in a “whites-only” prison in Pretoria), his being cut off from news for 16 years with no newspapers or radio (there wasn’t television at the time), his friendship with Nelson Mandela, the charity he set up and he criticised corruption in the ANC “the members of the ANC need to renew the leadership from top to bottom”. Continue reading

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Stop your school becoming an academy......

The Anti Academies Alliance is a campaign composed of unions, parents, pupils, teachers, councillors and MPs.

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LGPS Parliamentary Petition......

You do not have to be an LGPS member, or even work in local government, in order to sign the petition.  The petition is open to any member of the public.  It takes just 30 seconds to sign. 

What’s the problem? The government has announced plans to force individual Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds to invest in UK infrastructure projects. This is instead of direct government funding of important projects – even if it doesn’t give the best return for LGPS members’ pensions.

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Early Day Motion – Statutory maximum working temperature......

This House notes that workers in the UK lack adequate legal safeguards from working in uncomfortably high temperatures.  Click here to read more

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Generation rent will pay £44,000 more than parents......

YOUNG people will have paid £44,000 more in rent by the time they hit 30 compared to their parents, according to new research which lays bare the cost of the Tory housing crisis.  Click here to read more

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Blacklist Support Group hosts major 2 day employment rights conference at University of Greenwich......

Blacklisting, Bullying, Whistleblowing & Police Surveillance conference, Fri 16 – Sat 17th September 2016, Stephen Lawrence Building, University of Greenwich
 
Blacklist Support Group (BSG) and the Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU) are co-hosting a major 2 day employment rights conference at the University of Greenwich bringing together academics, politicians, lawyers and activists that aims to expose the hidden underbelly of the modern workplace often ignored by the mainstream media Continue reading
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BBC admits ‘significant inaccuracies’ in coverage of Syria peace vigil in Walthamstow......

The BBC has admitted there were “significant inaccuracies” in its coverage of a Walthamstow protest against British airstrikes in Syria last year.  Click here to read more

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Climate change department closed by Theresa May in ‘plain stupid’ and ‘deeply worrying’ move......

Campaigners called for ‘urgent reassurance from the new government’ that the fight against climate change and pollution will not be ‘abandoned’.  Click here to read more

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Labour leadership elections 2016......

Labour-leadership-blank-1024x512The Labour Party is holding an election for the leadership of the party.  The deadline to register is Wednesday 20th July at 5pm.  Click here to read more.  Click here to register to vote.

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