Monthly Archives: September 2016

Sad news from Mogadishu, but Somalian unions will survive......

Yesterday we received the awful news that another Somalian trade unionist had been murdered. Our colleagues in Mogadishu, from the ITUC-affiliated FESTU, reported that Brother Abdiasis Mohamed Ali, a journalist and a member of the journalists’ union NUSOJ, was killed by two men armed with pistols.  Click here to read more

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Wear Red Day – 21 October......

wearredday-745x420Organised by Show Racism the Red Card, Wear Red Day is a chance for people across the country to help raise much needed funds for anti-racism education work.  Click here to read more

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Thousands of workers at risk of disease......

Most people have probably never heard of mesothelioma unless they know of someone who has suffered from it, but it is a form of cancer of the external lining of the lung. It is caused by exposure to asbestos and invariably fatal. The latest Health and Safety Executive report shows that, for the third year running, the number of deaths from mesothelioma has been over 2,500 and this level is likely to continue for at least the rest of the decade. Click here to read more

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No to Brazil’s Coup – Social Progress Vs. Reaction in Latin America – Panel Discusson......

A discussion will take place on Saturday October 15 at 1pm hosted by No Coup in Brazil & supported by VSC & Alborada. Other speakers include Julia Spatuzzi Felmanas of the Workers Party of Brazil; Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez, from Argentina, of the International Transport Workers Federation; Susan Grey of No Coup in Brazil & Pablo Navarrete of Alborada.net
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Union health and safety representatives rock!......

Every two years the TUC asks trade union health and safety representatives about the issues that affect them, and the results are always really interesting. The 2016 survey results have just been published and show that across every sector the biggest issue they deal with is stress. Bullying and harassment is also becoming more of an issue.  Click here to read more.

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PSC Take Part: Lobby of Parliament for Palestine......

Join the PSC on the 15th of November from 12pm-6pm for their national lobby of parliament. Click here for more information

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Use us or Lose Us......

Save our Trade Union Studies Departments

Direct government funding of Trade Union Studies in England has now ceased.  Just half the college trade union studies departments that existed a year ago remain.  The TUC is supporting the programme in colleges during this transitional year (2016/17) with one-off funding from the TUC Educational Trust.  Please click on the link below to find out more.

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Branch Meeting 22 September......

doc06988420160913095335_001Waltham Forest Town Hall Council Chamber.

(Remember! members are allowed to take time off to attend).  Click here for the agenda.

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Free Eye Test for UNISON Members!......

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Find Out What’s Really Happening in Venezuela......

Join Rocio Maniero, the Venezuelan Ambassador to discuss whats really happening in Venezuela at the VSC AGM 2016:
After Chavez, the Empire Strikes Back- Building Solidarity Against U.S Intervention & Anti-democratic Destabilisation in Latin America
VSC Annual General Meeting 2016, 10.00am Saturday October 15, at the Discus Room, Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8TN (Nearest Tube: Holborn)

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