Monthly Archives: October 2016

Living Wage Week: 30 October – 5 November 2016......

livingwage_key3-745x420The new rates for the UK and for London will be announced on Monday 31 October

Living Wage Week takes place each year during the first week of November.

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National Housing Summit......

11:00am–4:15pm, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WCIH 9BD.

A National Housing Summit to discuss how housing campaigners and trade unions can organise and campaign against measures in the Housing and Planning Act.

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Parliament will “Debate in the House the Local Government Pension Scheme Investment Regulations”......

A few weeks ago our Retired Members’ Secretary signed a petition calling for the government to drop its plans to place restrictions on the Local Government Pension Scheme’s investment policies. The Government wants to take control of LGPS investment. It appears that the government wants the LGPS to invest in UK infrastructure projects and wants to ensure that the LGPS provides some of the finance required. It is his view that the members of the scheme should be able to decide how their money should be invested. Just recently it was reported that the Waltham Forest LGPS had decided not to invest in fossil fuels any more. Under the government’s proposals would they be able to make such a decision? Continue reading

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The London borough with a ’50-year waiting list’ for council houses......

Candid admission appears in documentary on housing officials and people they are trying to help in deprived London borough.  Click here to read more.

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Self-employed ‘now earning less than in 1995’......

Average wages for self-employed workers are lower than in 1994-95, researchers say.  Click here to read more.

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PSC: International Week of Action against HP......

On Tuesday 29th November PSC will be marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by protesting at HP’s trade fair at the Excel Centre in East London.
They will be there from 9.30am making sure everyone that attends know of HP’s role in Israel’s oppression of Palestinians. Join them.

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Transport Select Committee report shows why government should terminate Southern rail’s contract, says TUC......

Commenting on last Friday’s Transport Select Committee report ‘The Future of Rail: Improving the rail passenger experience’, which concludes that Southern rail is in breach of contractual obligations and there may be grounds for termination of contract, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“MPs are confirming what passengers have known for a long time. Southern rail’s management have made a pig’s ear out of the train service.

“Southern simply isn’t providing the service it is contracted to, and have tried to blame staff and unions for its problems. It is time for the government to terminate their contract.”

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1st November RMT Protest and Rally at Parliament......

RMT would be happy if you are able to join the protest to support Southern Conductors.   Details are on the attached flyer.

Tuesday 1 November, 12.30 outside Parliament, Rally in Committee Room 10 at 2pm

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BAME Co-operative history seminar and Networking – Thursday 27 October 2016, 6-9pm......

Macmillan Room Portcullis House, Westminster, Greater London, SW1A

free registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bame-co-operative-history-seminar-and-networking-tickets-27616954053

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Conference on tackling the BME attianment gap Saturday 19 November, 2-5pm......

A free conference for parents, teachers, tutors, students, mentors and all with an interest in education – Saturday 19 November, 2pm to 5pm
Room M602, University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS.  Click here for flyer. Continue reading

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