Monthly Archives: January 2017

Give libraries some love......

Please make sure you complete the new Council consultation questionnaire here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/28DGH37

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Bid to ban rail strikes defeated......

A TORY bid to ban rail workers from going on strike was roundly defeated yesterday.  Click here to read more.

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The solution to sexist dress codes? Access to justice......

Imagine that you’re applying for a mystery job and you’re told that all female applicants must adhere to the following dress code:

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Plan to limit strike action gets first hearing in Parliament......

Proposals to limit strike action and protect people’s “right to get to work” are set for their first test in the Commons.  Click here to read more.

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VSC: Trumpageddon in Latin America?......

EVENT: Trump’s US, Venezuela & the New Latin America – ‘Regime Change’ up the agenda? A dayschool on understanding the resurgent Right in Latin America
 
Saturday March 11, 11-17.00, ITF Building, 49-60 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DR
 
Information and Register Online here

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Specific Learning Difficulties in the workplace Including Dyslexia – a Guide for employers......

The attached booklet gives guidance to Employers for staff who have specific learning difficulties in the workplace including Dyslexia.  It gives advice as to entitlement to reasonable adjustments in the workplace and other support available which members may find useful.

 

 

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Health and safety and organising – interactive guide for union reps......

There is a interactive resource available for anyone who wants to consider how to make their workplace safer through building a strong union. 
 
Last year the TUC published a guide to organising and health and safety. It gave simple, straightforward advice to help you use health and safety arguments to achieve an increase in members and a more active membership, with a greater number of health and safety representatives.  The guide was designed to make you more effective on the ground – where real gains can be made – and help create a greater culture of safety in your workplace, and could be used, not only in workplaces where unions are recognised, but also those where they are not yet recognised.

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LGBT Training and Organising Day......

Friday 24th February 2017, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY 9.30am-4.30pm.

This training day is open to all members who are interested in find out more about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in the workplace.  You do not have to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender to attend.  The day is for all UNISON members who are interested in fighting for equality. Registration deadline is 5pm on Friday 3 February.
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Save Our Libraries Campaigns......

The Council has put forward proposals to re-locate 3 libraries – Higham Hill, Wood Street and Hale End (Highams Park). This may mean further cuts to jobs, opening times and resources. Many of these buildings are in specialist buildings and have recently been refurbished but because they are in prime locations, they are seen as assets for the redevelopers to move in. The people of Waltham Forest have invested in and loved these buildings over the years and it is your time to support and develop these facilities which are accessible to the whole community.
The council has published a consultation document but the deadline ends on 31.1.17 (Pick up the leaflet from your library or go online at https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/consultation-our-proposals-library-locals)
So make sure that you have your say and in the words of the Higham Hill campaign – Don’t move it – Improve it!

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National Demonstration Saturday 4th March 2017 at noon......

the NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it. Nye Bevan founder of the NHS.

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