Daily Archives: 11/01/2017

AGM – Thursday 9th March......

Waltham Forest LG Branch AGM will be held on Thursday 9th March at 12-2pm at Waltham Forest Town Hall Council Chamber.  Members are allowed paid time off to attend.  Invitations are going out this week.  As key stakeholders all members are welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

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Heart unions week – 8 – 14 February 2017......

It’s back! Up and down the UK workers will be celebrating being part of a union. Find out more on the TUC website and check back here for more information on what UNISON members will be doing.

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Learning and Open University grants for UNISON members......

Grants available to support members studying in further and higher education

Woman with flipchart, discussion. Credit: Chryssa pPanoussiadou

UNISON is offering grants to members studying at further education or first degree levels as part of the support we offer to help members get ahead and develop their careers.

The following grants are available for members studying at their own expense in 2017: Continue reading

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Minimum wage rates go up in April......

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The government has launched its campaign to raise awareness of the increase in national minimum wage rates – and the so-called national living wage – which will come into force on 1 April.

The new rates are:

  • 25 and over – £7.50 an hour;
  • 21 to 24 – £7.05 an hour;
  • 18 to 20 – £5.60 an hour;
  • 16 to 17 –£4.05 an hour;
  • apprentice rate – £3.50 an hour.

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We won’t be misled on the Southern Strike......

Further strike action on Southern Rail takes place this week, and the disruption this will cause for passengers is regrettable. But we won’t be misled by the industry on why the strikes are taking place.  Click here to read more.

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SERTUC LGBT History Month – Monday 27 February 2017 6.30-9.30......

Venue: TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London
Costs: FREE ADMISSION (registration required)
About this event: SERTUC LGBT Network OPEN invite to mark LGBT HISTORY MONTH

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