Monthly Archives: March 2017

May Day March and Rally......

The annual Central London march and rally will take place on Monday 1st May – further details to be added when confirmed.

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Give men and women the option to retire at 60......

People who reach age 60 and are unemployed have very little chance of finding employment. Technology alone will account for too many redundancies. Youth unemployment is at an all time high and in many cases earlier retirement will free up jobs for them. Many of the younger generation need to be given a chance to work and raising the retirement age is only making things worse for them.  Click here to read more and sign the petition.

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Cuts forcing social workers to ‘brink of burnout’......

Social workers are struggling with heavy caseloads, working longer hours and going without lunch breaks.  Click here to read more.

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FTSE CEOs ‘earn 386 times more than workers on national living wage’......

Equality Trust calls on government to force firms to report pay gap between highest-paid and average employee.  Click here to read more

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Modern work-life?......

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UK Black Pride......

24 June 2017 12:00pm–7:00pm – London Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5HL

Carnival themed Big Picnic in the park family music festival, with a main stage, live music and entertainment

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AGM 9th March 2017......

We had speakers from Waltham Forest Trades Council, Save Our NHS and UNISON national. Click here to view more photos.

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Zero-hours contracts allow bosses to treat workers like “disposable labour”, says TUC......

– Growth in zero-hours working is costing the exchequer almost £2bn a year

– Zero-hours workers earn a third less an hour than average workers

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Take Action: The Chair of PSC deported from Israel......

Last week, the Knesset passed a law to ban entry to foreigners who advocate the non-violent boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

On Sunday night, the first victim of this new law was PSC chair Hugh Lanning, who was detained overnight and deported from Israel on Monday morning. PSC believe that he is now permanently barred from the country. In the past Hugh has been able to travel many times to visit Israel and Occupied Palestine. Continue reading

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Christian Kitchen charity that feeds 50 homeless every night risks closing after Branches Hostel in Walthamstow throws them out......

A CHARITY that provides hot meals for people sleeping rough may be forced to close after a homeless hostel told them they can no longer cook on their premises.  Click here to read more.

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