Daily Archives: 26/04/2017

Over a quarter of a million more in insecure work by end of next Parliament, warns TUC......

3.5 million people could be in insecure work by start of 2022

290,000 more people could be trapped in insecure work by 2022 if current trends continue, the TUC has warned.

This is equivalent to thirteen extra Sports Directs, or the entire working population of Sheffield. Continue reading

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Annual Garden Party for Cuba Wed 21 June 2017......

CSC and the RMT invite you to celebrate and show solidarity with Cuba with friends from across the Labour and Trade Union movement at the event of the summer, the 15th annual RMT Garden Party for Cuba.

With live music, buffet, free bar and special guests – not to be missed!  Click here for more details and tickets

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Walthamstow unions campaign to help homeless charity find new facility......

The number of homeless in Waltham Forest is growing by the day. For decades the Christian Kitchen has been providing a square meal everyday of the year for anyone who turns up – now up to around 50 every night.
 
They were using facilities at Branches of Forest Road to prepare the meals. That facility has now been withdrawn and the Christian Kitchen has been offered no alternative.

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Inquest date set for Romanian Marian Nemit, killed whilst working in Leyton......

17-18 July, Walthamstow Coroner’s Court, Queens Road, London E17

Marian Nemit, 21, died when a wall collapsed on him whilst re-furbishing a shop at The Bakers’ Arms on 14 April 2015. Marian was on his first day at work at this site having travelled from his home in Romania.

The case has been investigated by the police and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Coroner has now set a date for a full jury hearing into the circumstances of Marian’s death.

 

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CSC: Why an American went to Cuba for cancer care......

Cuba has faced more than 50 years of US sanctions. Now, for the first time, a unique drug is being tested in New York state. But some American cancer patients are already taking it – by defying the blockade and flying to Havana for treatment. Continue reading

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The General Election and Voter Registration 2017......

To vote in the General Election on 8 June 2017 you must be on the Electoral Register by 22 May 2017
 
You don’t need to register again if you’ve already registered, but you might wish to check that you are on the Register. To do this your need to contact your local Electoral Registration Office. You can find contact details for it using the ‘postcode search facility’ on the front page of the Your Vote Matters website https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/

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Save the Orient protest rally......

A protest rally is to take place pre-match on the last home game of this season, to be held at the bandstand in Coronation Gardens at 1:30pm on Saturday 29 April.  They hope to have some live music, and the Leyton Food Market will be open alongside for food and drink. The rally should last no more than 30-60 minutes.  Click here to read more

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