Monthly Archives: December 2017

Christmas greetings and branch office closure......

We would like to take this opportunity of wishing all our members and supporters a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

There will be reduced coverage in the UNISON office over the Christmas period.  If you need urgent help during this time you can contact UNISON Direct on 0800 0857 857.

The office will close at 2pm on Friday 22nd December and will be open on 28th and 29th December (closing at 2pm on Friday 29th).

Normal opening hours will resume on Tuesday 2nd January, though the website won’t be updated until w/c 8th January.

 

 

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Michael Gove Accused Of Plotting To Steal Holiday Days From Workers......

Michael Gove has been accused of plotting to rob workers of their holidays and weaken their employment rights.
 
According to The Sunday Times, the environment secretary will use a crunch Cabinet meeting on Tuesday to demand Theresa May pull the UK out of the EU Working Time Directive – which restricts the working week to 48 hours.

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Grenfell – plastic industry & Deadly deregulation etc......

Sky News has done a great piece on how deregulation of health and safety/fire safety, privatising/commercialising enforcement and allowing business- in this case the plastics industry and insulation businesses-  to get involved with setting rules and regulations which  lead to Grenfell:
 
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Families with stable jobs at risk of homelessness in England, report finds......

Nurses are among those ending up with nowhere to live after being evicted by private-sector landlords, says watchdog.  Click here to read more.

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Labour councillors approve tower plans despite protest......

Opponents to scheme that will see town square built on vow ‘this is just the beginning’.  Click here to read more.

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Housing safety system needs updating......

HHSRS struggles to tackle excess cold.  Click here to read more.

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This is what we do – top 8 brilliant things from 2017......

It’s impossible to review UNISON’s year and do justice to all the amazing things UNISON’s activists and members get up to.

So, we haven’t tried. Instead here are 8 pretty important, awesome things we’ve done together. Roll on 2018.  Click here to read more.

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UNISON countdown to Christmas days 1-12......

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Worried about paying your Winter Fuel Bill?......

Get help staying warm this winter.  Click here to read more.

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Just one in five homes at landmark development will be ‘affordable’......

Only 20 percent of the 502 homes proposed to be built at a huge new development in Walthamstow town centre will be designated as ‘affordable housing’.  Click here to read more.

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