Monthly Archives: January 2019

Get help with savings if you’re on a low income (Help to Save)......

Help to Save is a type of savings account. It allows certain people entitled to Working Tax Credit or receiving Universal Credit to get a bonus of 50p for every £1 they save over 4 years.  Click here to read more.

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Help us shape the future of learning......

Do working people have the skills they need to succeed? Are they getting the training they need to do their jobs properly? And are they prepared to face the future of work? We’re asking all UNISON members to help us find out by completing our Skills For The Future survey.  Click here to read more.

 

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Warning over ‘Lea Bridge Town Centre’ plans......

Residents in Leyton have hit out at plans to create a new town centre around Lea Bridge Station as “privatising public land”.  Click here to read more.

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Speak up for schools......

Have your say on what’s happening where you work.  Click here to read more.

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UN anti-racism day......

16 March 2019 12:30pm–4:30pm, Central London. Unity demonstration: march against racism and fascism

This event, organised by Stand Up to Racism, will demonstrate our confidence in our values of respect and equality for all, for multiculturalism, strong cohesive communities and peace. And it will demonstrate our solidarity in action against the politics of hate, against bigotry, racism and discrimination of all kinds, and against the politics of fascism. The event is supported by the TUC and UNISON.

More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/2013107605418593/

 

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Council to pay £30million to buy back flats it used to own......

Waltham Forest’s cabinet has agreed to repurchase 66 homes on Marlowe Road in Walthamstow.

They were once council owned, but were sold to private company Countryside some years ago.

Now, the council plans to buy back the properties as part of a regeneration of the estate there.  Click here to read more.

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People claiming universal credit must be compensated after judgement, says UNISON......

The government must compensate those who have lost out.  Click here to read more.

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Crossing the line – the worrying rise of the volunteer police force......

More police forces are using more volunteers in more roles as they reduce the number of staff they employ – so UNISON asked forces in England and Wales to try and explain what is happening.  Click here to read more.

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Women’s march on London......

On 19 January 2019 there will be a march at 12pm starting at Portland Place.  The third annual Women’s March in London is supported by UNISON and has a #wearechange theme and a “bread and roses” rally at the finish.  Click here to read more.

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