Monthly Archives: April 2019

Climate emergency declared in Waltham Forest......

The decision follows hundreds of protesters marching on the town hall last week.  Click here to read more.

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UNISON condemns the soaring need for food banks in the UK as a ‘national disgrace’......

The Trussell Trust distributed a record 1.6 million emergency food parcels in the past year, amid renewed calls for government to end the five-week wait for Universal Credit.  Click here to read more.

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Workers’ Memorial Day ceremony at the Assembly Hall, Walthamstow Town Hall......

The Workers Memorial Day Ceremony took place on Friday 26th April 12pm at the Assembly Hall. Those who attended were asked to wear something purple in respect for those lives lost at work. The Mayor laid a wreath.

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WMD & May Day in Waltham Forest......

Trade unionists, campaigners and supporters gathered on Sunday 28th April in Abbot’s Park, Leyton to mark Workers’ Memorial Day by remembering the dead and committing to fight for the living, they also celebrated May Day.  John Cryer MP was there and spoke at the WMD event.

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More than 300 protest for local climate emergency......

More than 300 people protested outside Waltham Forest town hall last night, calling for the declaration of a climate emergency.  Click here to read more.

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Workers Memorial Day Ceremony 26 April......

You are invited to the Workers Memorial Day Ceremony on Friday 26th April 12pm at the Assembly Hall, Waltham Forest Town Hall Grounds.  The Mayor will be laying a wreath.

Please wear something purple in respect for those lives lost at work.

Theme for the day is: “dangerous substances – get them out of the workplace”.

Hope to see you all there

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Campaigners plan huge demonstration against Trump state visit......

  • Trump to hold state visit to UK in early June
  • Coalition of anti-racist, environmentalist, anti-war and other campaigns set to mobilise huge numbers to disrupt visit
  • ‘Together Against Trump’ protests saw 250,000 march last year

Click here to read more.

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Turning up the heat on hypocritical housing associations......

Suzanne Muna explains how Unite housing workers branch will be hosting its own ‘Alternative Housing Awards’ to highlight the disconnect between the executives and those they should be serving.  Click here to read more.

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Working for Unison the Trade Union......

To register please send your full name, contact details and where you saw this advert to unisonlondonevents@unison.co.uk by 12 noon Thursday 9th May.

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Waltham Forest May Day celebration 28 April......

Sunday from 1-5pm.  Abbott’s Park, 9 Abbotts Park Road, London E10 6HT

Waltham Forest Trade Union Council (TUC), (in association with Newham and Redbridge TUC ), has organised a celebration of May Day – International Workers’ Day. It will feature speakers from the labour and trade union movement – as well as music, dance and rap poetry. It will be a family-friendly event – with stalls and food & drink. For details about disabled access, see: https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/abbotts-park

Make sure you’re there – and invite your friends!

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