Monthly Archives: December 2019

Branch office closure Christmas 2019......

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

The office will be closed from 2pm on Tuesday 24th December 2019 with limited cover over the holiday and will re-open on Monday 6th January 2020. Continue reading

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Sylvia Pankhurst Statue Fundraiser (Film Screening)......

Thursday 9 January 2020, 17:00 – 19:00 – FREE admission (registration essential)

TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

Sylvia Pankhurst: Everything is Possible – In feature length essay form, this documentary traces Sylvia Pankhurst’s ideas, campaigns and political life. The film is packed with facts from primary sources, rare images from museums and archives, interviews with historians and compelling testimony from Sylvia’s son Richard Pankhurst and his wife Rita. Continue reading

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Iain Duncan Smith defends US food standards including chlorinated chicken amid fears of Trump trade deal......

Senior Conservative MPs have dismissed concerns over US food practices such as chlorinating chicken and allowing a certain amount of fly eggs in drinks as “tired old lefty rhetoric” as the government looks to tear away from the hygiene standards expected by the EU to broker a trade deal across the Atlantic.  Click here to read more.

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TfL urged to take action on Tube dust health risks......

Transport for London (TfL) must take “urgent” action to ensure the public is not at risk from toxic Tube dust, the London Assembly says.  Click here to read more.

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Lime trees saved from the axe in revised plans for the Mall, Walthamstow, development......

An avenue of Lime trees at threat of being felled to make way for a housing and shopping centre development have been saved. Click here to read more.

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Fresh hope for Harmony Hall......

Harmony Hall in Truro Road has been under threat for the past two years after Livability, the charity which owns it, ran into financial problems and decided to sell off its property assets. A decision to put the community centre up for sale was postponed earlier this year however, to allow community groups a chance to raise the £1million needed to buy it.  Click here to read more.

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TUC LESE Pensioners’ Network Annual Seminar 2020......

The event will be held on Tuesday 07 Apr 2020 – 10:00 to 15:30 at TUC Congress House,23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS.  Free admission (registration essential).  Click here to read more.
 
 
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Privatisation of NHS contracts worth £15bn since 2015 – new research......

The scale of the privatisation of NHS service contracts has been revealed in new research published by GMB, the union for NHS workers.  Click here to read more.

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Homeless Xmas Party 17th Dec......

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12 EU states reject move to expose companies’ tax avoidance......

Proposal would have forced firms to reveal profits made and taxes paid in each EU country.  Click here to read more.

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