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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

Posted in The Cuts

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,

Posted in Events, International

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.

Posted in In the Community

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

Posted in Health & Safety

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

Posted in International

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

Posted in In the Community

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

Posted in Events

This election will be about the future of our public services

Theresa May has promised repeatedly that there would be no general election before 2020. Yesterday, we had further proof that you can’t trust a word that the Prime Minister says – something which the British people will have to bear

Posted in Miscellaneous

Unison admin worker supports protests calling for South Africa’s President Zuma to step down

A Unison admin worker wearing black at the Mandela House Museum, Soweto in support of protests calling for President Zuma’s ousting as South Africa’s credit rating was downgraded to junk earlier this month. Anyone travelling with children should check the

Posted in International

Solidarity and the miners’ strike

Friday 28 April 3-5pm London Metropolitan University with Mike Jackson (LGSM), Sally Davison and Liz French (Betteshanger women’s support group). Register here

Posted in Events