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“Hands off our town centre!” say Walthamstow campaigners

The next Waltham Forest Council’s Planning Committee meeting will be massively important for residents: it is to discuss proposals from developers Capital and Regional to change Walthamstow town centre beyond recognition. The meeting has been rescheduled twice but we now

Fifth of UK population now in poverty amid worst decline for children and pensioners in decades, major report reveals

Hard-fought progress towards tackling poverty is in peril, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation says as the Government’s entire Social Mobility Commission quits.  Click here to read more.

How much of your salary is spent on rent?

Tenants typically spend more than a quarter of their monthly salary before tax on rent, official figures show, but there are wide regional variations.  Click here to read more.

Parliament debates UNISON’s public sector pay cap petition

UNISON’s petition calling on the government to scrap the public sector pay cap and give NHS, council, police and schools staff a decent pay rise will be debated today (Monday) in Parliament.  Click here to read more.

Blacklisting Day of Action – 6th December 2017

Protests are planned across the UK plus a lobby of MPs at Westminster. Lobby of Westminster parliament.  Assemble at Old Palace Yard, Westminster, SW1P 3JY  12pm  – Rally with speakers from Unite including Gail Cartmail, assistant general secretary 1pm – Photo call

Pentonville 5 event December 1st

Pentonville 5 celebrate a great working class victory. Apply it’s lessons today to fight the attack on trade unions. Friday December 1st at 6pm, East Ham Working Men’s Club, 2 Boleyn Road, London E6 1QE. Nearest tube – Upton Park

London, East & South East (LESE) Pensioners’ Network Annual Seminar

HSE – summary health and safety statistics for the UK

http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/overall/hssh1617.pdf

Campaigners plan protest against Universal Credit outside office of IDS in Chingford on Saturday 2nd December

Campaigners from trade unions such as Waltham Forest Trades Council, Unite Community and PCS will gather outside the office of MP Iain Duncan Smith to protest against his role in Universal Credit. Protesters will be joined by members of Disabled

Shirley Porter’s London housing scandal to be relived on stage near Grenfell Tower

Director of theatre near fire that killed 71 people picks play about gerrymandering in 1980s as debut production.  Click here to read more.

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