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A fifth of boroughs’ jobs pay below living wage

More than a fifth of jobs in Waltham Forest and Redbridge pay below the living wage.  Click here to read more.

Renting? You’re lucky to have £23 left after paying the bills

For most private tenants, renting is not a lifestyle choice – it’s the only option available to them.  Click here to read more.

Equality Survey 2018 – The survey closes on Wednesday 8 August 2018

Complete the UNISON equality survey –and you could win three nights for two people at Croyde Bay Holiday Resort!

Pay announcements are “robbing Peter to pay Paul”, says UNISON

“Behind the good news headlines, the government is simply robbing Peter to pay Paul. Without extra money from the Treasury to fund these pay increases, services and jobs somewhere will have to be cut.”  Click here to read more

Women’s rights could be under threat after Brexit, EHRC report warns

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) claims equality and human rights protections currently provided by the EU are not binding in UK law and may be removed when Britain exits the block next year.  Click here to read more.

Millions of families ‘worse off’ than 15 years ago

Millions of “just about managing” families are no better off today than those in 2003, new research from the Resolution Foundation indicates.  Click here to read more.

Protesters say job centre closure will leave claimants out of pocket

Campaigners protest outside Leytonstone Jobcentre which is due to close on Friday.  Click here to read more.

Sleep-in shifts judgment is a huge mistake

The legal decision not to count sleep-in shifts as working time is wrong, and is at odds with legal precedents and a common sense understanding of what counts as work, says UNISON.  Click here to read more.

Waltham Forest Pride event

A photo from Saturday’s anti-fascist demo in Westminster