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TUC LESE Pensioners’ Network Seminar – Tuesday 9 April 2019

TUC LESE Pensioners’ Network Annual Seminar: Isolation and Loneliness, – THIS SEMINAR IS POSTPONED (Rescheduled 2019 date to be confirmed)  

US lobbyists demand UK drops safety first attitude to food safety and standards

The US Trade Department has published the demands made by big corporates for the UK trade deal and it makes for distressing reading.  Click here to read more.

Man wins fit-for-work appeal seven months after his death

Jeff Hayward spent last 18 months of his life fighting decision that he was fit to work.  Click here to read more.

Youth Strike 4 Climate demo on 15th February

photos copyright Rajes Bala.

Universal credit: DWP ‘bans jobcentres from referring people to food banks’

Benefit claimants ‘slipping through the net’ after claim government is ordering local jobcentres to stop referring them to food banks in a ‘ploy to hide those needing help’.  Click here to read more.

Schools Support Staff consultative Ballot

Only 2 weeks to go of the national e ballot of the Schools Support Staff National Consultative Ballot.  We are encouraging members to vote.  Schools funding is a concern for Unison, teachers, Parents and the effect it is having/will have

International Workers’ Memorial Day 28 April 2019

This year’s theme is: Taking control – removing dangerous substances from the workplace.  Watch this space for details of local activities.

No one should have to borrow just to make ends meet – so why are debt levels at a record high?

The government must tackle the growing debt crisis and stop any more families going into the red.  Click here to read more.

Big Pharma rip-off revealed as NHS pays nearly £500m for cancer drugs YOU helped invent

The NHS is being held to ransom by pharmaceutical companies who are charging a fortune — almost half a billion pounds last year— for cancer drugs that taxpayers helped to develop, health campaigners have warned.  Click here to read more.

Give Venezuela back its gold! Picket Bank of England

Thursday 7 February 12:30-14:00, Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, EC2R 8AH Join special guests at this lunchtime protest on Thursday to call for the Bank of England to give Venezuela back its gold!