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Grenfell probe “precisely what we feared”

Tories ‘running scared’ after wider social housing concerns excluded from inquiry.  Click here to read more.

Posted in Housing

Workers are ‘begging managers for more hours’ as millions struggle with flexible contracts, reveals study

In order to be able to survive, people have to constantly go up to their managers and ask for more hours, saying they can’t make ends meet.  Click here to read more.

Posted in Pay/The Cuts

Health and Safety Reps Conference

Date and time of event: Fri 6 Oct 2017 – 10:00 to 14:30 Venue: TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London Cost: Free  (REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL) About this event: WHAT EFFECT WILL BREXIT HAVE ON HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELL-BEING IN

Posted in Health & Safety, Reps

UK wages likely to fall as an average of 24 applicants chase each low-skilled job

Employers see little incentive to offer big pay rises despite fears of future labour shortages as unemployment hits a more than 40-year low.  Click here to read more.

Posted in Pay/The Cuts

Polluted Cities: How the Government’s air quality plan will impact on Brighton and Hove, Bristol, London and Oxford

Click here to view the document.

Posted in Health & Safety

Third of private rented homes fail basic health and safety standards, new analysis finds

Millions of UK people living in rented properties with dangerous hazards, despite private rents soaring.  Click here to read more.

Posted in Health & Safety, Housing

Income gap between people from rich and poor backgrounds has almost doubled, IFS figures reveal

Someone from the richest fifth of households earned an average of 88 per cent more than those from the poorest families in 2012, with the equivalent gap in 2000 just 47 per cent.  Click here to read more.

Posted in Pay/The Cuts

Lobby of London Councils – Monday 14 August – 9.30am

All UNISON members are encouraged to attend the lobby.  Assemble at  9.30am, 59½ Southwark Street, SE1 0AL, a short walk from London Bridge station and tube, with London Councils meeting at 10.30am.  See attached flyer for further details.  

Posted in Demonstrations/rallies, Pay/The Cuts, Schools/colleges/nurseries

PSC: Gaza in crisis: A man-made disaster

Electricity has been slashed continuously since March and is now available for less than three hours a day. Without the power necessary to treat wastewater, raw, untreated sewage is currently spilling out into Gaza’s beachfront. More worryingly, the Gazan desalination

Posted in International

Waltham Forest Housing Summit

We know that the housing sector across London is facing challenges. The Housing Summit, driven by Waltham Forest Council and supported by New London Architecture, will be held on Wednesday 6 September 2017 at Waltham Forest Assembley Hall.Click here to

Posted in Events, Housing