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Climate proof our work

We have a climate crisis: extreme weather events are already destroying jobs and livelihoods. Workers are on the frontline of climate change. We have just 11 years to stabilise the planet at a 1.5 degree temperature rise.  Click here to

Care homes failing to meet fire safety standards

Care homes across two boroughs are not meeting fire safety standards. The London Fire Brigade conducted an audit after the Grenfell Tower tragedy and found a total of 34 care homes in Waltham Forest and 20 care homes in Redbridge

Time to nominate your health hero

UNISON-sponsored awards for health and care support workers are being held for the fourth time.  Click here to read more.

Construction firms in lawsuit over £55m payout to blacklisted trade unionists

Eight groups take legal action to make Amec Foster Wheeler pay part of compensation.  Click here to read more.

Council still investing tens of millions in fossil fuels despite divest pledge

Waltham Forest Council still has tens of millions of pounds invested in fossil fuel companies – including BP and Shell – two-and-a-half years after pledging to divest its pension fund.  Click here to read more.

Climate emergency declared in Waltham Forest

The decision follows hundreds of protesters marching on the town hall last week.  Click here to read more.

UNISON condemns the soaring need for food banks in the UK as a ‘national disgrace’

The Trussell Trust distributed a record 1.6 million emergency food parcels in the past year, amid renewed calls for government to end the five-week wait for Universal Credit.  Click here to read more.

Workers’ Memorial Day ceremony at the Assembly Hall, Walthamstow Town Hall

The Workers Memorial Day Ceremony took place on Friday 26th April 12pm at the Assembly Hall. Those who attended were asked to wear something purple in respect for those lives lost at work. The Mayor laid a wreath.

WMD & May Day in Waltham Forest

Trade unionists, campaigners and supporters gathered on Sunday 28th April in Abbot’s Park, Leyton to mark Workers’ Memorial Day by remembering the dead and committing to fight for the living, they also celebrated May Day.  John Cryer MP was there

More than 300 protest for local climate emergency

More than 300 people protested outside Waltham Forest town hall last night, calling for the declaration of a climate emergency.  Click here to read more.