Category Archives: Branch Meetings
MEMBERS APPALLED AT TRADE UNION BLACKLIST REVELATIONS AT BRANCH MEETING
UNISON members in Waltham Forest were treated to a powerful personal account of the impact of trade union black listing from our guest speaker at the Branch meeting last week. Christian Clark told the meeting about the blacklisting of trade unionists in the construction industry. Speaking from personal experience and on behalf of the Blacklist Support Group, Christian described how huge construction companies such as Kier and Carillion Continue reading
Branch Meeting Notes......
Attached are the notes from the Branch Meeting Meeting held on 17 October 2013.
The next Branch Meeting will be held next Thursday on 17 October 2013. Please see the attached notice:
The meeting will take place at the Town Hall Council Chamber 12 noon to 2pm. The meeting will discuss Health and Safety in Waltham Forest – members who have any health and safety concerns can bring them to the meeting. We hope to have a speaker from the Blacklist Support Group and we will also debate any motions sent into the office up to the day before the meeting.
UNISON members in Waltham Forest have voted to reject the measly pay offer of 1%. The offer is an insult to the hard working public servants and service providers of Waltham Forest and comes on the heels of a three year pay freeze. Members generally are about 16% worse off that they were three years ago as a result of this unfair and unjust pay policy. Our members working in jobs that involve shift work and weekend working are even worse off. They are now about 26% down on where they were three years ago thanks to the Council imposed new contracts issued last year on a ‘sign it or be sacked’ basis. Continue reading
The meeting will discuss the pay claim, Ascham Homes Terms and Conditions, the Anti-Blacklisting Campaign, our local campaign to win back weekend enhancements for weekend workers, instructing delegates to national conference and local workplace issues. Continue reading
Members are invited to visit the Local Government Conference which runs from Sunday 16th to Monday 17th June and the National Delegate Conference which runs from Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st June 2013. It is being held in Liverpool and we have two visitors places available for any member interested in coming. You can choose to come along just for a couple of days if you wish. Hotel accommodation is already booked and paid for. Your fares will be paid by the branch and you will receive a subsistence allowance of £40 for each full day that you attend. Continue reading