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Iain Duncan Smith defends US food standards including chlorinated chicken amid fears of Trump trade deal......

Senior Conservative MPs have dismissed concerns over US food practices such as chlorinating chicken and allowing a certain amount of fly eggs in drinks as “tired old lefty rhetoric” as the government looks to tear away from the hygiene standards expected by the EU to broker a trade deal across the Atlantic.  Click here to read more.

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TfL urged to take action on Tube dust health risks......

Transport for London (TfL) must take “urgent” action to ensure the public is not at risk from toxic Tube dust, the London Assembly says.  Click here to read more.

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Most teachers unaware of school asbestos, poll suggests......

The majority of teachers are working in a school which contains asbestos – yet findings published today suggest that only a fifth are aware of it.  Click here to red more.

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Older workers powering an increase in night working, TUC analysis reveals......

Nearly 1 million over 50s now working through the night.  Click here to read more.

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‘Stopgap’ attitude to asbestos in schools must end......

Unions call for more action as 1 in 5 schools found not to be managing asbestos ‘in line’ with government guidance.  Click here to read more.

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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 read more.

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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.

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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 and spoke at the WMD event.

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Workers Memorial Day Ceremony 26 April......

You are invited to the Workers Memorial Day Ceremony on Friday 26th April 12pm at the Assembly Hall, Waltham Forest Town Hall Grounds.  The Mayor will be laying a wreath.

Please wear something purple in respect for those lives lost at work.

Theme for the day is: “dangerous substances – get them out of the workplace”.

Hope to see you all there

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Waltham Forest May Day celebration 28 April......

Sunday from 1-5pm.  Abbott’s Park, 9 Abbotts Park Road, London E10 6HT

Waltham Forest Trade Union Council (TUC), (in association with Newham and Redbridge TUC ), has organised a celebration of May Day – International Workers’ Day. It will feature speakers from the labour and trade union movement – as well as music, dance and rap poetry. It will be a family-friendly event – with stalls and food & drink. For details about disabled access, see: https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/abbotts-park

Make sure you’re there – and invite your friends!

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