Category Archives: In the Community

Waltham Forest Council aims to suspend all roadworks to protect staff......

Waltham Forest aims to shut down all roadworks today due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Residents had previously criticised the council for continuing to allow construction workers to work on road improvement schemes, including the “Mini-Holland”.  Click here to read more.

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Opinion: Official line needed now on site closures......

In times of crisis you need leadership.

The construction industry is getting none.

The government needs to act now and rule what sites and companies are key to the economy and should still be working.

Instead one of the country’s biggest industries has been left in limbo by politicians making-up policy on the hoof.  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: your rights at work......

We believe that many of our contracted-out staff members do not receive the same benefits as directly employed members, such as holiday and sick pay.

As a result, employees may be forced to continue working if they are feeling unwell.

We would ask you to contact the employers to ensure that their employees are made aware of their rights and responsibilities to our workplace. Employees are able to seek Statutory Sick Pay or Universal Credit from day 1 (not day 4) of this illness.

In the light of this current situation, our union members would urge that any future contracts with external providers should include the rights and conditions of existing employees

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Coronavirus: First case of Covid-19 confirmed in Waltham Forest......

A first case of coronavirus in Waltham Forest has been confirmed.

Yesterday, the council revealed a resident had contracted the Covid-19 virus. 

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Working for UNISON the Trade Union – Open Taster Session......

Friday 6 March 3pm – 6pm

UNISON, Unison Centre, Euston Road, London NW1 2AY, Room UG.2

Are you interested in working for a trade union? Ever wondered what the different employed roles are? Want to take a stand and make a difference for workers in the Public Sector? Continue reading

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20th of September 2019 – Global Climate Strike......

Unison Waltham Forest stands in solidarity with the global climate strikers on the 20th of September 2019. Millions will walk out of workplaces, schools and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Continue reading

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Green Unison week 16-20 September......

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Dave Knight’s funeral......

Dave Knight’s funeral will take place on Monday 16th September at 3.30pm at the City of London Crematorium.  Further information may be forthcoming nearer the time.

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Dave Knight......

His family are currently making preparations for his funeral and a possible memorial event 

Dave Knight

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In memory of Dave Knight 12/7/55-24/8/19......

Some of you may already be aware that retired Waltham Forest Branch Secretary Dave Knight, who was also our Retired Members Secretary, sadly lost his battle against cancer on Saturday.

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