Category Archives: In the Community

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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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 were failing to meet the required standards.  Click here to read more.

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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.

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We must fight for hospital’s future......

Mary Burnett from Waltham Forest Save Our NHS on the latest discussions around the redevelopment of Whipps Cross

Nearly 100 people recently packed a meeting in Leytonstone to hear about the proposal to rebuild Whipps Cross Hospital.  Click here to read more.

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Hospital staff say patient meals not fit to eat......

More than half of hospital staff in England wouldn’t eat food served to patients because it’s unhealthy and of poor quality, according to a survey by UNISON published today (Wednesday).  Click here to read more.

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Waltham Forest Council’s top earners revealed as Town Hall Rich List is published......

The largest salary packages from Waltham Forest Council employees have been revealed – with more making more than £100,000 than in previous years.  Click here to read more.

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