Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Privatisation of NHS contracts worth £15bn since 2015 – new research......

The scale of the privatisation of NHS service contracts has been revealed in new research published by GMB, the union for NHS workers.  Click here to read more.

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12 EU states reject move to expose companies’ tax avoidance......

Proposal would have forced firms to reveal profits made and taxes paid in each EU country.  Click here to read more.

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Register to Vote......

Register to vote in the General Election

A General Election will be happening on the 12th of December 2019.

Register by midnight on 26 November to vote in the General Election on 12 December.

It takes fewer than 5 minutes to register online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
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Remembering Dave ‘Dod’ Knight......

A tribute to the local trade unionist, O’s supporter and righter of wrongs, written by Mick Holder.  Click here to read more.

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Dave Knight’s funeral......

Dave Knight’s funeral service took place at Manor Park yesterday.

The big chapel wasn’t large enough to hold all those who turned up, with a good number having to stand and listen to the service broadcast outside on speakers. It was a humanist service with dedications from Leyton Orient supporters, Unison Waltham Forest, the East London Runners and his life partner Anne. Continue reading

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Trade unionist and founder of Leyton Orientear Dave Knight dies – local Guardian newspaper report......

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Information on Dave Knights Funeral arrangements......

Dave’s Family have asked that the following information be shared in preparation to his funeral on 16th September 2019 @ 3.30pm at The City of London Cemetery & Crematorium, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London E12 5DQ.

As many are aware, Dave was great in supporting a number of charities. As such the family have asked us to share that if you wish, you can donate to a fundraising page set up here

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TUC Congress ’19 Unions vow to fight in-work poverty, job insecurity and automation......

Delegates vote to create a ‘New Deal for Workers’ campaign.  Click here to read more.

 

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p/t Branch Organiser vacancy......

The post is advertised on the TUC website.  Please click here for more information.

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Please vote to re-elect Andrew Berry to UNISON’s National Labour Link Committee......

The ballot papers for Unison’s National Labour Link Committee elections have been sent out.  Our branch committee nominated Andrew Berry’s candidacy for re-election. Here is Andrew’s supporting statement: Continue reading

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