Category: Miscellaneous

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:

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Council vows to fight High Court and Government orders over illegal newsletter

The council has been forced to stop publishing its illegal newsletter, but has vowed to keep fighting a High Court ruling against them.  Click here to read more.

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Fire at The Mall, Walthamstow: Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust offers help to workers affected

A children’s charity has offered its support to shop staff left unable to work after a fire at a shopping centre. Click here to read more.

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Boris Johnson must now be held to account for his promises

There now must be a general election.  Click here to read more.

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Labour pledges to end in-work poverty in first five years

n a speech in London, John McDonnell promised to tackle the issue with a “structurally different economy”, “public services free at the point of use” and a “strong social safety net”.  Click here to read more.

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Social Worker of the Year Awards

Nominations close at midnight on Friday 19 July.  Click here to read more.

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Waltham Forest News

For eight years Waltham Forest Council has been fighting a battle over its publication Waltham Forest News. What Waltham Forest News does not do – contrary to its misleading title – is report the news. It does not tell you

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UNISON Conference 2019 – Library volunteers skyrocket to more than 51,000

The Morning Star reports ““UNPRECEDENTED” levels of cuts have seen the number of local library volunteers skyrocket to over 51,000 since the Tories took power.  Click here to read more.

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Crisis in social work revealed by new UNISON survey

Social workers say they are no longer able to do their jobs effectively because of years of repeated cuts.  Click here to read more.

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Care staff forced to sleep in offices and not wash

Care staff on overnight shifts are having to bed down at work in offices or on dirty mattresses.  Click here to read more.

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