Category: Miscellaneous

Celebrating 100 years of the Women’s vote

Our branch Treasurer seen at work celebrating women getting the vote, well, at least some of them. It took 10 more years to get universal suffrage!

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The Tories could be plotting to bring back tribunal fees

TORIES could be gearing up to reintroduce employment tribunal fees, lawyers warned today as a feted shake-up of workers’ rights received a frosty reception from the labour movement.  Click here to read more.

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Government spends £100,000,000 on trying not to give disability benefits

More than £100 million has been spent by the Department for Work and Pensions on administering reviews and appeals against disability benefits in little more than two years, new figures show.  Click here to read more.

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Labour will end the era of greed, kill off PFI and re-nationalise services – John Mcdonnell MP

Speaking to around 100 strong audience at a meeting last Thursday organised by Waltham Forest Trades Council, John McDonnell, Labour Party Shadow Chancellor, spelt out how a Labour Government is “going to end the era of greed…nationalise rail, water energy

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Waltham Forest News: Council tells Government it should be allowed to keep publishing rule-breaking paper

Waltham Forest News costs the taxpayer £440,000 a year to print.  Click here to read more.

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Government spending on private firms carrying out ‘brutal’ disability benefit assessments soared by £40m in a year

Campaigners say amount paid to Independent Assessment Services and Capita for ‘fear-provoking and destabilising’ assessments is ‘damning’.  Click here to read more.

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Tory favors, pensions hole and ‘blacklisting’ workers – Carillion’s slow and ignoble fall

Carillion is going into liquidation after being overwhelmed by huge financial difficulties, throwing the futures of 43,000 employees into turmoil. Huge government contracts for nearly 900 schools, 50,000 Ministry of Defence homes, and hospitals across the UK are held by

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Be on the lookout for the signs of modern slavery, local authorities urge the public

LOCAL authorities are turning to the public in their efforts to tackle the rise in modern slavery.  Click here to read more.

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Christmas greetings and branch office closure

We would like to take this opportunity of wishing all our members and supporters a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. There will be reduced coverage in the UNISON office over the Christmas period.  If you need urgent

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Michael Gove Accused Of Plotting To Steal Holiday Days From Workers

Michael Gove has been accused of plotting to rob workers of their holidays and weaken their employment rights.   According to The Sunday Times, the environment secretary will use a crunch Cabinet meeting on Tuesday to demand Theresa May pull the

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