Category Archives: Miscellaneous

‘I don’t want bailiffs to come to the door’ – how debt affects us and how UNISON can help......

UNISON’s Debtline service is available to all our members to help you manage money and deal with debt. We offer free confidential advice to help you clear your debts.  Click here to read more.

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Branch office closure Christmas 2019......

We would like to take this opportunity of wishing all our members a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

The office will be closed from 2pm on Tuesday 24th December 2019 with limited cover over the holiday and will re-open on Monday 6th January 2020. Continue reading

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Iain Duncan Smith defends US food standards including chlorinated chicken amid fears of Trump trade deal......

Senior Conservative MPs have dismissed concerns over US food practices such as chlorinating chicken and allowing a certain amount of fly eggs in drinks as “tired old lefty rhetoric” as the government looks to tear away from the hygiene standards expected by the EU to broker a trade deal across the Atlantic.  Click here to read more.

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Lime trees saved from the axe in revised plans for the Mall, Walthamstow, development......

An avenue of Lime trees at threat of being felled to make way for a housing and shopping centre development have been saved. Click here to read more.

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Fresh hope for Harmony Hall......

Harmony Hall in Truro Road has been under threat for the past two years after Livability, the charity which owns it, ran into financial problems and decided to sell off its property assets. A decision to put the community centre up for sale was postponed earlier this year however, to allow community groups a chance to raise the £1million needed to buy it.  Click here to read more.

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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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