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The £2 Million Per Day Housing Waste

COUNCILS are spending a whopping £2 million a day on temporary accommodation for homeless families because of an ongoing shortage of truly affordable housing, the Local Government Association (LGA) has announced.  Click here to read more.

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Zero hours contracts reach record levels

The number of people on controversial zero hours contracts has reached a record high of 910,000.  Click here to read more.

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Defend Waltham Forest Schools – Stop the Cuts in Education

An open meeting for parents, teachers and the local community.  Tuesday 28th February 5.30pm Peter May Sports Centre, 135 Wadham Road, Walthamstow E17 4HR.  See attached flyer for more details.

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‘Keep Leytonstone Jobcentre open’ demand protestors against ‘savage’ welfare cuts

The DWP is proposing to close two of out three jobcentres in Waltham Forest, joining a further five offices in east London also getting the axe. Click here to read more.

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‘Deep cuts’ to services despite council tax rises

‘Difficult decisions lie ahead’ for Waltham Forest council amid tax rise and social care fallout.  Click here to read more

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Brexit: British workers ‘facing explosion of zero-hours contracts and fewer rights’

More than three million people now work in insecure jobs – one in 10 employees in the UK.  Click here to read more

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Tory claims on tribunal fees ‘fly in the face of fact’

Ministers were accused last night of “dealing in alternative facts” as they claimed workers were not losing out from a sharp fall in employment tribunal claims.  Click here to read more.

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Give libraries some love

Please make sure you complete the new Council consultation questionnaire here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/28DGH37

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Wages still less than in 2008

In the East of England £2,519 less In the South East £2,512 less In London £4,415 less In the UK as a whole £2,270 less From a TUC report using ONS ASHE statistics

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National insurance increase will rob public sector workers

UNISON yesterday warned George Osborne that scrapping tax rebates on pensions will leave more than five million public sector workers worse off. The rise in National Insurance (NI) payments will hit pay packets in April 2016. This is when the current

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