Waltham Forest Council staff ‘donned dressing gowns to stay warm’ during heating problems at Town Hall in Walthamstow

Council staff say they were forced to wrap up in dressing gowns to beat autumnal chills at work after repairs stopped heating being switched on at Town Hall.

Workers at Waltham Forest Council’s offices in Forest Road, Walthamstow, complained they were forced to don extra layers at work since asking for the heating cranked up last month.  Click here to read more.

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2.3 million Londoners classed as living in poverty, despite record number of people in work

The poorest fifth of households in London own just 0.1 per cent of the capital’s wealth, including finances and property, a new study shows.  Click here to read more.

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Leyton and Wanstead MP John Cryer joins staff and claimants at protest over Leytonstone Jobcentre closure

Workers and benefits claimants joined together to stage a protest over plans to close a Jobcentre office. 

Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) staged a demonstration outside Leytonstone Jobcentre last week, ahead of its scheduled closure in April next year.

Staff were joined by protesters from Waltham Forest Trades Council, a group of Jobcentre users and Leyton and Wanstead MP John Cryer.  Click here to read more.

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The Great Jobs Agenda

Everyone at work deserves a great job. A great job is one where the worker is paid and treated fairly. And it’s one where workers get opportunities to progress, to learn and to have a voice on what matters.  That’s why the TUC have created the Great Jobs Agenda.  Click here to view the document.

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Britain deserves a pay rise – end the pay cap now!

London Demo & Rally for TUC parliamentary lobby – Tuesday 17 October 5.30 – Downing Street

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A national postal strike moved a step closer

Record ‘yes’ vote and threshold-smashing turnout.  Click here to read more.

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Black History Month in the UK is 30 This Year

Lots of events and interesting articles on this website http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/

An audience with Black Wealth Expert Dr Boyce Watkins Thurs 12th October, Hackney Picturehouse https://www.picturehouses.com/…/audience-with-black-wealth-…

The British Museum African Tour (for kids!) Sat 14th October and other Saturdays this month Call Karen 07903130472

‘An African Journey’- The Americas and Africa Before and After Columbus to 1838 Mon 16th Oct 1830-2000, Leytonstone https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/african-journey-leytonstone

The African History of Sport Saturday 21st October 1800, Tottenham https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/african-history-of-sport

Black Market & Film Festival Saturday 4th November, Tottenham http://www.blackhistorystudies.com/our-se…/the-black-market/

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King George Hospital march and rally, Saturday 14 October

Assemble 11am Central Park Dagenham, 11.45 march to Redbridge Town Hall, 3pm rally. Supported by Waltham Forest trades council, GLATUC, Barking, Dagenham & Havering.

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Government ‘washes its hands’ on blacklisting as Unite intervenes to resolve new case

Unite, the UK’s largest union for construction workers, is disappointed but not surprised that the government is once again washing its hands on blacklisting.  Click here to read more.

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Study shows true number of “hidden” homeless on London’s streets

THE number of “hidden” homeless people in the capital is 13 times higher than those who are visibly sleeping rough, a new report by the London Assembly reveals.  Click here to read more.

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