TUC national demonstration: Step Up for Public Services

12 May 2018 10:00am–3:00pm- London: Victoria Embankment to Hyde Park

The TUC has called a national demonstration on Saturday 12 May in London. This is going to be a key moment in the fight for public services.

We’ll show decision-makers we’re scared for the public services we love – and the public are on our side. We won’t take the cuts and pay freezes lying down.

This march is set to be a big one. UNISON, the TUC and other trade unions are putting considerable support behind it. You’ll join thousands of like-minded people under the banner, Step up for Public Services.

It’s a march with a serious message but it’ll have a fun, family-friendly feel. Dig out your UNISON colours and let’s turn the streets purple. Plus there will be activities to keep your energy bubbling throughout the day.

Make sure you’re there! Read more ›

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100 Years since the vote for women and 70 years since the arrival of the windrush

Thu 26 Apr 2018 – 18:00 to 20:30 – TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3LS London

Free event.  Click here to read more.

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Bad news if you are a renter in Walthamstow

Rent prices in Walthamstow spike 52 per cent in ten years.  Click here to read more.

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Time to visit Chancellor Philip “CUTS” Hammond and say……DEMO Saturday 7 April 2018

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LETTER: Why is the council supporting unaffordable housing schemes?

Whilst it’s welcoming to see the council taking steps to tackle homelessness, the latest plan seeks to place local people even further away from Waltham Forest.  Click here to read more.

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Royal Mail and CWU agree ‘Menopause at Work’ guide

A detailed guide for Royal Mail managers – Supporting women at work through the menopause – will be the first of its kind for the company when it launches this month, reports CWU national health, safety and environment officer Dave Joyce.  Click here to read more.

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CSC: New Cuban parliament has 53% women MPs

Cuba completed the second stage of its general elections on 11 March with the election of a new National Assembly of 605 deputies, and 1,265 delegates to the country’s 15 provincial assemblies. Read more ›

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London May Day 2018

Tuesday May 1st 2018 – Assemble Clerkenwell Green at 12.00 (nearest tube Farringdon) march to Trafalgar Square for rally.

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MPs call for unpaid shifts to be illegal

Some MPs and lawyers have called for a blanket ban on unpaid shift work.  Click here to read more.

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Eight out of 10 academies in deficit, say accountants

Academies are faring badly financially, new figures suggest

Academy budgets are in an even worse state than those of council-run schools with eight out of 10 in deficit, suggest figures from their accountants.  Click here to read more.

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