Shopping centres, pubs and other businesses urged to provide free parking to NHS and care staff, says UNISON......

Businesses including retail outlets, bars and gyms are being urged to make their now empty car parks available to all health and care employees to use without charge, says UNISON.  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: UNISON helping members financially......

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Corona virus – branch office information......

Its so important that we keep calm! and do not panic, review the information and make contact with your branch if you require more specific advice.

Due to the outbreak, there will be limited cover within the office so please use alternative means of communication such as mobile numbers and emails where possible, we will get back to you, your concerns are a priority to us.

 

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Coronavirus: your rights at work......

We believe that many of our contracted-out staff members do not receive the same benefits as directly employed members, such as holiday and sick pay.

As a result, employees may be forced to continue working if they are feeling unwell.

We would ask you to contact the employers to ensure that their employees are made aware of their rights and responsibilities to our workplace. Employees are able to seek Statutory Sick Pay or Universal Credit from day 1 (not day 4) of this illness.

In the light of this current situation, our union members would urge that any future contracts with external providers should include the rights and conditions of existing employees

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TUC LESE Pensioners’ Network Annual Seminar 2020......

Housing for the Older Person, Tuesday 7 April 2020, 10.30am to 3.30pm  @ TUC Congress House  

POSTPONED – NEW 2020 DATE TO BE RESCHEDULED   Continue reading

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Extinction Rebellion cancels London ‘mass rebellion’ over coronavirus fears......

Extinction Rebellion has cancelled its next “mass rebellion” in London in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The group, also known as XR, were set to take to the streets on May 23 in a fresh round of calls for action in tackling the climate crisis.  Click here to read more.

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The East End women who fought for gay rights......

Fifty years ago the fight for gay rights came to London, as the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) formed in the capital.

While this radical movement allowed gay men to come together and come out, women’s voices were drowned out. Yet queer women in East London fought on.  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: unions attack ‘paltry’ sick pay for self-isolating couriers......

Concerns raised inadequate compensation could force virus-hit gig workers to keep delivering.  Click here to read more.

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‘Save teachers from asbestos risk,’ chancellor warned......

The Budget must provide cash to ensure ‘crumbling’ school buildings are safe for staff and pupils, unions insist.  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: First case of Covid-19 confirmed in Waltham Forest......

A first case of coronavirus in Waltham Forest has been confirmed.

Yesterday, the council revealed a resident had contracted the Covid-19 virus. 

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