Company boss convicted of manslaughter after employee crushed to death by half a tonne of glass......

A company boss is facing jail after he was convicted of the manslaughter of a Romanian employee who was crushed to death by nearly half a tonne of glass panels.

Forklift driver Marian Iancu, 39, was trapped between 400 kilos of glass and his truck at the TLW (UK) logistics company in at the Rippleside Commercial Estate, in Barking.  Click here to read more.

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Too many unanswered questions......

In 2014, toxic gases from a landfill site killed seven-year-old Zane. Six years on, his family is still awaiting justice.  Click here to read more.

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2020 Nelson Mandela Award presented to ‘pioneering’ woman......

Yvonne Green was presented with the 2020 Nelson Mandela Award at this weekend’s Black members’ conference, by vice president Sian Stockham, for going “above and beyond” her duties toward Black members.  Click here to read more.

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Working for UNISON the Trade Union – Open Taster Session......

Friday 6 March 3pm – 6pm

UNISON, Unison Centre, Euston Road, London NW1 2AY, Room UG.2

Are you interested in working for a trade union? Ever wondered what the different employed roles are? Want to take a stand and make a difference for workers in the Public Sector? Continue reading

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Strike fund benefit gig for I Heart Unions Week!......

Thursday 13th February at Congress House.

A star-studded night of comedy to raise funds for present and future struggles for low-paid workers fighting for a living wage.  Click here to read more.

 

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Heart UNISON 2020 – 10 – 16 February 2020......

A strong union is our best defence as we face the challenges of the 2020s.  Click here to read more.

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‘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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AGM, Tuesday 10th March......

12-2pm in the Council Chamber, Waltham Forest Town Hall. All members welcome.

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Finland to introduce four-day working week and six-hour days......

Finland‘s new Prime Minister has called for the introduction of a flexible working schedule that would involve a four-day week and six-hour days.

Sanna Marin, the youngest female head of government in the world , has announced the intention to trial the initiative, which she claims could be “the next step” in working life.

The 34-year-old leads a five party centre-left coalition – all led by women.  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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