‘Stopgap’ attitude to asbestos in schools must end......

Unions call for more action as 1 in 5 schools found not to be managing asbestos ‘in line’ with government guidance.  Click here to read more.

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Labour pledges to end in-work poverty in first five years......

n a speech in London, John McDonnell promised to tackle the issue with a “structurally different economy”, “public services free at the point of use” and a “strong social safety net”.  Click here to read more.

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Social Worker of the Year Awards......

Nominations close at midnight on Friday 19 July.  Click here to read more.

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Last council-run nursery in borough to close......

The last council-run nursery in the borough is to close following a unanimous and un-debated cabinet decision.  Click here to read more.

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Undercover Policing and Trade Unions: The Political and the Personal Conference 16th November......

The conference aim is to increase awareness of the impact of political policing on the trade unions and progressive movements since 1968.  Click here to read more.

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NPC – Save the TV Licence Campaign – Next Step......

As a result of recent campaigning, a petition (https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/234627) calling on the Government to continue to fund the TV licence for the over 75s has secure more than 100,00 signatures.  This means it will now be debated in the House of Commons on Monday 15 July 2019.

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Waltham Forest News......

For eight years Waltham Forest Council has been fighting a battle over its publication Waltham Forest News.

What Waltham Forest News does not do – contrary to its misleading title – is report the news. It does not tell you about the nine council-owned tower blocks posing a ‘substantial’ fire risk to residents. It does not tell you about the art studios in Leytonstone the council is set to demolish. It does not tell you tell about the tens of millions of pounds the council has invested in fossil fuels despite declaring a ‘climate emergency’. It does not tell you about the fears of Chingford residents about the environmental impact of a new council-backed incinerator. And it does not tell you about an existing pocket park in Leyton the council wants to build homes on.  Click here to read more.

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Climate events in Waltham Forest......

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UNISON Women and Pensions Seminar......

20 July 2019 10:30am–4:15pm at the UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY

National Seminar Co-ordinated by Gloria Mills, National Secretary Equalities to discuss strategy and developments on changes to pensions policy and it’s impact on women.  Click here to read more.

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Conference agrees to fight changes to the LGPS......

Delegates denounce the cynical attack on public service workers’ pensions and warn that other sectors are at risk.  Click here to read more.

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