State of London Debate 2019......

Don’t miss out. The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, wants to hear from you, in person.

Be a part of the State of London Debate at Indigo at The O2. Hosted by LBC’s James O’Brien, we’ll be talking about everything from building the affordable homes London needs, to bringing back neighbourhood policing.  Click here to read more.

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Another legal victory for our union – and for thousands of NHS workers......

Yesterday, our union won another fantastic legal victory, as the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of UNISON members on NHS overtime.  Click here to read more.

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Tax cut for higher earners is absurd after years of austerity......

Commenting on the announcement from Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson that he would cut taxes for higher earners, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“Boris Johnson has confirmed he cares about the wealthy few, rather than everyone who relies on public services. A cash giveaway for the richest earners is absurd after 10 years of brutal austerity that has pushed public services to breaking point.  Click here to read more.

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Government must take responsibility on TV licences, says TUC......

Responding to the news that free TV licences for over 75s will be limited to just those on pension credits, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“After a decade of unfair austerity, this is another blow to pensioners.

“The government should never have palmed responsibility for pensioner’s free TV licences off to the BBC.

“They should take responsibility for this now and restore the benefit to all over-75s”

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TUC Webinar – talking mental health – Wed 12 June 2-3pm......

Over the past few years mental health has moved into the foreground as both a challenge, and an opportunity in the workplace.  There’s an increasing sense that action is needed and a range of options for taking that action.

This webinar will look at three areas, focusing on practical tips for reps in relation to mental health:

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Trump Demo 4th June 2019......

photo courtesy of Yousaf Hassan

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Together against Trump 4 June......

Trafalgar Square 11:00am–4:00pm

A rally and demonstration against the visit to the UK of USA President Donald Trump.  Click here to read more.

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Number of over-70s still in work more than doubles in a decade......

Despite benefits of working into retirement, campaigners say figures point to pensioner poverty in UK.  Click here to read more.

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Council still investing in fossil fuels, despite promise to stop......

The council has revealed £29.5million worth of investments in oil and gas, but has not disclosed any coal investments.  Click here to read more.

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UN report compares Tory welfare policies to creation of workhouses......

Ministers in denial about impact of austerity since 2010, says poverty expert.  Click here to read more.

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