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Four education unions representing teachers and support staff are calling on the government to reinstate face coverings in schools to limit coronavirus spread.
With infections on the rise once more, the unions have issued a joint statement demanding a range of safety measures to keep education on track and reduce the risk of further closures. Click here to read more.
The creation of a central NHS digital database from GP records in England will be delayed by two months, the government has announced.
The system was due to begin on 1 July, but the date has now been pushed back to 1 September.
The NHS had been calling for a delay to allow patients more time to learn about the system. Click here to read more.
Around one in eight people aged 50 and over in Waltham Forest and one in 10 in Redbridge have yet to receive a first vaccination dose against Covid-19 – despite being invited to book a jab more than two months ago. Click here to read more.
The TUC are interested in the experiences of people with Long Covid in work. Including people who have lost their jobs because of Long Covid. Long Covid is the term used to describe COVID-19 symptoms that extending beyond the initial infection. Evidence on Long Covid points to symptoms of COVID-19 lasting for weeks, months and possibly years after the infection. Continue reading
Leyton MP John Cryer calls for negligent company directors to be prosecuted as Waltham Forest trade unions commemorated Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28......
Local trade unionists attended Waltham Forest Trades Council’s on-line Workers’ Memorial Day event on Wednesday. Also in attendance was John Cryer MP who spoke about the pandemic and the need for changes to the law so negligent company directors face prosecution. Continue reading
LBWF are devastated to announce the unexpected passing of our dear friend and colleague Cllr Chris Robbins CBE, the Mayor of Waltham Forest, on Monday 5 April 2021. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
Chris served the Waltham Forest community since 2002 with dignity, grace, and compassion in his various roles as ward councillor, cabinet member, Leader of the Council 2009 to 2017, and Mayor and was recognised for his service to the community in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2017 with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire). Click here to read more.