This session will challenge the conflicting information about safe and healthy workplaces and provide support for workers and their unions. Thu, July 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM BST. Click here for more information.
Campaigners are taking Waltham Forest Council to the High Court later this month over their decision to cut funding for special needs education.
The cabinet voted on March 19 to reduce top-up Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) funding by 10 per cent for students in the lowest two bands of need.
The decision was made despite parents’ fear it could lead mainstream schools to exclude their children and a recommendation from the Children and Families Scrutiny committee to delay. Click here to read more.
Waltham Forest Council’s deputy leader declined to carry out a cost review of the planned rebuild of north London’s incinerator last week.
The review was requested by Chingford and Woodford Green MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith, one of a number who objected to the rebuild at a North London Waste Authority meeting on June 25.
Objectors say building a larger incinerator will increase air pollution and CO2 emissions and claim the plans are based on outdated predictions of an increase in waste. Click here to read more.
Waltham Forest police will discuss tensions following the national Black Lives Matter protests at a meeting tonight. Click here to read more.
Waltham Forest Council has said it will conduct a full investigation into allegations from a former art gallery employee that her career was held back by “systemic racism”. Click here to read more.
More transparency of evidence is needed, argue scientists. Click here to read more.
Tuesday 23rd June, 6pm
A PSC webinar looking at ways women are leading the resistance to the Israeli military occupation of Palestine. The speakers include women activists in Palestine, Israel and the UK. They will talk about the many ways women are standing in solidarity with the people of Palestine, to achieve and end of the Israeli military occupation, for peace, justice and equality for everyone.
Mon, June 22, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM BST – free event
xperts from the US, Canada and Britain compare Cuba’s response to Covid-19 in the context of the island’s commitment to public health care, preventative medicine and international humanitarianism. Click here to read more.