Monthly Archives: April 2012

International Visitor to Speak at Workers’ Memorial Day event......

Sanjay Verma a visitor from Bhopal, India will be one of those present at  the Workers’ Memorial Day event being held at the top of Walthamstow Market at 12.30pm, on Saturday 28 April to remember the dead and to  continue to fight for the living! Continue reading

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Childrens Centres Under Attack......

Following the Government’s decision to end the Sure Start grants for Early Years Child Care the Council’s Childrens Centres are now struggling with funding issues. The Council’s response is to re-organise the centres into a new “hubs and spokes” model. This means Continue reading

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Still no Internet Access!......

Whilst a BT engineer arrived on Monday to install our line, other subsidiary problems have arisen which means we still have no IT access.  We are doing all we can to try to get these issues resolved.  In the meantime we have set up some hotmail accounts as an interim measure – details below: Continue reading

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Workers’ Memorial Day......

As always Workers Memorial Day is on 28th April 2012. This year it falls on a Saturday so our branch will be running two events.  The first will be on Friday 27th April at the Town Hall from 1pm to 2pm when we will hold a remembrance rally outside the Assembly Hall. The branch will be selling the purple ribbons from early Friday Continue reading

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Council Cancel Annual Leave?......

Many of our members are under the impression that the Council have cancelled all annual leave for the duration of the Olympics and para-Olympics. UNISON locally has discussed this with HR and it is not the case that there Continue reading

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – Pay Campaign......

UNISON has written to all the Chief Executives and Council leaders across the land calling on all Council’s to honour the £250 pay rise promised by the Government for all those earning below £21,000 a year back in the 2010 budget. The union is also calling for an end to the attacks on terms and conditions. Obviously our own Continue reading

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It is possible to get a grant to study for a part time degree for FREE......

It is possible to get a grant to allow you to study for a part time degree for FREE.  See the attached flyer for further details.

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Higher Learning Courses online......

Please see attached for further details

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Public Meeting on 26 April......

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Latest on UNISON move to new offices......

A BT engineer is booked to arrive on Monday 16 April to install a line so hopefully we will have internet access early next week.  Any further updates will be posted on the website. Continue reading

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