Monthly Archives: May 2012

Town Hall Car Park Changes......

UNISON is opposed to the imposition of the new car parking charge, especially in the light of the recent removal of essential car user allowance and the imposition of a personal car use requirement in the contract of employment. If any members wish to challenge that new contractual term by requesting its removal because of this charge then please let us know. Continue reading

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Olympics and Annual Leave......

Some members have told us that they have been told that annual leave for staff in Waltham Forest has been banned in their workplace. UNISON reps have taken up the issue with Continue reading

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Still Fighting for Equal Pay – Cosmopolitan Joins the Campaign......

Our branch has long campaigned for Equal Pay and we have had some success in Waltham Forest Council.  However, the current government has scrapped the proposal to implement equal pay audits and publish the results for all companies employing 250 or more staff.  This was originally part of the Equality Act 2010 and could have helped to close the gender pay gap.   Continue reading

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Council Decide Staff Have to Pay to Park at the Town Hall......

The Council have issued a decree that from 1st June all staff permits that were issued in January for a year will be null and void as they now want staff to pay £10 a year to park at the Town Hall. This will only be offered to staff actually employed at the Town Hall, all other staff who have business at the Town Hall will have to pay the pay and display price or park elsewhere. Continue reading

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Members stay in contact......

We now have an email facility on our database. If you are not receiving emails from us and have an email address please update your details via our website, the national website or contact a member of the admin team by phone on 0208 496 4703. Continue reading

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Workers’ Memorial Day 2012......

This year, as Workers’ Memorial Day was on a Saturday, a ceremony was held on Friday 27th April, at the Town Hall complex. Continue reading

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Car Parking Permits for the Town Hall......

Did you know?   The Council is proposing to revoke all existing parking permits for the Town Hall site from 1st June and staff will be expected to pay £10 to get a new permit. Continue reading

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Fair Games?......

Workers making Olympic sportswear for London 2012 for top brands and high street names including Adidas and Next are being paid poverty wages, forced to work excessive overtime and threatened with instant dismissal if they complain about working conditions, according to a new report from the Playfair 2012 campaign, Fair Games? Continue reading

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Branch Meeting Tuesday 8 May 2012......

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BRANCH MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY 8 MAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 

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Local Trade Unions Rally for those Killed and Injured at Work......

Trade unionists from UNISON, UNITE, RMT and NUJ gathered in the rain at Walthamstow Town Square under the slogan “Remember The Dead and Fight for the Living” to mark this year’s Workers Memorial Day. They were joined by local Continue reading

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