Monthly Archives: June 2012
UNISON is informing members of the proposals from government for the new scheme. They have issued a booklet (see attached) This branch will be sending out hard copies in due course, but any members who want one urgently can contact the branch office. We will be sending them out via emails and hard copies will go out via stewards and reps in the workplace. Continue reading
We Are Waltham Forest, a group set up by the local Unite Against Fascism group to oppose the EDL in Waltham Forest, held a successful public meeting last night. Over 100 local people representing our diverse community in Waltham Forest attended and heard speakers from the Church of England, Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts and Unite Against Fascism. Our photo shows the top table at the meeting where local trade Continue reading
The fascists of the EDL plan to march in Waltham Forest on 18th August 2012. The great majority of Waltham Forest residents want to stop them. A public meeting is being held to discuss how we prevent the EDL from marching in our borough spreading their messages of hate and division. The meeting is on Tuesday 12th June at 7:30pm at the Harmony Hall in Truro Road, Walthamstow E17 7BY. It is just off Walthamstow High Street. Please come along and support this event. UNISON in Waltham Forest will be represented and there will be several speakers including Martin Smith of Unite Against Fascism.
The TUC is to hold a major national demonstration in London on 20th October. It will be under the banner of “A Future That Works”. Continue reading
There will be a public meeting organised by We are Waltham Forest against English Defence League on 12 June 2012. This will be held at 7.30pm at Harmony Hall, Truro Road, Walthamstow E17 7BY. Please come and show your support to stop the Racist and Nazi EDL from marching in Waltham Forest and celebrate our multi-cultural community. Continue reading
UNISON Welfare has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income, with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of up to £120 (this is the maximum grant available where there is more than one school age child). Continue reading
Please make a note of this in your diaries and encourage all your work colleagues to do the same. This demonstration needs to be massive if we are to impress on the media and the politicians just how important the public sector and its workers are. Continue reading