Monthly Archives: August 2013
Thursday 3rd October 8pm – 10pm at Friends Meeting Place, Jewel Rd, Walthamstow, E17 4QU (just off Hoe St – accessible meeting place).
Hazards Conference is the UK’s biggest educational and organising event for Trade Union Safety Reps and Activists. A mixture of plenary sessions, debates, meetings, and a comprehensive workshop programme, give opportunities to learn, exchange experiences and information with delegates from a wide range of sectors and jobs. This year the Conference was held at Keele University on the 19- 21 July. Continue reading
Saturday 7 Sept – Assemble 11 am Altab Ali Park, Whitechapel Road London E1
EDL not welcome in Tower Hamlets – don’t let the racists divide us. Please encourage your work colleagues to attend this demo to oppose the EDL. Continue reading
Attached is a very basic guide to the Council’s employment terms and conditions.
The next Retired Member’s meeting will take place on Tuesday 17 September at the Sports and Social Club between 1.30 – 4pm. Continue reading
Interested in Pensions?......
If the answer is yes then why not consider becoming a UNISON pensions rep. We are looking for members who would be willing to attend our local Pensions Committee. They meet every 3 months on a Monday evening (7:30pm) where the Trustees of our Scheme make decisions on how the scheme should be managed. At the moment our role is strictly observation only.
See the attached circular for further details.
More than 560 local residents have now signed the petition calling on the Department for Education to give Waltham Forest Council the funding that will allow them to provide the secondary school places we need. Continue reading
Forcing workers into a Ryanair style dash for a seat in the office, lowers morale and hits workers’ health, says UNISON, the UK’s largest union. As utility companies and councils strive to make cuts, many call centre operations allocate desks on a first come first served basis, dehumanising workers. Packing up their space each evening and hot desking every morning, is the human equivalent of “battery hens”.