Monthly Archives: February 2014

Pay Campaign Kicks Off......

The Local Government Pay Campaign is gaining momentum. Local Government workers are the lowest paid public sector workers. We have had a 1% increase over the last 4 years. Research shows that we are now some 18% worse off than we were when the coalition came to power. It is time to say “Enough is Enough”. Please use the links below to show your support and encourage your friends and family to sign up too.

  • Follow the Campaign on Twitter here
  • Like our Page on Facebook here
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Waltham Forest Councillor accepts 24% pay rise whilst Council workers suffer pay cuts......

Councillor Loakes has accepted a pay rise of 24% taking his pay as a councillor up to £36,000 a year. I am sure that all our low paid members who suffered pay cuts back in January 2012 will recall that Councillor Loakes and his colleagues voted through a terms and conditions review which stripped away overtime rates, weekend enhancements and shift allowances. All of these benefits were only payable to low paid staff earning around £25,000 or less. His salary increase is equivalent to the amounts lost by many of our members last year. The local paper report on this spectacular demonstration of political hypocrisy can be read here.

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Black Members Group Re-launch......

Friday 28th February at 12-2pm at the William Morris Community Centre, 6-8 Greenleaf Road, E17 6QQ. See attached flyer for more information.

A light lunch will be provided.

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Lobby parliament Thursday and other action......

Jeremy Hunt: Axe the hospital closure clause

Urgent appeal from Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign

JOIN THE PROTESTS ON THURSDAY 27 FEBRUARY Continue reading

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Left Unity meeting on 5th March on World War One......

A Waltham Forest Left Unity meeting on the subject of World War One will be held, called as a response to the Tory attempts to re-brand it as a patriotic success that should make us all feel proud to be British!

It is on 5th March at William Morris Community Centre, Greenleaf Close Walthamstow E17 6QQ – 7.30 to 9.30 Continue reading

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Concern about the future of cancer services in East London......

NHS England has announced that five specialist cancer services will move from three hospitals managed by Barts Health Trust to University College London Hospital Trust in Central London.

Hospital specialists and local GPs, are concerned about the impact on services across East London including Whipps Cross. Continue reading

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March meeting – International Women’s Day......

See attached flyer for further information

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10 key achievements of Ecuador’s Citizen’s Revolution......

As we mark the seventh anniversary of President Rafael Correa being elected to office in Ecuador,  we look, below, at some of the impressive achievements delivered in that time, as part of the wave of social progress underway in Latin America. Continue reading

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Report from Palestine Solidarity Campaign AGM......

The AGM was held on 25 January, click here to read the report.

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Voices for the Five – a special appeal......

Please support the International Commission of Inquiry for the Five

There are now less than three weeks to go until the International Commission of Inquiry into the case of the Cuban Five. Even if you are not able to attend in person I am writing to invite you to still participate by donating whatever you can afford to ensure the events are a success. Continue reading

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