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.
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.
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.
Jeremy Hunt: Axe the hospital closure clause
Urgent appeal from Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign
JOIN THE PROTESTS ON THURSDAY 27 FEBRUARY Continue reading
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
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
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
The AGM was held on 25 January, click here to read the report.
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