Monthly Archives: May 2014
Wanted – Pensions Reps......
See attached for more information.
If you are interested please contact the Branch on 0208 496 4703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All UNISON members working for Waltham Forest Council should now have received, or will shortly be receiving, their ballot paper. The union and this branch are strongly recommending that we all vote “Yes” to taking strike action. Our pay has fallen behind every other public sector and the private sector. We have suffered the worst pay reductions across the country since 2010 and our members are now 18 to 25% worse off as a result of the Government’s austerity agenda and the Council imposed pay cuts to lower paid workers in 2012. We have to stand up now or we will fall even further behind as the government pay offer of 1% does not even match inflation. Continue reading
Register now for Unite Against Fascism’s National Conference on Saturday June 14, 9.30-5pm
This conference is a timely opportunity to understand and discuss how to campaign against UKIP, a movement similar to the Tea Party in the US, after it polled the highest share of the vote topping the poll in the Euro elections; learn the lessons of how we defeated fascist British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin; and the importance of challenging and not conceding to racism.
“Today I was not supposed to be sad”.
These were some of the words of Irma Gonzalez which stunned the audience of 2000 people into silence at the concert organised as part of the International Commission of Inquiry into the case of the Cuban Five in London. Irma informed the crowd that the UK Government had just refused a visa to her father to travel to London to give his testimony in person.
Plant sale for Gaza......
This event is being organised by a North London Cuba Solidarity Campaign member to support a solar project n a hospital in Gaza. If anyone is interested in gardening, they can buy plants which will help a good cause. Continue reading
The next Branch Meeting will be held on Wednesday 11 June at 12:30pm in the Council Chamber, Waltham Forest Town Hall. Continue reading
Worth It Campaign......
VOTE YES AND SUPPORT ACTION FOR A DECENT PAY RISE!
The National Ballot for this year’s pay claim is going to start being sent out on Friday 23rd May. The ballot will go to all members’ home addresses and will simply ask whether you support strike action in order to win a fairer pay settlement this year. Our branch and the national union are recommending that you vote “Yes”. Local Government pay is falling so far behind every other sector. Local Government members are now 18% worse off on average than they were in 2010. This year the government is only offering 1% which is well below the current rate of inflation. The union believes that we have to stop this trend and wants to campaign vigorously for a fairer deal. Continue reading
Adult Learner’s Week is taking place from 19th -25th May so why not think about learning something new......
There are lots of free online courses and talks in the area so why not give it a go! Continue reading