Daily Archives: 18/03/2015

Staying Active in UNISON – February Newsletter 2015......

Greater London Region Retired Members’ Newsletter

Staying Active in UNISON February Newsletter 2015

 

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Workers’ Memorial Day – 28 April......

purple ribbonThis year’s international theme set by the international labour organisation is “getting rid of dangerous substances “and as such UNISON/Waltham Forest Trades Council are focusing on asbestos and hazardous chemicals at this year’s WMD. Confirmed speakers so far are Jim Wennell FBU, Lorna Webster Thompsons Solictors’ (asbestos specialist), Steve White NUT, Jim Kelly Unite, Stella Creasy MP, Dave Knight UNISON (officiating) and a member of the Joint Union Asbestos Committee. Continue reading

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UK Report on The Management of Asbestos in Schools......

The ConDem government have been delaying the “managing asbestos in schools” report for over 8 months and finally after pressure from MP’s, Joint Union Asbestos Committee and unions such as UNISON it was released by the Department for Education this week and is frankly a disappointing document that gives scant comfort to the UNISON members and past pupils who have, and as importantly still will, develop asbestos related diseases such as the killer cancer Mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos fibres that are endemic in the schools estate (over 85% of schools contain asbestos). Continue reading

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Are you a care worker or do you know one?......

UNISON’S new Save Care Now website is running a survey of care workers to find out if they feel they’re receiving the right training.  Could you take part or know of a care worker who can? Continue reading

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Whipps Cross Hospital has been put in to special measures......

Whipps Cross University Hospital has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), with inspectors finding patients were put at risk and staff bullied. Continue reading

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Waltham Forest Disability Resource Centre in Leytonstone has been threatened with closure......

A meeting will take place tonight in the battle to save a charity centre supporting the vulnerable people of Waltham Forest.  The meeting will be held tonight at 90 Crownfield Road, Leytonstone, at 7pm.  Click here to read the full Waltham Forest Guardian article

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UNISON on unemployment figures......

According to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures, unemployment fell by 102,000 to 1.86 million in the three months to the end of January. Continue reading

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