Daily Archives: 25/03/2015
Welcoming the report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee published today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: Continue reading
We are sad to announce the passing of long term trade union activist, Ray Bellas, who died last week following a long, tough battle against cancer. Ray was known to many in UNISON in Waltham Forest. He was Staffside Secretary, Branch Secretary and a UNISON rep, and NALGO before that, for many many years. He represented many members over those years. Our sympathy and condolences go out to his family.
O n Monday 30th March the sentencing of Waltham Forest council will take place for putting employees’ lives at risk by failing to deal with deadly asbestos in the basement of its town hall. We will have reps present at the hearing and a report and photos will be published next week.
UNISON local government delegates from across the UK met at a special conference in London yesterday to debate the lessons of the recent pay campaign and agree a set of strong proposals to increase member engagement and democratic participation in every aspect of future pay campaigns. Continue reading
It is just about a month away and preparations are coming along with several speakers confirmed (Stella Creasy MP, Steve white NUT, Jim Wennell FBU, Lorna Webster of Thompsons). This year we are selling purple forget-me-knot ribbons with the proceeds going to ELMS – East London Mesothelioma Support group and the Bhopal Medical appeal. The ceremony will be held between 1-2pm in Walthamstow Town Hall grounds in Forest Rd, E17. All welcome.
Raul Castro said that the US decision to declare Venezuela a threat to US security was “arbitrary, aggressive and groundless” during his statement at the Extraordinary Summit of ALBA nations which took place in Caracas on 17 March. Continue reading
Alfie Perrin, a carpenter apprentice, slipped from scaffolding at Camden Road, Wanstead, through a gap 72cm wide to his death two stories high into the street below in November 2012. Click here to read the full story in the local press.
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The film is to finally get a public showing in the UK as the closing film to this year’s London Asian Film Festival. Although the film has been released in both the US and in India it is yet to be distributed here in the UK, and this represents the first chance for the general public to see the film. Continue reading
Tuesday March 31, 6.30pm (doors & registration, 6.00pm) at Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8TN – with Nicaraguan Ambassador Guissell Morales // Marcos Garcia, Venezuelan Embassy, formerly a diplomat in Washington & trade union leader // Dr. Francisco Dominguez, political refugee from the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile & VSC secretary. Continue reading