Daily Archives: 20/05/2015
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The criteria for eligibility is within the application form. Please note the closing date for receipt of applications is 10th July 2015. Continue reading
Tax-Free Childcare is the new scheme proposed by the Government to replace childcare vouchers this Autumn (childcareplus & kidsclubplus). Continue reading
As you are probably aware Whipps Cross has massive financial difficulties which threaten its future as a General Hospital. The Waltham Forest Trades Council have called for a protest about the cause of the problem, which is the massive PFI debt that has been brought to Whipps Cross through the amalgamation with Barts. Please have a look at the attached leaflet and join us for a lunch time protest outside the hospital main entrance on Wednesday 3rd June 2015 staring at 12 noon and ending at 2pm. Even if you can only spare a few minutes of your lunch break on the day please do come along and support our local hospital, the health workers and our local community.
Those of you who attended our AGM this year would have had the pleasure of meeting our guests from the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. UNISON nationally supports both campaigns and there may well be members in Waltham Forest who would like to find out more.
The local Cuba Solidarity Group is the North London branch which meets on the last Monday of every month at the Calthorpe Arms pub in Grays Inn Road from about 7pm. The meetings usually consist of a film followed by discussion on all matters relevant to the campaign Continue reading
AGM draft minutes......
Renowned Latin America expert and co-writer of the Oliver Stone film South Of the Border, Mark Weisbrot, will be doing a special event on Monday June 8 from 6.30pm at the Bolivar Hall (W1T 5DL) where he will introduce and take questions on the film. Continue reading
Cuba and the US will exchange ambassadors on 29 May, but “the blockade has to be fully removed and Guantanamo should be returned,” before there can be normal relations, said President Raúl Castro in a recent meeting with reporters. Continue reading
Lost in UNISON is a great way of learning more about the role. It is an induction and taster session for potential and new stewards where you: Continue reading
UNISON has devised a school support staff valuable practical guide which will help its 250,000 members in this sector and will assist them in managing the sometimes difficult behaviour of pupils. Continue reading