Daily Archives: 08/07/2015

Dave Knight is retiring on Friday......

Dave Knight, Branch Secretary passport sizeDave joined Waltham Forest in 1987 as a social worker and has always been active in the trade union during his career here. Dave became branch secretary in June 1997 and has always put 110% effort into his role. UNISON has been more than a job to Dave, it has been a passion alongside Leyton Orient, running, music and a good beer! UNISON and its members are going to miss him but Dave has reached a certain age and time waits for no man, as Dave will know because he is always late!!!! Continue reading

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HSE to investigate Waltham Forest Council over fatabl incident at Low Hall conservation area......

This week Martin  Esom  the Chief Executive Officer of the London Borough of Waltham Forest was served a Notice of Contravention by the Health and Safety enforcement agency the HSE. The notice concerns the circumstances surrounding the death of a member of the public who died whilst in the Low Hall Conservation Area  and involved a tree falling over. Continue reading

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Labour contenders make their pitch to UNISON members......

The four candidates for the Labour Party leadership have addressed UNISON members, whose votes they will be seeking in the election later this year. Continue reading

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Reforms to Universal Credit......

“Reforms to Universal Credit” is a new report, published by the TUC and the Child Poverty Action Group, showing that far more children could be lifted out of poverty by enhancing Universal Credit instead of raising the income tax threshold – and at a fraction of the cost. Continue reading

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Middle-income families face largest losses from health, education and social care cuts, new study shows......

New research published on Sunday, and commissioned by the TUC from Landman Economics, finds that middle-income families with children face the biggest cash-equivalent losses from services cuts.

The research provides a detailed analysis of services cuts made from 2010 to 2015; and it projects the same pattern of impacts on households up to 2018 for the scale of future service cuts that the government is planning. Continue reading

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The Ross Pritchard Memorial Fund – Essay Competition......

RossThe Ross Pritchard Memorial Fund

The Ross Pritchard Memorial Fund (RPMF) was established to commemorate the life of one of the Graphical, Paper & Media Union’s  best known rank and file members, Ross Pritchard. Continue reading

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No longer welcome.......

Stop Racist Deportations and Social Cleansing in the Dominican Republic.

Dominicans of Haitian descent are being deported to Haiti because they are not considered citizens — even though they were born and raised in the Dominican Republic.  Click here to sign the petition.

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Flatscreens terror......

“When I lost my hands making flatscreens I can’t afford, nobody would help me.”  Click here to rad more and sign the petition.

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Gaza: one year on......

On Friday 10th July, 5.30-7.30pm, Richmond Terrace, opposite Downing Street, London PSC are holding a vigil in London to remember those who were killed and those who grieve for them.  Click here to read more

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Barnet UNISON on strike today......

Click here to find out why.  8 ways you can help, click here

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