Monthly Archives: January 2016
AGM 24th February......
The AGM will be held at two different times to enable as many of our members to attend as possible. The first meeting will be at 12 noon and will run until 2pm and the second meeting will begin at 4pm and run through to 5:30pm. Lunch will be provided at the 12.00 meeting. The meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Waltham Forest Town Hall. Continue reading
UNISON yesterday warned George Osborne that scrapping tax rebates on pensions will leave more than five million public sector workers worse off.
The rise in National Insurance (NI) payments will hit pay packets in April 2016. This is when the current 1.4 per cent rebate for employees and 3.4 per cent for employers will be abolished. It means earnings could drop by around £22 a month for those on a £25,000 annual wage. The wage bill for the NHS could soar by £1bn and by £800m for local government, says UNISON. Continue reading
Did you know that trade unions gave the world weekends, a national minimum wage and holiday and sickness pay. Oh, and ended child labour?
This Bill will undermine employees’ ability to make their voice heard at work and hand more power over to employers. It is vital to defeat the Bill. Click here to sign the petition
The NUJ are putting on a screening of the above film next Monday. Click here to read more.
WAGES have plummeted by £1,300 a year despite almost a million jobs being created, according to new research published earlier this week. Click here to read more.
After sixteen years the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club is bidding ‘Adios’ with a farewell world tour show at London’s O2 Arena on Wednesday 6th April. Click here to read more and order tickets.
Construction union UCATT are calling on the Health and Safety Executive to urgently review their reporting methods and for the industry to examine safety requirements, following new evidence on migrant worker deaths. Click here to read more
The Morning Star recommends an excellent oral history of labour movement activism in west London. Click here to read the review