Daily Archives: 06/07/2016

Mesothelioma Action Day 1st July......

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Our bucket collection last Friday morning raised £30.  It will be donated to the British Lung Foundation.

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Waltham Forest Trades Council support tenants’ protest at landlord’s house......

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Photo courtesy of Mick Holder

Tenants of the Butterfields estate in Walthamstow have been harrassed by their new landlords who want them out so they can sell the flats which were social housing and make an instant profit. The harrassment of the tenants has been on a Sunday so……

 Tenants facing eviction decided to pay the landlord a visit on a Sunday to see how they like it. They were supported by trade unionists from Waltham Forest Trades Council.

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Air pollution too high and 100s of London schools......

Hundreds of London schools have toxic levels of air pollution with those in deprived areas worst affected, new figures show.  Click here to read more

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A ‘Saver Loan’ of £1,000 repaid in 12 monthly installments – TOTAL interest just £67 Continue reading

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UNISON Croyde Bay Resort......

Summer Chalets £44.30 doubles and £66.30 family rooms – ALL SUMMER! Continue reading

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End the deadly asbestos gamble – Protect children and staff by removing asbestos from our schools......

On Sunday 26 June yet another teacher tragically died of the asbestos cancer mesothelioma. Sue Stephens was a primary school teacher in Buckinghamshire for almost 30 years. Her daughter, Lucie Stephens, is calling for the removal of asbestos from schools to be her legacy.

On Action Mesothelioma Day 2016 (last Friday), the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) called upon the Government to prioritise the removal of asbestos from all schools and colleges.

The continuing presence of asbestos in our schools is a scandal, especially as all of it is now old, and much of it deteriorating.

Around 86 per cent of schools contain asbestos and deaths from mesothelioma are increasing. In 2013, 17 teachers died of mesothelioma. The total number of support staff deaths is not known. Continue reading

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