Daily Archives: 14/04/2020

Workers’ Memorial Day Tuesday 28 April 2020......

This year I would like you all to remember our former Branch Secretary Dave Knight, this was very dear to his heart and we would therefore like to have some candles lit in memory of all his hard work

 

 

 

 

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die of mystery ailments, or in tragic “accidents”. They die due to work related injury and diseases. Continue reading

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Coronavirus: ‘Deadly resurgence’ if curbs lifted too early, WHO warns......

Lifting coronavirus lockdown measures too early could spark a “deadly resurgence” in infections, the World Health Organization chief has warned.  Click here to read more.

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Shut the Sites call for non-essential construction to be closed down......

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3,000 fire and rescue personnel in coronavirus isolation as services pay the price for testing fiasco......

Fire and rescue personnel urgently need coronavirus testing, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has warned, as services lose up to 12% of their firefighters and control staff to self-isolation.

Nearly 3,000 fire and rescue staff are in self-isolation and unable to work, representing 5.1% of the UK’s overall fire and rescue workforce. Just under 2,600 of them are operational firefighters and control staff, making up 5.3% of the total.  Click here to read more.

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Why we must stop this incinerator......

Extinction Rebellion (XR) has written to more than 400 North London councillors, including all councillors in Waltham Forest, calling for them to pause work on building a new incinerator at Edmonton until after an independent review is completed.  Click here to read more.

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‘Hand-to-mouth’ supply of protective gowns as NHS staff face lack of equipment amid virus crisis......

Medical staff are facing a shortage of gowns as they tackle coronavirus with the supply described as “hand-to-mouth”, according to the chief executive of NHS Providers.  Click here to read more.

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Petition To Bart’s Health Trust......

Waltham Forest Trades Council aims to raise a campaign to help get adequate PPE for all staff at Whipps Cross. There are lots of petitions going around – but this is different.

They point out that the money is there to finance PPE. They say cancel the PFI debt and use the money to buy PPE, and to encourage local industries to switch to producing PPE items.

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