Monthly Archives: July 2020

LESE Pensioners Network discuss – Isolation and Loneliness......

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Last chance to protect the NHS from trade deals......

Boris Johnson has betrayed the British people. He promised to “take back control” and “keep the NHS off the table”, but over 300 of his MPs have voted against parliamentary scrutiny and NHS protection in the Trade Bill debate.

We have one last chance at stopping Donald Trump and his healthcare cronies. We need the House of Lords to step up now and protect our NHS.  Click here to read more and to sign the petition.

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TV Licence Campaign......

Thursday 30 July assembling at 11.15 for demo at 11.30-12.00.

The London Region NPC is organising a static demonstration across the road from Downing Street, against the decision to stop the ‘over 75’s free TV licence’ on

NPC would ask that anyone attending wears a mask and socially distances on either side of the banner, i.e. towards Parliament in one direction and Trafalgar Square in the other.

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UNISON extends solidarity to women in pensions appeal hearing......

Court of Appeal will decide on lost pensions for women born in the 1950s.  Click here to read more.

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UNISON Equality Survey 2020 – tell us about your experiences during the pandemic......

Equality is one of UNISON’s core values and since 2016 we have run an annual survey asking members about their experiences of equality and discrimination at work.

With so many UNISON members on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic, this year we want to hear from you about your experiences during the crisis. The results will be used to direct our work with government, employers and others in keeping workers safe and fighting for better conditions at work.  Click here to read more.

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Covid Secure check......

The TUC are building a database to show what employers are doing to meet their safety obligations.

They are also asking people to take a short survey about how safe their workplace is. This will help them measure how safe different jobs are during the pandemic, as people go back to work.

Click here to read more.

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UNISONdirect re-opens......

The UNISONdirect office re-opened its doors this week after running an online service from home during lockdown.

Some UNISONdirect staff have returned to the office to start taking essential calls from UNISON members on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis.  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: France’s health workers given pay rises worth €8bn......

The French government has agreed to give pay rises worth €8bn (£7.2bn; $9bn) to health workers, as it hailed their role in fighting coronavirus.

The deal was signed with trade unions on Monday after seven weeks of fraught negotiations.

Health workers have been revered as heroes during the pandemic with regular displays of public appreciation.  Click here to read more.

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Ask the BBC and the Government to save free TV Licences for Over-75s......

We can still save free TV Licences for over 75s

On Saturday 1 August 2020, about 4 million older people will be forced to start paying for their TV Licence.

This is another kick in the teeth for older people during a terrible year when so many have been battling loneliness, bereavement and the fear created by the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading

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Hazards Campaign Thursday Talk: Challenging the unsafe return to work......

This session will challenge the conflicting information about safe and healthy workplaces and provide support for workers and their unions.  Thu, July 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM BST.  Click here for more information.

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