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In memoriam, Cllr Chris Robbins CBE 1945 – 2021......

LBWF are devastated to announce the unexpected passing of our dear friend and colleague Cllr Chris Robbins CBE, the Mayor of Waltham Forest, on Monday 5 April 2021. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

Chris served the Waltham Forest community since 2002 with dignity, grace, and compassion in his various roles as ward councillor, cabinet member, Leader of the Council 2009 to 2017, and Mayor and was recognised for his service to the community in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2017 with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).  Click here to read more.

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Workers’ Memorial Day 28 April 2021......

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Settled Status scheme deadline – 30 June 2021......

Changes in the law mean that EU citizens (this includes EEA and Swiss citizens) living and working in the UK need to make sure they have applied for Settled Status before 30 June 2021. Millions have already applied and secured their status, however UNISON is concerned that some may still miss the deadline.

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Campaign to save Pastures Youth Centre......

Follow the link to find out more about a community-based campaign to protect the Pastures Youth and Sports Centre, Good Shepherd Building, and their grounds in Leytonstone, east London, from redevelopment by Waltham Forest Council https://saveourpastures.org/ which the branch is supporting.

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1pm Saturday 3 April, socially distanced protest......

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Shrewsbury Pickets, Political Policing and the State......

online event, click here to read more and register.

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Shrewsbury 24: Court of Appeal clears picketers’ convictions......

The Court of Appeal has overturned the convictions of 14 men sentenced for their involvement in pickets in 1972.  Click here to read more.

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Court of Appeal to hand down Shrewsbury 24 judgement on Tuesday......

The decision is expected to be announced at 10.30am. The Shrewsbury 24 Campaign is seeking to overturn the prosecution of building workers who were charged with conspiracy to intimidate, unlawful assembly and affray following the first ever national building workers’ strike in 1972.  Click here to read more.

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UN Anti-Racism Day – National Day of Action......

March 20 2021 is UN Anti-Racism Day. This event will be marked with an online national rally with speakers representing the broad alliance of communities and organisations that make up the anti-racist movement.  Click here to read more.

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WorldAgainstRacism – a meeting open to all Unison Members......

6 pm to 7 pm , Thursday 18th March

Speakers:

  • Roger McKenzie, Assistant General Secretary, Unison
  • Glen Williams, National Chair, Local Government Service Group Executive
  • Liz Wheatley, Branch Secretary, Camden Unison

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