Category Archives: Campaigns
UNISON believes public services should be run for people, not for profit. Click here to read more.
“Heart Unions” week takes place between 12-16 February. As part of this, Waltham Forest Trades Union Council is organising campaign stalls to support the Bakers’ Union in it efforts to secure union recognition rights for people who work for McDonalds. There will be a campaign stall at Walthamstow McDonalds in Hoe Street and Leytonstone High Road from 11.30-2.30pm.
Government move a ‘cruel blow’ to carers denied the minimum wage for sleep-ins. Click here to read more.
Waltham Forest Council’s ‘living wage employer’ claim called into question over care home staff pay......
A council has been accused of unjustly calling itself a London Living Wage employer amid claims a contractor is pulling a care service over staff pay concerns Click here to read more.
Show support for a long running dispute for PCS who are campaigning to reinstate sacked members.
Show solidarity for those on strike this week at the EHRC, Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8JX. The picket line will be there each day from 8.00 am. Click here to read more.
Campaign Planning Meeting Thursday 4 May, 6pm at Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, E2 6HG. Click here to read more.
Give libraries some love......
Please make sure you complete the new Council consultation questionnaire here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/28DGH37
The Council has put forward proposals to re-locate 3 libraries – Higham Hill, Wood Street and Hale End (Highams Park). This may mean further cuts to jobs, opening times and resources. Many of these buildings are in specialist buildings and have recently been refurbished but because they are in prime locations, they are seen as assets for the redevelopers to move in. The people of Waltham Forest have invested in and loved these buildings over the years and it is your time to support and develop these facilities which are accessible to the whole community.
The council has published a consultation document but the deadline ends on 31.1.17 (Pick up the leaflet from your library or go online at https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/consultation-our-proposals-library-locals)
So make sure that you have your say and in the words of the Higham Hill campaign – Don’t move it – Improve it!
Attendance Allowance is a lifeline that helps more than a million older disabled people remain independent at home. But Government plans to give Attendance Allowance to councils could threaten the future of this vital support for older disabled people. Continue reading