Category Archives: Health & Safety

Asbestos Scandal Reported in the Mirror – 4 June 2015......

Please click the link below for the article in the Daily Mirror.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/deadly-asbestos-left-town-hall-5820428

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you from the Bhopal Medical Appeal – Workers’ Memorial Day Collection......

To everyone who donated we would like to say ‘thank you’.  Below is an excerpt from an email received: Continue reading

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Town Hall CEO ‘should resign’ over asbestos scandal......

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LB Waltham Forest fined for putting employees’ health at risk......

Photo courtesy of Mick Holder

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The London Borough of Waltham Forest was fined last Friday at Southwark Crown Court following their pleading guilty to two Charges under the Health and safety at Work Act 1974 section 2(1) and section 3(1), namely failure to protect their employees and failure to protect the public with a Continue reading

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Asbestos sentencing for Waltham Forest Council on Friday 29 May......

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is due to appear at Southwark Crown Court this Friday for it’s failure to manage asbestos in the Town Hall basement area that UNISON members have worked in for many years. Our branch will be sending a delegation to Southwark Crown Court to finally see the resolution of this long standing sorry affair. Continue reading

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Asbestos Seminar held on 26 May......

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Thanks to everyone who attended the Asbestos Seminar on Tuesday 26th May in the Town Hall Council Chamber. Continue reading

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Asbestos Seminar – Tuesday 26 May......

  • asbestos1Have you been exposed to asbestos?
  • Do you work in the 80% of buildings that contain asbestos?
  • Are you a cleaner, caretaker, maintainence worker?
  • Do you know what mesothelioma, pleural plaques or asbestosis can do to you?
  • What can you do if you have been exposed to asbestos?

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Lunchtime Asbestos Seminar – Tuesday 26 May, Waltham Forest Town Hall......

Attached is a flyer for a lunchtime event at the Town Hall on the 26th May.  It would be of interest to all members who have been exposed to asbestos fibres or anyone who may be exposed to them in the future, so just about everyone.  With Waltham Forest local authority being sentenced for failing to manage asbestos within its own Town Hall on the 29th May, it is very timely.

 The sessions are from 12-1pm and 1-2pm in the Town Hall Council Chamber.

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Workers’ Memorial Day......

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UNISON co-hosted the Workers Memorial Day (WMD) event at the Town Hall with Waltham Forest Trades Council on 28th April, the day when trade unionists across the globe remember those killed at work and pledge to fight for the living. Our two local Labour MP’s, John Cryer and Stella Creasy both turned despite having hectic General Election Campaign schedules. They spoke very supportively on the issue of improving health and safety at work and stayed for the entire ceremony, laying a bunch of flowers down from the local Labour Party. Continue reading

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Workers’ Memorial Day hears pledges from local MPs......

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UNISON in Waltham Forest co-hosted this year’s event at Walthamstow Town Hall with Waltham Forest Trades Council to mark International Workers Memorial Day, which is held on 28 April every year.

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