Category Archives: In the Community

We must fight for hospital’s future......

Mary Burnett from Waltham Forest Save Our NHS on the latest discussions around the redevelopment of Whipps Cross

Nearly 100 people recently packed a meeting in Leytonstone to hear about the proposal to rebuild Whipps Cross Hospital.  Click here to read more.

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Hospital staff say patient meals not fit to eat......

More than half of hospital staff in England wouldn’t eat food served to patients because it’s unhealthy and of poor quality, according to a survey by UNISON published today (Wednesday).  Click here to read more.

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Waltham Forest Council’s top earners revealed as Town Hall Rich List is published......

The largest salary packages from Waltham Forest Council employees have been revealed – with more making more than £100,000 than in previous years.  Click here to read more.

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Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion now has a group in Walthamstow......

The next rebellion against the extinction is planned for Monday 15th April, click here to read more.

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Harmony Hall for All......

Users and Community Campaign to Save Harmony Hall, E17 from Closure.
User groups have called an emergency public meeting at 7pm on Thursday 28th February in Harmony Hall Truro Road, E17 7BY open to all user groups, the wider community, friends and neighbours.  Click here to read more.

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Fighting for your rights......

Dave Knight on a campaign group’s efforts to support vulnerable people.

Waltham Forest Stand Up For Your Rights protesting outside Leytonstone Jobcentre Plus.  Waltham Forest Stand Up For Your Rights is a local organisation that supports benefits claimants and campaigns on the problems they face. Click here to read more.

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Be on the lookout for the signs of modern slavery, local authorities urge the public......

LOCAL authorities are turning to the public in their efforts to tackle the rise in modern slavery.  Click here to read more.

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Statement on Hale End Library......

Last July, the council took proposals to Cabinet setting out its vision and people’s aspirations for libraries and the potential for community involvement in the future. Following feedback from the local community and users of Hale End library it was agreed last year that plans to move Hale End library would not be considered in the consultation, which began in September 2016 and ran to January 2017.  Click here to read more and if you would like to let us know your thoughts email admin@unisonwalthamforest.org.uk

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The General Election and Voter Registration 2017......

To vote in the General Election on 8 June 2017 you must be on the Electoral Register by 22 May 2017
 
You don’t need to register again if you’ve already registered, but you might wish to check that you are on the Register. To do this your need to contact your local Electoral Registration Office. You can find contact details for it using the ‘postcode search facility’ on the front page of the Your Vote Matters website https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/

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Give men and women the option to retire at 60......

People who reach age 60 and are unemployed have very little chance of finding employment. Technology alone will account for too many redundancies. Youth unemployment is at an all time high and in many cases earlier retirement will free up jobs for them. Many of the younger generation need to be given a chance to work and raising the retirement age is only making things worse for them.  Click here to read more and sign the petition.

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