Category Archives: Miscellaneous

AGM 24th March 12-2pm......

UNISON Waltham Forest’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 24th March 2021, 12pm to 2pm. Members should be receiving an invitation soon. This year it will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom.

Our guest speaker will be Janet Janet McKay-Williams; Our WINDRUSH experience documented for TV! Where are we now! 

Sitting in limbo BBC Drama! This is our life!  Sitting in Limbo – BBC One Windrush scandal drama | cast, air date, what it’s about – Radio Times

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Ricky Tomlinson and trade unionists try to overturn convictions......

Trade unionists attempting to overturn convictions in a 47-year-long campaign have told the Court of Appeal they were victims of an establishment plot.  Click here to read more.

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Outrage after Whipps Cross doctors offered unpaid shifts......

The NHS trust that runs Whipps Cross Hospital has been accused of trying to “blackmail” junior doctors into working for free.  Click here

to read more.

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Shrewsbury pickets’ case in Court of Appeal, 3-4 February 2021......

The pickets appeal will be heard on 3 and 4 February 2021 at the Court of Appeal in the Royal Courts of Justice, London.  Click here to read more.

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Branch office closure Christmas 2020......

UNISON Waltham Forest wish our members and their families a restful and safe break and in particular would like to thank to our members who are working over the Christmas and New Year period.

The UNISON Waltham Forest office will be closed for the Christmas and New Year break from 24th December.  We will re-open on 4th January 2021 with limited staff cover. If you have an urgent query, some limited support will be available from UNISON Direct on 0800 0857 857. 

 

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Calling members who are cleaners, housekeepers and domestics......

UNISON wants to hear from members that provide cleaning services – wherever you work and whether you are employed by an NHS trust, a local council, a school or a private contractor.  Click here to read more.

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Redevelopment of Whipps Cross Hospital......

Visit bartshealth.nhs.uk/future-whipps for information about the proposals and to complete the online survey.

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Free school meals for children & young people......

UNISON Centre has put together this page that shows where children and young people who are entitled to a free school meal can go to get fed this week. Just put in your postcode.

https://helpoutwhenschoolsout.co.uk

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Claps don’t pay the bills, £10 minimum wage now......

In March this year Chancellor Rishi Sunak promised to end low pay, but now there’s rumours that he will freeze the minimum wage. Working people are the backbone of our society and many have put their lives at risk during the pandemic. They deserve a proper pay rise and a real living wage of at least £10 an hour.  Click here to read more and add your name to show your support.

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The ballot to elect UNISON’s general secretary......

UNISON is in the process of electing a successor to Dave Prentis who retires as the union’s general secretary on 31 December 2020.  Click here to read more.

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