Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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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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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

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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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