Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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NHS treatments to reduce after merger......

Waltham Forest residents may no longer be offered three NHS procedures deemed “a poor use of money” if a merger of local services takes place next year.  Click here to read more.

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Protect Retail Workers from Abuse, Threats and Violence petition......

Enact legislation to protect retail workers. This legislation must create a specific offence of abusing, threatening or assaulting a retail worker. The offence must carry a penalty that acts as a deterrent and makes clear that abuse of retail workers is unacceptable.  Click here to read more.

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Whipps Cross’ trust explains why new hospital will have fewer beds......

A newly released report on the Whipps Cross Hospital rebuild explains why bed numbers could be cut by more than 50 despite a growing population.  Click here to read more.

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LBWF – Staff Flu vaccination programme 2020......

Keep your guard up. Book your free flu jab today.

Influenza (flu) is a virus that affects the respiratory tract.  Vaccination is required annually as the flu strains change over time.

We want to do everything we can to keep our staff safe and well. Having the flu jab protects your and helps keep service users, colleagues, family and friends safe.

Free flu vaccinations are available for staff and with the NHS busier than ever dealing with coronavirus, having the jab can also help reduce demand on the NHS and social care. Continue reading

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Council’s facial recognition trial should concern us all......

AnyVision conducted a trial of its facial recognition technology with Waltham Forest Council last year.  Click here to read more.

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Last chance to protect the NHS from trade deals......

Boris Johnson has betrayed the British people. He promised to “take back control” and “keep the NHS off the table”, but over 300 of his MPs have voted against parliamentary scrutiny and NHS protection in the Trade Bill debate.

We have one last chance at stopping Donald Trump and his healthcare cronies. We need the House of Lords to step up now and protect our NHS.  Click here to read more and to sign the petition.

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UNISONdirect re-opens......

The UNISONdirect office re-opened its doors this week after running an online service from home during lockdown.

Some UNISONdirect staff have returned to the office to start taking essential calls from UNISON members on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis.  Click here to read more.

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