Category Archives: Miscellaneous

UNISON condemns the soaring need for food banks in the UK as a ‘national disgrace’......

The Trussell Trust distributed a record 1.6 million emergency food parcels in the past year, amid renewed calls for government to end the five-week wait for Universal Credit.  Click here to read more.

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More than 300 protest for local climate emergency......

More than 300 people protested outside Waltham Forest town hall last night, calling for the declaration of a climate emergency.  Click here to read more.

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Working for Unison the Trade Union......

To register please send your full name, contact details and where you saw this advert to unisonlondonevents@unison.co.uk by 12 noon Thursday 9th May.

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Council to blacklist firms that exploit workers or ban them from joining unions......

Conwy council is making moves to ensure firms who that don’t pay the minimum wage or won’t let workers join unions won’t get its contracts.  Click here to read more.

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Number of children in absolute poverty across UK hits 3.7 million after increases of 200,000 in a year......

Campaigners say ‘avoidable’ rise in absolute child poverty is result of cuts to benefits and tax credits.  Click here to read more.

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Revealed: Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws......

Social network targeted legislators around the world, promising or threatening to withhold investment.  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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Petition: GLL swimming teachers have had a rise of just 96 pence in a decade......

Click here and sign if you think this is wrong.

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Man wins fit-for-work appeal seven months after his death......

Jeff Hayward spent last 18 months of his life fighting decision that he was fit to work.  Click here to read more.

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Universal credit: DWP ‘bans jobcentres from referring people to food banks’......

Benefit claimants ‘slipping through the net’ after claim government is ordering local jobcentres to stop referring them to food banks in a ‘ploy to hide those needing help’.  Click here to read more.

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