We Are Waltham Forest Against EDL Public Meeting 12 June 2012......

There will be a public meeting organised by We are Waltham Forest against English Defence League on 12 June 2012.  This will be held at 7.30pm at Harmony Hall, Truro Road, Walthamstow E17 7BY.  Please come and show your support to stop the Racist and Nazi EDL from marching in Waltham Forest and celebrate our multi-cultural community. Continue reading

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School Uniform Grant 2012......

UNISON Welfare has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income, with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of up to £120 (this is the maximum grant available where there is more than one school age child).  Continue reading

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National Demonstration 20 October 2012......

Please make a note of this in your diaries and encourage all your work colleagues to do the same. This demonstration needs to be massive if we are to impress on the media and the politicians just how important the public sector and its workers are. Continue reading

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Staying Active in UNISON May 2012 Newsletter......

Greater London Region Retired Members’ Newsletter

Staying Active in UNISON May 2012 Newsletter

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Town Hall Car Park Changes......

UNISON is opposed to the imposition of the new car parking charge, especially in the light of the recent removal of essential car user allowance and the imposition of a personal car use requirement in the contract of employment. If any members wish to challenge that new contractual term by requesting its removal because of this charge then please let us know. Continue reading

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Olympics and Annual Leave......

Some members have told us that they have been told that annual leave for staff in Waltham Forest has been banned in their workplace. UNISON reps have taken up the issue with Continue reading

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Still Fighting for Equal Pay – Cosmopolitan Joins the Campaign......

Our branch has long campaigned for Equal Pay and we have had some success in Waltham Forest Council.  However, the current government has scrapped the proposal to implement equal pay audits and publish the results for all companies employing 250 or more staff.  This was originally part of the Equality Act 2010 and could have helped to close the gender pay gap.   Continue reading

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Council Decide Staff Have to Pay to Park at the Town Hall......

The Council have issued a decree that from 1st June all staff permits that were issued in January for a year will be null and void as they now want staff to pay £10 a year to park at the Town Hall. This will only be offered to staff actually employed at the Town Hall, all other staff who have business at the Town Hall will have to pay the pay and display price or park elsewhere. Continue reading

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Members stay in contact......

We now have an email facility on our database. If you are not receiving emails from us and have an email address please update your details via our website, the national website or contact a member of the admin team by phone on 0208 496 4703. Continue reading

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Workers’ Memorial Day 2012......

This year, as Workers’ Memorial Day was on a Saturday, a ceremony was held on Friday 27th April, at the Town Hall complex. Continue reading

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