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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Car Parking Permits for the Town Hall......

Did you know?   The Council is proposing to revoke all existing parking permits for the Town Hall site from 1st June and staff will be expected to pay £10 to get a new permit. Continue reading

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Fair Games?......

Workers making Olympic sportswear for London 2012 for top brands and high street names including Adidas and Next are being paid poverty wages, forced to work excessive overtime and threatened with instant dismissal if they complain about working conditions, according to a new report from the Playfair 2012 campaign, Fair Games? Continue reading

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Branch Meeting Tuesday 8 May 2012......

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BRANCH MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY 8 MAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 

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Local Trade Unions Rally for those Killed and Injured at Work......

Trade unionists from UNISON, UNITE, RMT and NUJ gathered in the rain at Walthamstow Town Square under the slogan “Remember The Dead and Fight for the Living” to mark this year’s Workers Memorial Day. They were joined by local Continue reading

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Council Redundancies Approach 300......

The Council recently released their figures in relation to the redundancies that have occurred since the election of the Con Dem Coalition Government. There have been 177 compulsory redundancies and 108 voluntary severances (which are only agreed for employees who face compulsory redundancy). So the Council have let go 285 employees to date. During that same period 51 employees whose jobs were affected by the proposed cuts have left voluntarily. Continue reading

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International Visitor to Speak at Workers’ Memorial Day event......

Sanjay Verma a visitor from Bhopal, India will be one of those present at  the Workers’ Memorial Day event being held at the top of Walthamstow Market at 12.30pm, on Saturday 28 April to remember the dead and to  continue to fight for the living! Continue reading

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