Vote YES in the National Ballot......

Ballot papers are now arriving at your home addresses. Please remember to vote immediately and make sure that you send your vote back in the envelope provided. Continue reading

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Emergency meetings for members directly affected by Terms and Conditions......

William Morris Community Centre, 8 Greenleaf Road, E17 6QQ, Friday 21st October 2pm-5pm Continue reading

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Terms and Conditions 14 October 2011......

As you are aware, the new contract states that there would be an incremental pay freeze until 2015.  This date is wrong. It should read 2014. Continue reading

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Single Status Signing Sessions Restart......

The Council have started to run signing sessions for members who have Single Status Equal Pay compensation offers. Some members have outstanding Equal Pay claims already lodged. If you are one of those people we recommend that you contact the Single Status team and tell them that you cannot sign up as yet as you need to take advice from your union. Please also get in touch with us so we can alert the solicitor. Continue reading

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Response to FAQ’s from management re Terms and Conditions......

Members have been calling us about the latest FAQ’s from management. In a deliberate exercise in confusing our members to create anxiety our bullying management have left members confused as to the situation regarding their employment status. Continue reading

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UNISON Pensions Dispute – we are not alone – TUC Day of Action 30 November 2011......

I attach a presentation which is a quick, easy to follow run through of why we are in dispute over pensions and why we must vote yes in the ballot and take strike action on 30th November 2011. Continue reading

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Terms and Conditions – email to Councillors......

The following email has been sent to Councillors today.  Please help us to keep the pressure up by not signing up to the new contract. Continue reading

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NO Sign Up Campaign is Underway......

UNISON is asking all members working for Waltham Forest Council not to sign up to the new “rotten” contract that the Council are offering. Members have received the voluntary variation letters which asks for their unconditional acceptance of the Council’s revised terms and conditions. These new terms and conditions are particularly unfair for our lower paid members working in residential care, libraries, WFD and Environment Services.  One member has talked to UNISON saying that if the Council carry out their
threatened cuts she will lose her home as she ll not be able to meet the mortgage payments. She is set to lose around £3,000 a year. This will be happening to her while the Council have just employed two further interim managers (both likely to be earning six figure annual sums) and are transferring their Chief Officers on to new scales that will increase their salaries in the future by up to £20,000 a year. As one of our members said at a recent meeting, “it is immoral”. Continue reading

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Q & A From the Branch Meeting held 29 September......

Here are some of the questions and answers we discussed at the meeting held on 29 September. Continue reading

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Over 100 Say No to Council’s New Terms and Conditions at Branch Meeting......

Over a hundred members crammed into the Council Chamber to discuss the latest developments in the UNISON/GMB/UNITE Campaign to stop these proposals. Continue reading

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