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International Workers Day Memorial 28 April 2017 11am Stratford E15 

24 Apr 17

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars.


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GE2017: West Hammers in Forest Gate South & Ilford North 

23 Apr 17

After a week in North Wales celebrating my Mum’s 76th, visiting family (and sneaked in a couple of hill walks) I drove back to London yesterday and today started campaigning in the Ilford North marginal then met up with West Ham CLP officers to agree…


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UNISON NEC elections finish this Friday 28 April 2017 so get your finger and pen out then VOTE STRONGERUNISON! 

22 Apr 17

Okay, everyone is busy, busy and Easter is not a great time to hold an election but if you are a UNISON member and you haven’tvoted yet then please get this sorted asap.


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Vote Labour Llafur – Vote Geraint Lloyd-Williams On May 4 

21 Apr 17

Overshadowed by the General election, local elections will be taking place across the country on May 4th.


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Why Twitter & Facebook do little or nothing about racist and bigoted trolls? 

20 Apr 17

Last night I watched a report on the BBC One Show about the abject failure of super rich social media companies Twitter and Facebook to really tackle online trolling by racists and other bigots.


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Stronger Unison – Vote Liz & Dan for Higher Education NEC 

19 Apr 17

Okay, we are embarking on the fight of our lives to get rid of the Tories on June 8th, but the UNISON NEC elections are still ongoing and not due to finish before Friday 28 April (which by coincidence is also Workers Memorial Day.


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General Election 2017. Agent Gray & the Campaign to Win 

18 Apr 17

This morning I was happily enjoying an Easter holiday sunshine walk in the countryside, when the Chair of West Ham Constituency Labour Party rang my mobile.


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UNISON NEC Elections 2017: West Midlands Region candidate recommendations 

17 Apr 17

If you are a UNISON member in our West Midlands region please vote for Carol, Eleanor, Steve and Mary.


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Triggered: Article 50, Brexit & the impact on local communities -Newham Fabians 

17 Apr 17

JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…


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Housing matters: New post on Red Brick 

16 Apr 17

Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Red Brick Ambition to Build by stevehilditch Below is my contribution to the Spring Edition of Fabian Review, Ambition to Build .


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UNISON NEC Elections 2017: East Midlands Region candidate recommendations 

15 Apr 17

If you are a UNISON member in our East Midlands region please vote for Chris and Nicole.


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The Co-op and the Co-operative Party: 100 years of pioneering the future 

15 Apr 17

Dear Friend, Starting from next week, eligible members of the Co-operative Group (‘the Co-op’) will begin receiving their ballots for this year’s AGM, by post or email.


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UNISON NEC Elections 2017: South West Region candidate recommendations 

14 Apr 17

If you are a UNISON member in our South West region please vote for Debi and Mike.


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On the knocker in Plaistow South 25 March 

14 Apr 17

On Saturday 25 March I helped out again, the Plaistow South Labour Party branch on a campaign day with local Councillors and activists.


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15 minute care makeover – if you have elderly relatives or worry about what will happen to you when you get old then watch and weep (then get angry and do something about this) 

13 Apr 17

Please watch, weep, get angry and then do something.


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UNISON NEC Elections 2017: South East Region candidate recommendations 

13 Apr 17

If you are a UNISON member in our South East region please vote for Steve and you can also vote for all the National seats below and for your own Service Group representatives.


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Feeding Fat Cats – Changes to Small Claims Limit 

12 Apr 17

The government wants 95% of people injured at work and elsewhere to be left with no funding for legal help.


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Stronger UNISON – London Local Government slate 

11 Apr 17

If you are a London UNISON member and work in Local Government then please consider voting for above.


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“Newham declines FOI request for LOBO replacement loan rate” 

11 Apr 17

This is really disappointing news.


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UNISON NEC Elections 2017: North West Region candidate recommendations 

10 Apr 17

As well as the excellent regional NEC reps above North West region members can also vote or all the National seats below and for their own Service Group.


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40% Rent Up: Can’t pay – Will stay! One Housing Tenants Action Group 

10 Apr 17

Tonight the Newham Key workers facing 40% rent rises are meeting to plan the next stage of their campaign.


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UNISON NEC Elections 2017: Eastern Region candidate recommendations 

9 Apr 17

As well as the excellent regional NEC reps above Eastern region members can also vote or all the National seats below and for their own Service Group.


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West Ham Labour “Brexit” fundraising dinner with Keir Starmer MP 

9 Apr 17

Picture collage from the fully booked dinner on 30 March where over 120 members turned up to listen to the Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU .


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UNISON NEC Elections 2017: Greater London candidates 

8 Apr 17

It would be great to have a care worker and two nurses representing London alongside Irene on the NEC.


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Far From the Western Front: South Asian Stories of the First World War 

8 Apr 17

After a Labour Party canvass session in Forest Gate last month, Councillor Anam Islam took Councillor John Whitworth and I to this exhibition in theMinhaj-Ul-Quran Cultural centre in Romford Road.


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UNISON NEC Elections 2017: Yorkshire & Humberside 

7 Apr 17

Regional recommendations for Yorkshire Humberside region.


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Councillor report to West Ham Labour Party Ward 6 April 2017 

7 Apr 17

Councillor Report to Ward 6 January to April 2017 WEST HAM WARD LABOUR PARTY tel: 0203 373 2615 or email John.


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UNISON NEC Elections 2017: Wales Vote Angela Roberts & Mark Fisher 

7 Apr 17

Two great candidates…


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Bike From Boleyn 22 April: Win Everton V West Ham tickets 

6 Apr 17

At the West Ham Labour Branch meeting this evening, Boleyn Councillor, Veronica Oakeshott encouraged everyone to participate in this event.


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VOTE Steve JONES for UNISON NEC – West Midlands Male Seat 

5 Apr 17

Another good candidate for UNISON members in our West Midlands region to consider voting for in the NEC Ballot – alongside Eleanor SMITH Female Seat, Carole SEWELL Female Seat and Mary LOCKE Reserved Seat.


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FAIRS, FILMS AND MUSICAL DOGS – LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT IN FOREST GATE ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO 

4 Apr 17

I really regret that I cannot attend this presentation due to meeting clash but look forward to someone posting an account on it.


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“One Housing to raise rents on key worker scheme by 40%” 

4 Apr 17

This story about the rent rises was on the Inside Housing website last week.


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Voting Starts today, Support your #STRONGERUNISON candidates: Regional Seats 

3 Apr 17

Eastern Mark TRASK Male Seat Sarah CROWE Female Seat Jean THOMAS Reserved Seat East Midlands Chris TANSLEY Male Seat Nicole BERRISFORD Female Seat West Midlands Stephen JONES Male Seat Eleanor SMITH Female Seat Carole SEWELL Female Seat Mary LOCKE …


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Voting Starts today, Support your #STRONGERUNISON candidates: National Seats 

3 Apr 17

Community Denise CHARLES Female Seat Black Members Kebba MANNEH Male Seat Elizabeth CAMERON Female Seat Manjula KUMARI Female Seat Young Members Andrew ANDERSON General Seat Disabled Members Angela HAMILTON General Seat Kim SILVER Female Seat …


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London Loop Walk: Section 11 Elstree to Cockfosters 

2 Apr 17

This post is just a little late.


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UNISON National Executive Council Elections 2017 – STRONGER UNISON 

1 Apr 17

From Monday 3rd April onwards some 1.3 million UNISON members up and down the UK will receive ballot papers and election statements sent to their home addresses.


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London UNISON Housing Association Branch AGM 2017: Speaker Tom Copley AM at the UNISON Head Office 

31 Mar 17

Picture collage from our branch AGM which took place last week at the UNISON Centre with keynote speaker, London Assembly Member, Tom Copley.


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Government cuts threaten Newham Free School Meals programme: They cannot afford to pay 60% of the cost 

30 Mar 17

This letter below was sent to many primary school parents today in Newham by the union for Head Teachers.


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“West Ham tenants’ anger over 40 per cent rent hike” 

29 Mar 17

“A group of tenants is up in arms after their landlord announced a 40 per cent rent hike…


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What Brexit could mean… 

29 Mar 17

On what is to me a sad day I couldn’t help smile at this cartoon in the UNISON members InFOCUS magazine.


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UNISON London Community Service Group AGM & Seminar 6 May 17 

28 Mar 17

The seminar is on Housing and all UNISON members are invited.


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How Tory Tribunal fees prevent justice at work. 

27 Mar 17

For those who think they don’t need trade unions to fight for justice at work, I say think again.


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One Housing Group 40% rent rise for key workers update 

26 Mar 17

Last Monday evening I attended a lively public meeting with One Housing Association tenants from across Newham, who are facing a 40% plus increase in their rents.


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Tell The TUC: Survey on Zero hour contracts and Agency working 

25 Mar 17

Are you one of the 1 in 10 people in insecure work – like a zero hours contract or working through an agency? If so, we want to hear from you! Many people now have jobs that give them little or no security.


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Communists, Masons & War: Forest Gate South Labour doorknock 18.3.17 with Lyn Brown MP 

24 Mar 17

Picture collage from last Saturday in Forest Gate South ward,West Ham CLP, London.


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Fancy being a Newham Labour Councillor Candidate? 

23 Mar 17

This should be an interesting introduction for local Party activists but I am worried that ordinary members may attend in the expectation that they will have at least a chance to be selected as a Labour candidate.


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We are Londoners: We are One 

22 Mar 17

I was supposed to have gone to the House of Commons this morning for a pension briefing but had to cancel due to a last minute clash.


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UNISON London Housing Association Branch AGM 2017: Secretary’s Report 

21 Mar 17

Today is the AGM of my branch (12-2pm and 6-8pm at the UNISON Centre, London) and this is my contribution to our annual report.


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Canning Town South Labour doorstep 11 March 2017 

20 Mar 17

This college is from Saturday 11 March when West Ham Labour Party activists came to support the local Party in Canning Town South ward.


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“Union reps are good for workers and employers and we can prove it” 

19 Mar 17

Check out TUC risks and link to Stronger Unions response to the latest nonsense from the Tax evaders alliance.







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