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CWU Eastern No5 Branch


1. A pensions solution for all

2. A shorter working week from 39 hours to 35 for a full-time job

3. An extension to the legally binding agreements

4. A Re-design Pipeline

Terry Pullinger opened the meeting expressing his pleasure at the large turnout.

Terry also spoke of Dave Ward’s current I’ll health and recorded best wishes form this meeting

It’s still early days in terms of current talks. It was asked that those presents don’t come out of the briefing despondent. The attitude of management in the negotiations has been quite short of imagination.

It is of great concern that management nationally have been moving away from the legally binding agreement. This has been reported back to the department via divisional reps

The CWU is being proactive in taking issues to the employer.

The company have almost admitted defeat on growth. They don’t believe they can grow the current…

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Pride's Purge

The tabloid press (I include the Times in that description) lied about the story of the little girl put into care with a Muslim family.

Here are 10 of their worst lies – along with the real facts of the case as we know them:

1) According to court documents, it was the police not the local authority (as stated by the tabloids) who put the child into foster care:

2) According to court documents, the foster family criticised by the tabloids was a temporary placement.

3) According to court documents, the child is from Muslim heritage and was only put into temporary foster care until her Muslim grandmother is cleared by the courts to look after her.

4) The temporary foster mother did not wear a veil as stated by the tabloids. She wears a hijab:

The veil in the photographs published by the Mail and…

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Pride's Purge

Oh dear.

The Tories have launched a new organisation called ‘Activate‘ in a vain attempt to capture the youth vote.

The organisation is supposed to be run by and for young people.

But if that’s true, why does the Activate website keep referring to young people as ‘them’ and ‘their’:

Could it be because Activate is actually being run by a bunch of old farts from Central Office?

Or is it because the organisation’s Chair is middle-aged Tory councillor Gary Markwell – who is also Tory MP Nick Herbert’s campaign manager, someone not particularly known for his youth-orientated views?

And why – within hours of the launch – did the Tories delete the page from the new Activate website which showed the names and faces of its leadership?

Mind you, to be fair, I wouldn’t want everyone to know I was involved in such an embarrassing project…

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Ane these are the people who share the current UK government with the Tories.

 

Why are we going backwards?