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Event - training for supervisors, what are employers’ requirements

The Vulnerable Workers Project, in conjunction with ACAS, the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) and the Department of Business and Regulatory Reform (BERR), has organised a lunchtime event that will give employers the opportunity to shape the content of training on employment relations for supervisors.  The event will be held on Monday, 3rd December, […]

Free training offered for volunteer placement scheme

The Vulnerable Workers Project is offering an opportunity to train as support volunteers to assist in delivering training to groups of workers and prospective workers. The offer is open to volunteers and clients with community organisations, union members and the general public in Tower Hamlets and surrounding London boroughs. We are particularly interested in developing support volunteers who […]

Local MP gives strong support for Polish initiative

Andy Slaughter, MP for Ealing, Acton & Shepherds Bush gave his strong support for the joint VWP/GMB employment rights awareness afternoon for Polish workers. Andy said:
‘this is a very good initiative. The Government has introduced a number of pieces of employment legislation to provide social justice in the workplace. A decent society is one that […]

Awareness raising and advice for Polish workers

A meeting jointly organised by the VWP and the trade union, GMB, to raise awareness in the Polish community of their employment rights heard that  issues that they were commonly facing included:
- workers not being paid for all the hours that they worked;
- employers making unauthorised deductions from wages including saying that workers had to pay insurance and retention money;
- […]

Project Launch

The Vulnerable Workers Project held a launch on 6th November to mark the establishment of its outreach services. The project has secured a licensing arrangement with Tower Hamlets Law Centre and will use this as a base for running employment rights advice and awareness raising sessions in the Law Centre and surrounding areas.   Around 35 people attended to […]

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