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New date for ESOL & employment rights course

The VWP’s ESOL & Employment Rights course will now run for 10 weeks, 10.00am to 12 noon, from Saturday, 10th January 2009 until Saturday, 14th March 2009.The course will be held at the Workers Education Association offices, 4 Luke Street (near Liverpool Street station). The training gives workers, or those who are looking for work, the opportunity to learn more […]

Next meeting of the Vulnerable Workers Group

The next meeting of the Vulnerable Workers Group will be held on Wednesday, 15th October,4.00pm - 6.00pm at Tower Hamlets Law Centre, 214 Whitechapel Toad E1 1BJ.
The group is aimed at all workers who have contacted the VWP for advice or attended on of our information sessions. People can discuss, collectively, their issues at work […]

Free ESOL course with employment rights

The VWP, together with the Workers Education Association (WEA) is offering workers free training to improve their English language skills and, at the same time, increase their awareness of their rights at work.
The course will run for 10 weeks and is accredited to Entry Level 1. Workers can choose
   Mondays, from 13th October to 15th December, 6.00pm […]

October newsletter with vulnerable workers views on unions

The October edition of the Vulnerable Workers Group Newsletter is now on-line. This month’s edition features a report on a group meeting that was held with vulnerable workers to ask what their perceptions of trade unons are.

Minimum Wage increase

As from 1st October 2008, the rate for the National Minimum Wage is now
             £5.73 an hour               over 21
             £4.77 an hour              18 - 21
             £3.53 an hour               16 - 17.
The accommodation offset, that is, the maximum that the employer can take from your pay before working out whether you are being paid the minimum […]

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