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Workshop on employment Rights for Poles, Slovaks and Lithuanians

The VWP is supporting BERR in running workshops to raise awareness of the National Minimum Wage and rights as agency workers in particular among Polish, Slovak and Lithuanian workers.
the workshop ‘rights at Work - what you need to know’ will be held on Saturday, 6th December from 3.00pm to 5.30pm at St Saviour’s Church, Cobbold Road, […]

A Better Deal for Polish Workers

The VWP has joined forces with the Federation of Poles in Great Britain to run a major event, a Better Deal for Polish Workers, on Saturday, 7th February, 11.00am-5.00pm at the POSK Centre, 238-246 King Street, London W6 0RF.
All trade unions in the Southern & Eastern Region of the TUC, as well as statutory […]

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 […]

ESOL with employment rights resource available free

The VWP has joined forces with the London Region of the Workers’ Education Association (WEA) to give workers the opportunity to learn English and, at the same time, know their rights at work by producing a course that embeds employment rights into ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). 
A different employment rights topic is used as […]

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