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Solidarity Social For colleges on strike and traffic wardens

Further Education colleges have started a second phase of strikes with 2 more days of action over pay and a further 3 in March. Traffic wardens are now on their third phase of strikes with 14 days of action to secure a decent living wage. In Higher Education seventy thousand workers across 143 Universities are being balloted for a strike over pay.

Mass Together against Trump Protest



London protest details

Donald Trump is coming to Britain on Friday 13 July. Actions will be happening across the country as part of the Carnival of Resistance.

In London there’s a mass Together against Trump protest.

Provisional plans:

14:00 Assemble outside the BBC building in Portland Place

March to Trafalgar Square

17:00 – 19:00 Rally in Trafalgar Square

Coming together to celebrate our NHS

From the very outset, our movement had a dream – healthcare for all, at no cost, available to everyone. Seventy years ago that dream became a reality, with the establishment of the National Health Service.

Fathered by Nye Bevan, but built and maintained by the hands of millions health workers, the NHS – not the buildings, but the people – is the crowning achievement of the labour movement, a clear example of socialism in action and the envy of the world.

Next week, our NHS reaches its latest major milestone – 70 years. Generations have been born and cared for in it. All of us, wherever we live or work, have had our lives touched by it.

This weekend, we come together to celebrate it.

On Saturday, UNISON will march through the streets of London in to celebrate and defend the National Health Service. We will stand alongside those who rely on it, cherish it and campaign for it to demand the end of privatisation and cutbacks in our health service – and show our thanks for the UNISON members who make the NHS so special.

I’m proud that our union, so intertwined with this incredible institution, has been the biggest contributor to getting this march organised. On Saturday, our union will march – purple and green banners and flags flying high – as we stand up for our National Health Service.

A new deal for working people – TUC march and rally

All workers deserve a great job so everyone has a chance to progress and get on in life.

But far too many of us are stuck in zero hours, low paid or dead-end jobs. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Join the TUC’s national march and rally on 12 May. We’re joining with our unions and thousands of supporters to call for more and better jobs, and a more equal, more prosperous country.

We want you to join us too. Will you come?

LSBU UNISON Annual General Meeting 2018

Come and meet your representatives and find out what your union has been doing for you over the past twelve months and the plans for the next year.

As Brexit looms closer and austerity continues (for some) the government is trying to shackle the unions at a time when they are needed most of all so come and have your say.

More details, incuding ballot forms can be found on our website


Lunch provided

Please register so that we know how many to cater for https://unison-agm.eventbrite.co.uk

Stand Up To Racism National Demonstration

National demonstration: March Against Racism March 18 2017, UN Anti-Racism Day London, Glasgow and Cardiff

Supported by the  index

Stand Up To Trump, Refugees and Migrants Welcome – Stand Up To Islamophobia & Anti-Semitism, EU Workers – Here To Stay, Black Lives Matters. 

Amid a vitriolic atmosphere of anti-migrant hysteria following the EU referendum, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will trigger article 50 by the end of March 2017 in order to “have the freedom to choose the way we control immigration.”

In a situation where migrants, Muslim women and anyone considered to be ‘foreign’ are being attacked on a daily basis and refugees are being abandoned by Britain and Europe to destitution, drowning and exploitation, there has never been a more important time in recent history to stand up to racism.

On March 18th, let’s to make the Stand Up To Racism demonstration for UN Anti-Racism Day the biggest yet, to show that Theresa May does not speak for us when she blames migrants and refugees for the problems cause by austerity and the financial crisis, and that we are united against racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism

Over the past 4 years, Stand Up to Racism has organised protests in defence of migrants and refugees. At our recent conference, 1,500 participants – including Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott, Lord Alf Dubs and others – launched a mass anti racist movement. Join us in London in March 2017 to stand up to racism together.

Organised by Stand Up to Racism – More details tbc

LSBU students – Stand Up to Racism!


This Saturday 18 March             #MarchAgainstRacism











#NoMuslimBan #StandUpToTrump #TheresaTheAppeaser#EUMigrantsHereToStay #RefugeesWelcome #BlackLivesMatter#NoToIslamophobia #NoToAntiSemitism #DefendFreeMovement#MigrantsWelcome #BridgesNotWalls #LoveMusicHateRacism

Join LSBU students going to the…..

  • National Demonstration on UN Anti-Racism Day Supported by the TUC, Unison, UNITE, NUT, CWU, UCU, ASLEF, PCS, FBU, BFAWU, MEND, Love Music Hate Racism, UAF, Woodcraft Folk, Love Music Hate Racism

 Getting there – meeting up at….

Elephant & Castle 11am outside Bakerloo Tube entrance

Brixton 11am outside the Tube station

Other groups meeting-up in Hackney, Islington, Waltham Forest, Islington, Lewisham, West London, look here for your nearest contact point.

Main Assembly Point – 12noon at Portland Place.W1A. Nearest tube is Oxford Circus .Look for the student bloc  Everyone will then march to Parliament Square for a rally at 2pm. Route map here.

Some of the groups who will march together:

Student SUTR has a student bloc on the day (see facebook event here).There are also blocs for Housing, LGBT+, Refugees Welcome. , Health workers LoveMusicHateRacism, environmentalists and many more.

Save the NHS. Take to the streets on March 4th

We must fight to save our NHS from destruction. The threat is real. It is happening now. Hospitals, GPs, mental health, ambulance and community services are on their knees.

Private companies are gaining an ever greater foothold within the NHS. Years of pay restraint has seen the value of NHS staff salaries reduce by 14% since 2010. The government’s Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) are a smokescreen for a massive programme of hospital and community service closures, and are its latest instrument for privatisation.

The NHS is one of our greatest achievements. We cannot allow it to be undermined and ultimately destroyed.

Our NHS, fight for it

Our NHS needs you to fight for it. We must march together, sending a clear message to the government – “the NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it.”

Save our Services day of action

Parliamentary drop-in session on Wednesday 16 November to raise awareness of the devastating impact of cuts to older people’s social care services.

The session forms part of UNISON’s Save Our Local Services (SOS) campaign.

It will be a chance for you to find out more about the impact of the government’s unfair cuts to local government funding on the care of the elderly as well as care workers.

There will also be the opportunity to have your photo taken in support of the campaign day and sign a pledge board that will read:

I call on the government to increase funding to older people’s social care services.”

 As you will know, social care services that support older people (aged over 65) – mainly homecare, residential care and, day care services – are vital for them to live independent and happier lives at home and in their communities.

Age UK has estimated that £1.95bn has been lost from social care budgets over the past 10 years due to central government cuts.

It is clear that these cuts are having a detrimental impact on older people’s services.

As part of research UNISON is currently compiling, we carried out a survey of social care workers on their experience of the impact of budget cuts over the past six years. 64% of the 1,075 respondents said that they had found there was a higher number of patients with more intensive care needs.

At the same time, 65% of the responders said there fewer staff and 63% of the respondents said that they had less time to spend with patients.

So as demand for services has increased, there are fewer staff, spending less time with patients.

So please to take part in the day of action on 16 November and show your support for this vital campaign – for better care for older people and an end to the downward spiral in pay and terms and conditions for those working in this sector.

We would be delighted if you would be able to attend.

Please RSVP to Chris Russell at Connect Communications on c.russell@connectpa.co.uk or 020  592 9592.