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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?
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
Please register so that we know how many to cater for https://unison-agm.eventbrite.co.uk
You are invited to come along for a buffet lunch and meet your UNISON team.
John Page from Hope Not Hate will be speaking andthere will be an opportunity to put questions to John and the Branch Executivbe
The HOPE not hate campaign was founded in 2004 to provide a positive antidote to the politics of hate.
HOPE not hate was established to offer a more positive and engaged way of doing anti-fascism. Prioritising working in communities to town centre demonstrations; they engaged and spoke to local people and offered an alternative to other organisations that were tapping into a wider mood of alienation and hardship and it was important to address issues of concern to voters.
Since it was founded in 2004, HOPE not hate has become one of the largest and most successful political action groups in the country.
UNISON’s young members’ weekend brings together more than 100 young members from across the UK to find out more about the union and, more importantly, how they can play a part in the union’s recruitment, organising and campaigning work.
It will take place against a background of a Conservative government hell-bent on demolishing public services, and continuing with failed policies for young people. One focus of the weekend will be a practical campaigning activity, including approaching members of the public to get our case across.
It’s a great chance to meet, work, and socialise with other young members and learn some key skills.
Members wishing to attend must be under 27 years of age on 14 May, and should contact their branch secretary about the opportunity.
Alternatively, they can get in touch with their regional young members contact (see here for details), or by emailing their full name, branch name, and membership number to email@example.com .
Weekend costs – including accommodation, meals, travel, childcare and other appropriately incurred expenses – will be met by UNISON.
Please note that numbers are limited, and registering an interest does not guarantee you a place at the event.
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
- LSBU will be sending a contingent. Meet up at 11 am outside the Bakerloo Tube entrance on London Road. Student SUTR has called for a student bloc on the day (see facebook event here).There are also blocs for Housing, LGBT+, Refugees Welcome. , Health workers , LoveMusicHateRacism, various trade unions, and more.Join the facebook event and invite your friends
- ***PLEASE SHARE this fantastic video from last week’s #OurNHS demo on why thousands will be marching against racism & Trump this Saturday.
– Also see message and photos from Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and many others calling on you to support the demonstration.
– Why we are marching en español!
- GET PUBLICITY MATERIALS to print here
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.
Some of the groups who will march together:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 592 9592.