GLL will be staffing Carnegie Library in a clear breach of policy. UNISON is advising our members not to work there until the issue is resolved
Month: January 2018
Booklet from our 2018 AGM
Our new branch officers
Our new branch officers elected at our 2018 AGM
NHS IN CRISIS: FUND IT NOW! – JOIN US SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2018
Health Campaigns Together & The People’s Assembly have called for a Day of Protest on Saturday 3 February in response to the worsening Winter Crisis
National Black Members Conference 2018 – report
Three members of Lambeth UNISON attended the National Black Members Conference 2018 in Liverpool weekend of 19th January 2018 to 21st January 2018.
This is their report
Public Meeting: Trading with Trump, a Brexit nightmare?
Public meeting on Trump, Brexit and trade – MONDAY 22 JANUARY, 7PM
Brixton Community Base, Talma Road, Brixton SW2 1ASHelen Hayes MP for Dulwich and West Norwood
Amelia Womack Deputy leader of the Green Party
Nick Dearden Director of Global Justice Now
Ruth Cashman, Branch Secretary of Lambeth UNISON
Fancy chowing down on some chlorinated chicken? Or private US healthcare companies taking chunks out of the NHS?
Labour’s conference policy is to scrap the anti-union laws
Lambeth UNISON welcomed the policy passed at the 2017 Labour Party conference to scrap the anti-union laws from the 1980s up to the recent Trade Union Act and to introduced a bill of workers’ rights instead.
Below is the text of the motion Continue reading
Emergency motion to the Lambeth UNISON AGM – Picturehouse strikes
Support the Picturehouse Strikes!
Picturehouse workers are going to take strike action for over two weeks at the end of January. This is part of their campaign for the Living Wage, and also to get four colleagues re-instated who were sacked by Picturehouse for campaigning for the Living Wage. All four were trade union reps. Cineworld, who owns Picturehouse, made over £90 million profit last year, pays their Chief Executive £2.5 million a year and their directors over £1 million a year. Yet they continue to pay their workers poverty wages, and employ them with bad terms and conditions.
Picturehouse has responded to the strike by saying they will lock workers out of the Ritzy, even on days where there aren’t any strikes, to try and break the strike by denying them any wages at all. Previously they wrote to all the workers to say they would sack any workers taking strike action.
Lambeth UNISON has been a key organisation in supporting the Community Pickets outside the Ritzy cinema over the past nine months. This motion asks the AGM to support the workers in their two week strike and the strike fund that needs to raise £20,000 so workers on poverty wages can continue their strike.
The AGM resolves to:
- Contribute £750 to the strike fund.
- Continue Lambeth UNISON’s support of the Community Pickets.
- Support demonstrations and pickets by the Picturehouse workers during the two week strike.
- Support direct action taken by the community campaign to assist the striking workers.
Motions for 2018 AGM
We have three motions submitted for our AGM, one on amending national rules and two on political issues. Continue reading