Lambeth UNISON are always big fans of supporting other workers in struggle, it is kind of what the labour movement is all about!
Ritzy cinema workers are striking in Brixton to get the living wage – the proper living wage not the fake one that the Tories have brought in – and we want you to support them.
You can download the motion for your trade union branch here ritzy-strike-motion, which also gives you a very handy petition to take round your workplace to raise some money in solidarity with the strikers!
You can donate to their strike fund online here
How You Can Get Involved
In January we will hold the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of our UNISON Branch. This is an important meeting at which we will elect the officers for the coming year and agree our policies.
As we have for the past couple of years we will organise a “rolling” AGM to maximise the opportunities for members to attend, with a main session (for which we will ask the Council for paid time off work) at lunchtime on Thursday 26 January, and two additional sessions in the days beforehand – one at the College and one (aimed particularly at school staff) after work at International House.
Our UNISON Branch has many enthusiastic activists – but we are always looking for more people to get involved and share the work! You can read about the branch officer positions which will be elected at our AGM on the UNISON website
The Branch Committee has agreed a timetable for the AGM and the important dates to note now are;
- Monday 24 October – publication of notice of the AGM to all members;
- Tuesday 6 December (5pm) – deadline for nominations;
- Thursday 26 January 2017 (lunchtime) – AGM at Karibu Centre.
Lambeth UNISON Black Workers’ Group will be meeting in International House, 1pm on 14th October 2016.
If you identify as Black then you are welcome to attend to discuss issues relating to the workplace and anti-racist campaigning.
Lambeth UNISON and Unite Community branch organised an action outside Olive Morris House on 4 July to call for migrant rights and for our communities in Lambeth to stand together.
Lambeth has one of the largest Portuguese communities outside Portugal, and a large Polish community, alongside many other nationalities of people effected by the vote to leave the EU. An organiser from a Polish community organisation came along to thank us for the action and plans are afoot for more events in the near future. Please get in touch to help.
Unity and solidarity in the months and days ahead will be essential.
Organisers also wanted to send a message of support to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a man of principle who is standing up for the rest of us and needs our support.
Photos are online at Brixton Buzz http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2016/07/in-photos-brixton-workers-stage-solidarity-with-migrants-rally-mon-4th-july/
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