Elis laundry on Acre Lane clean sheets and gowns for the NHS. They perform a vital service for Public health and yet they are not being flexible with the health needs of their workforce during the Corona Virus Pandemic. Continue reading
Together Against Trump – 13th July
Fed up with racism, nationalism, inequality and war mongering? Trump is an inspiration to all the vicious far right movements and politicians across Europe and beyond. While decent people weep at children in cages seperated from their parents, people like Trump encourage the politics of fear and hate.
Trump is visiting the UK on 13th July.
Let’s mobilise and organise across Lambeth and Wandsworth boroughs and build for the big protest!
Build bridges not walls!
Actions coming up
Monday 9 July, 5pm, protest/banner unfurling outside US Embassy, 33 Nine Elms Lane SW11 7US – Organised by Wandsworth Momentum and Labour Party members
Thursday 12 July, 5.30pm, additional Together Against Trump protest, outside Downing Street – look out for the Wandsworth Momentum banner https://www.facebook.com/events/841619629360668/
Friday 13 July, Together Against Trump protest, 2.00pm outside BBC, Portland Place W1A 1AA and 5.00pm in Trafalgar Square
2.00pm: Wandsworth Momentum meeting point in Argyll Street (pedestrianised), exit 8 of Oxford Circus tube (Contact: 07969 385 494) https://www.facebook.com/events/176581893155207/
Lambeth air pollution dangerously high
Kate Ruhle, Lambeth UNISON environmental officer, reports on the alarming news about air pollution levels in the borough
Lambeth Council on local libraries: Frequently asked questions and non-answers
For the last three months, Lambeth UNISON has submitted a series of questions concerning impact of Culture2020 and the closure of several of our libraries to be converted into “Healthy Living Centres”. Senior council officials have delayed responses and refused to treat our question seriously – they wouldn’t even give us a reply in an official meeting but told us to “Look on the website” for their response.
Below are the most relevant questions, their answers and our response. Continue reading
If you want to save local libraries – join Labour
A lot of people are unhappy with the Labour councillors in Lambeth – all the more reason to join Labour and fight for a change of policy. Continue reading
Reply to Jane Edbrooke – yes, trade unions should be political!
Ruth Cashman, striking library worker and joint Branch Secretary, replies to Cabinet member Jane Edbrooke who accuses Lambeth UNISON of being ” engaged in a political campaign alongside libraries groups” Continue reading
Don’t Steal Our Libraries – protest on 5 March
On the 1st April Lambeth Council plans to padlock the doors of five of our libraries. We love Lambeth libraries – which in the last 12 months have become one of the most improved libraries in the country. This is testimony to the hard work of the library staff, many working knowing that the council’s axe is hanging over their jobs and workplaces.
There is an alternative proposal in front of the council that will save jobs and keep all the libraries open. The council aren’t listening to what the people of Lambeth want.
This protest is a really important as we open up a month of action against their plans. Please come along to Windrush square in Brixton on 5 March at 10.30am – bring home made banners, whistles, your favourite books and friends. The Facebook event is online here.
February issue of Lambeth Unison newsletter
Please click on the following link to download the latest newsletter from our branch
- Support the library strike on 8 February
- AGM decisions
- Latest on Children’s Social Care & Multi-Agency Team restructuring
- Why we oppose Trident renewal
- Cryptic crossword!