The meaning of Corbyn’s ​election

​Corbyn’s election as Labour leader is a victory for the movement against austerity and privatisation, of which BAPS is part of. This coming Tuesday 22 September, Barnet Left Unity is hosting a meeting to discuss what Corbyn’s victory means for us and the fight for public services. Hope you can make it. There will be food to share after the discussion.

The meaning of Corbyn’s ​election

TUESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER, 6:30-8:30pm
Greek Cypriot Centre
Britannia Road, N12 9RU, North Finchley


‘Jeremy for Labour’ speaker invited
Kate Hudson, National Secretary Left Unity
John Burgess, Barnet Unison Secretary (in a personal capacity)


Barnet alliance for public services agm

d2b450ffc2d640f3c025870b6b260584_400x400Dear fellow campaigners,

This is a very very last minute invitation to you to join our small AGM this coming Wednesday.

We intend to go quickly through the necessary business and then move straight to a discussion about where we are and how we should proceed from here in the changing environment following the mass privatisation that occurred in Barnet already with all its dreaded implications on jobs and local people, and the Tory victory nationally and locally which brought about decreasing democracy locally and further horrendous cuts as demonstrated in Osborn’s budget statement last Wednesday.

Since BAPS is seeing itself as an ‘umbrella organisation’ and have been supporting your various campaigns to the best of our ability, working alongside many of you in varying degrees, we would greatly appreciate your input in this discussion.

We did not advertise our AGM widely this year (only BAPS members were sent invitations) as we wanted the opportunity to have a thorough internal discussion among friends and fellow activists.

I am sorry that it is only now that I send this invitation (my personal fault) but hope very much that you will be able to join us nevertheless. If there is anyone you think should be invited and is not included in the list of recipients above – please feel free to forward this invitation to them (I do not have any email address for residents or activists of Sweets Way Resists).

We hope to see you on Wednesday,
tirza, on behalf of BAPS committee

UNITE THE RESISTANCE – Defend Our Unions – July 2015


Defend Our Unions – July 2nd 2015

A fantastic conference Chaired by Helen Davies, Barnet UNISON/Barnet Trades Council.

SPEAKERS included: 

Mark Serwotka PCS General Secretary,

Michelle Stanistreet NUJ General Secretary,

John McDonnell Labour MP,

Chris Stephens SNP MP,

Glen Hart RMT,

Dave Smith Co-Author ‘Blacklisted: The Secret War between Big Business & Union Activists’,

Paula Peters Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC),

Glasgow Homeless Caseworker strikers,

Amelia Womack Green Party Deputy Leader,

Ian Hodson BFAWU National President







Trade Unionists, Councillors and Communities together




This free event is organised by GLATUC (Greater London Association of Trade Union Councils)

We aim to bring together councillors, trades unionists and community activists to share and develop practical strategies to resist austerity. We are looking for those who can share information on successes no matter how small – councillors, trade unions and campaigners – and those who want to learn and work together. Hear about

  • successful action by trade unions working with councils
  • trade unions working across different councils
  • campaigns working with unions and councils
  • London councils’ actions against austerity and privatisation

Share successes

Gain more influence through Councils joining together

Organise ways to protect your community

Develop networks for support and information



Whitefields Regeneration and Housing issues.

Whitefields School Claremont road London NW2 1TR is now booked for local housing meeting 6:30 – 9:00pm 30/6/15
A meeting has been called on behalf of the local and surrounding community to help deal with the Regeneration project and Housing issues.
Over 100 residents have signed and sent in Objections to the Developers and Barnet councils Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO). This will mean a Public Inquiry will take place, this will allow you the resident to voice your opinions.
To make sure your views are not just heard but also listened to you have to go through a specific procedure.
The regeneration project will affect everyone, their homes, their health, their financial future.
If the CPO is agreed by the secretary of state it means that all home owners will only be able to sell their homes to one buyer and their buying price can come down to one person’s perception of what that person decides is a fair price. Your opinion will not count.
Secure council tenants could lose their security and can be forced to move where the council and the developer wants the tenants to move to not where the tenants would like to move to. Putting at risk your secure tenancy.  
Unsecured and housing association tenants could have a very uncertain future.
All the above is based on actual events that have already happened to other homeowners and tenants on other regeneration estates in Barnet.
This meeting will give you the resident to gain information to help you make your own. A decision that could well affect the rest of your life

Tenants and housing summit 13 June

Stop privatisation; improve existing and build a new generation of first class council housing
Tenants and housing summit 13 June
Tenants and housing campaigners are meeting on 13 June in London to spell out how we will win our demands after the election.
With Focus E15, New Era, Sweets Way, Fred Wigg, Aylesbury and Cressingham and the March for Homes inspiring growing resistance, the 13 June event will bring together tenants and campaigners to work out our next steps, demanding and winning change, targetting whoever forms the next Government.

The ‘summit’ event, called by Defend Council Housing, is already supported by Housing Justice the churches housing campaign,and Generation Rent, organising private renters. Others taking part include Welsh Tenants, Disabled People Against Cuts, trade unions, estates fighting demolition and privatisation, Anti Bedroom Tax and benefits campaigns and the Radical Housing Network; others also invited.
The Tenants and Housing summit event is on 13 June 11-4.30pm at Bloomsbury Baptist Church Hall in central London.
Sessions on What Next for March for Homes, the Tenants Manifesto, Anti Benefit Cuts campaigns, trade unions and housing, Private renters and rent control, and the Fight for Council Housing – against demolition, sell off and privatisation.
Get your tenant group, trade union or community organisation to come along. For more details and leaflets contact
Other News
Cambridge’s Housing Crisis meeting Tue 28 April with speakers from Generation Rent, Defend COuncil Housing, and Kevin Price Exec Councillor for Housing 28th April, at 7.30, at Ross St Community Centre Cambridge.
Hammersmith Council in west London, is considering privatisation of all 12.500 council homes. A DCH leaflet sets out why this is a threat to tenants – copies and details from for leaflets.
What you can do
Get your organisation to send people to the 13 June summit event: Tenants and Housing – after the election. Contact for more details
Re/affiliate to DCH 2015 – form here and more here.
Further information from
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Barnet Left Unity meeting

Barnet Left Unity meeting
TUESDAY 19 MAY, 6:30-8:30pm
What next after the election?
Glyn Robbins, LU candidate in Tower Hamlet​s and housing campaigner
Andrew Burgin, LU national officer
And speakers from local unions and housing campaigns
Venue: the Greek Cypriot centre
Britannia Road, N12 9RU, North Finchley
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