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Solidarity with McDonald’s Workers fighting for Rights at Work – Fundraising Music Night

Barnet Trades Union Council presents for Trades Union Congress Young Workers Month 2017

7pm Friday, Novembefastfoodr 17th at the Elephant Inn, Finchley, 283 Ballards Ln, London N12 8NR

A night of music and solidarity. All proceeds to the official support fund!

McDonald’s UK workers are striking for the first time in UK history, over the company’s failure to offer them acceptable working conditions, job security or even an affordable living wage. Workers have found themselves living on low wages – with no guarantee of hours. Now, workers feel as if they have no alternative but to take action – all in line with their basic workplace rights and company procedures. This McDonald’s UK strike forms part of a growing global movement calling for the fair and decent treatment of workers.young_workersMcStrike_Leaflet_WuTip_2

Despite McDonald’s being one of the UK’s largest, most profitable, and globally recognised employers, its employees are subjected to difficult, yet avoidable working conditions – working on insecure zero-hour contracts for low-wages. This historic strike forms part of a growing global workers movement for fairness. In the USA, more than 10 million workers in the U.S. are on a path to $15 an hour, and 20 million workers total have won wage increases since 2012.

Now, McDonald’s workers in the UK will fight to achieve the same impressive results seen by their transatlantic colleauges. Barnet Trades Council invites anyone who wants to support this struggle, and thanks  the Elephant Inn and our excellent band, Wutip. See you all there!

Download the leaflet here: McStrike_Leaflet_WuTip_2

Facebook event here.

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See more on the band, Wutip.

UNITY FOLK CLUB… helping to keep left-wing folk singing alive

18d9758da3332c7b5f2583def55b006cThe Unity Folk Club meets on the last Monday of every month at 7.45 p.m. (doors open at 7.30) at:

TORRIANO MEETING HOUSE
99 TORRIANO AVENUE
NW5 2RX
NEAREST TUBE KENTISH TOWN
BUSES 393, 134, 214, C2

How to find us

Next session: Monday 25th September 2017

Everybody welcome, especially singers and poets who sing or read against war, capitalism, exploitation, privatisation, imperialism and globalisation.

Admission fee: £4

Love Carnival Hate Racism

6da3e909-3b1c-41ad-b8e6-614b256fd2b9This weekend’s Carnival is set to be a massive celebration of London’s diversity and tribute to the victims of the Grenfell Tower Disaster.

As well as supporting Love Music Hate Racism’s procession, Stand Up To Racism will be at carnival getting the anti-racist message out – if you’d like to help out at our stall, join us on from 12noon on Monday 28th August Cambridge Gardens (W10 6JD) just up from Ladbroke Grove tube station, or email us at info@standuptoracism.org.uk
And to get involved with LMHR’s procession on Sunday 27th, get along to the Love Music Hate Racism carnival pre-meet 7pm Thursday 24th August at Maida Hill Place, 2-4 Fernhead Road, London W9 3ET. You can book your place in the procession, pick up and customise your t-shirt and find out details for the day. See event page here

Sing your Heart out for our NHS!

sing_heart_outSaturday 25 February 2017, 7 pm to late
Midland Hotel, 29 Station Road,  Hendon, London NW4 4PN

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https://www.facebook.com/TheMidlandHotelHendon/

Join Barnet UNISON members and our fantastic Barnet residents in amusical message of solidarity for the NHS.
We can now see what six years of austerity policies has had on the NHS which only recently was described by the Red Cross as a “humanitarian crisis”.
Accident & Emergency Units are being closed down along with many other local hospital services. This time last year junior doctors were taking strike action. Our NHS services are being swallowed up through the privatisation of services and we know what that means, services willbe cut to feed profits.
The next big threat to our NHS is the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) which is consultancy jargon for the wholesale destruction of our NHS.
The NHS needs all of us to stop the destruction of NHS. Download flyer here.
We are calling on Barnet residents to join us at the Midland Hotel, 29 Station Road, Hendon, London NW4 4PN on Saturday 25 February2017 from 7pm to take part in “Sing your Heart out 4 our NHS”,
we will have live performances from Barnet UNISON members and some guest appearances.
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Christmas Social in Aid of the Homeless

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Hosted by Barnet Momentum, Barnet Trades Council and Barnet Alliance for Public Services
Saturday December 3rd from 7 – 11.30pm
Safari Bar North Finchley.

Food and beverage will be available to buy from behind the bar. As it is so near christmas we have decided to have christmas theme – donation at the door – proceeds to Streets Kitchen which will be used for distributing meals/clothes/info for the homeless.

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