Protest: Stop Trump’s Muslim Ban – Stop May Supporting It

16299599_1243551425738367_690766915073093102_oCalled by Stop the War Coalition, Stand Up to Racism, Muslim Association of Britain and Muslim Engagement and Development and the Muslim Council of Britain.

Trump’s ban on Muslims must be opposed by all who are against racism and support basic human rights. Theresa May’s collusion with Trump must end.

Assemble 11am Saturday 4th February at the US Embassy 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 2LQ followed by a march to Downing St.

Barnet UNISON sends solidarity & donations to grassroots members in struggle

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Last week at our branch executive meeting our reps had a report on a number of grassroots struggles taking place across the UK.

I am proud to say that there was no hesitation in wanting to send solidarity messages and donations to these grassroots campaigns. Our branch has been in ongoing struggles for over a decade. We have had tremendous acts of support and solidarity from UNISON reps and members not just in the London region but right across our union. We have learnt the importance of solidarity.

I can say from experience just how valuable it is to be able to read out messages of solidarity from other grassroots members to members on picket lines. It imbues a feeling of confidence that is badly needed when you are under attack.

Here are the campaigns we sent solidarity and or sent donations.

  • Kinsley 3 campaign
  • Derby TAs
  • Durham TA’s
  • Glasgow UNISON members: IT workers and Janitors
  • Kirklees Social Workers
  • Aslef, RMT, TSSA workers
  • PCS members working at the Employment and Human Rights Office

 

John Burgess

Branch Secretary

Barnet UNISON

Come and hear journalist Gary Younge at #StandUpToTrump meeting 6pm Tueday 31 January at UCL

Come and hear journalist Gary Younge at #StandUpToTrump meeting 6pm Tueday 31 January at UCL   
Trump’s election as President of the United States is a shocking reminder that tackling racism remains one of the key challenges in our society. Come along to hear from a range of speakers on Trump, the fight against racism we face in Britain today and how we can mobilise for the #MarchAgainstRacism.
The meeting is taking place 6pm next Tuesday 31st January Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL Wilkins building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT.
Speakers inlcude:
– Gary Younge, journalist and author who covered Black Lives Matter (
https:// www.theguardian.com/ profile/garyyounge)
– Shelly Asquith, NUS Vice President Welfare
– Sayeeda Ali, UCLU BME officer
– Nahella Ashraf, Stand Up to Racism (
http://www.mirror.co.uk/ news/uk-news/ muslim-woman-wearing-hijab- spat-9619685)
Public event hosted by Stand Up to Racism and UCL UCU branch. Open to all.
 
 
Event page here

MAY DAY FINANCIAL APPEAL

image004London May Day 2017 is taking place in London on Monday May 1st. We are building on the great success of 2016 and want to make this year the biggest yet. This year we will be joined by John McDonnell.

May Day is part of the struggles against the attacks on jobs, pay & conditions in the public and private sectors; against attacks on public services including health & education; against the repressive anti-union laws.

To make this a successful event May Day needs your backing. Needs your financial support.

Each year we have to meet rising costs to maintain this day for the working class, for ordinary people. It is trade unions that ensure this historic day is celebrated.

London May Day has to raise £8500 to cover the event, for such item as the PA system, publicity, PLI, march banners and all the other aspects of May Day. We hope you can donate to May Day.

Cheques should be made out to London May Day Organising Committee (or LMDOC)

Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, CR0 IBD

Or directly to the account – LMDOC  A/C 59070104 – Sort Code 08-02-28 – Cooperative Bank.

Unite Community to Launch Barnet Group on January 24th

unite_community_logoThe London & Eastern Region of Unite Community is setting up a new group here in the London borough of Barnet.

The launch  meeting will be on Tuesday the 24th of January at 7pm in the Green Man Community Centre, Strawberry Vale, London N2 9BA.

We campaign on what matters to you; Housing, NHS, Welfare Cuts, and with each campaign WIN we deliver real social change.

A recent campaign that we have led, which has galvanised  a wide-ranging coalition – football fan groups, shareholders, War on Want, Peoples’ Assembly is #SportsDirectShame.

This campaign is the platform, we hope to ban the use of Zero Hour Contracts, which could benefit millions of workers. Ending precarious work links unemployed workers’ and workers and sends a clear message to the kind of society we want.

Our 3,300 members are organised in Branches throughout the London and Eastern Region and there will be an active funded group near you which drives local campaigns.

See more at: http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/londonandeastern/community-membership-in-london-and-eastern/#sthash.Vad6H4zG.dpuf

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