Wednesday, 22 May 2013
1 "Confronting the Climate Crisis" - a conference organised by the Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group - Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at London Metropolitan University.
2 Fire Brigades Union - MARCH TO SAVE BELSIZE FIRE STATION 25 May 11.30am more details - http://camdentradescouncil.com/2013/04/30/march-to-save-belsize-fire-station-25-may-11-30am/
3 CAMPAIGN TO DEFEND UNIVERSAL PENSIONER BENEFITS SUCH AS THE BUS PASS AND WINTER FUEL ALLOWANCE Sign the National Pensioners Convention petition "Hands off universal pensioner benefits" : http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/49599 London region
4 NUT "March for Education" - June 25th
March to save Kingsland Fire Station
6 A Ralph Steadman Retrospective at London's Cartoon Museum
Assemble Kingsland Fire Station, corner of Kingsland Road and Downham Rd N1
12 noon Saturday 8 June,
marching to Clerkenwell Fire Station and rally at Spa Field.
Supported by London Region FBU, Islington FBU, Hackney FBU, Islington Trades Council and Hackney Trades Council
Posted by DON'T dis US at 11:07
Monday, 20 May 2013
Sunday, 12 May 2013
The Uni of York Green Party committee just passed the statement below unanimously. Please share widely and use it as a model motion to pass in your local parties. When passed, please send it firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org (and whoever else appears relevant!):
The University of York Green Party joins Brighton Green Party members and Caroline Lucas MP in calling for Brighton and Hove Council to rethink plans to cuts refuse workers’ pay by up to £4000 per year, which could have a disastrous effect on some of the lowest-paid council staff.
While we recognise the difficult situation the minority Green administration is in, faced with huge central government cuts and a harsh Labour/Conservative opposition, cutting the pay of the low-paid is contrary to Green principles and should be avoided by any means possible.
The University of York Green Party fully supports the workers taking action against the proposed pay cuts, and we call on the Green administration to work with the trade unions in Brighton to avoid any regressive measures, and to come up with a progressive pay proposal in line with the party’s principles of social justice, building on the council’s introduction of the Living Wage.
All the best - and get motion-passing/sharing! Feel free to amend the text
Posted by DON'T dis US at 15:35
Thursday, 9 May 2013
Caroline Lucas: "I plan to join striking City Clean workers and continue to stand up for workplace rights"
Update on Council pay
08 May 2013
Yesterday around 10% of Brighton and Hove council staff received a settlement offer as part of a process designed to ‘modernise’ pay and allowances.
Since the negotiations began, I have made my opposition to any cuts in take home pay very clear.
I am therefore disappointed that, whilst some will gain from this process, a number will face a reduction in the money they have to live off each week.
This is unacceptable. I know from the many constituents who have written to me about this issue that they agree.
So too does the Brighton and Hove Green Party, whose members voted at a meeting last night to condemn the offer and also expressed dismay that responsibility for the pay negotiations was handed to council officers.
With the support of the local Green Party, I have pledged to campaign against the offer made to workers, in accordance with the local and national party's democratically agreed anti-cuts and anti- austerity policies.
I plan to join striking City Clean workers and continue to stand up for workplace rights – as I promised to do when I was elected and have consistently prioritised in Parliament.
Posted by DON'T dis US at 02:37