Self-help support vs ravages of 'welfare reform'. Never attend anywhere official alone!
This blog currently focuses on national policy matters that impact upon KUWG members.
Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group as a group focuses primarily on combating benefits injustices locally through advocacy in individuals' benefit claims, and demonstrations that emphasise that there is hope when we come together. We are more angry than frightened.
Unite Community events in and around London, early October 2014
From Unite the Union Community Section, London
are some of the events Unite Community members are involved with over
the coming weeks. We are putting together a paper newsletter.
always, it is great to see the developing work of Unite Community
activists, that we are leading on or supporting in the wider movement,
whether on Social Security, Housing, the NHS, TTIP and Mental Health.
Please get in
touch with Pilgrim and Robin if you want to get more involved or get
things going in your area.
month is Black History Month and attached is schedule of events that
have been organised by The London and Eastern Region of Unite
Have a good weekend,
Pilgrim Tucker, Robin Sivapalan and Tony Winchester
Robin and Pilgrim can be contacted postally at
Unite Community Coordinator
Ron Todd House
33-37 Moreland Street
London EC1V 8BB
Tel: 020 8800 4281
Support Rev Paul Nicolson at the High Court: Legal challenge vs extortionate court costs added to Council Tax bills
Tuesday 7 October, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand (off Kingsway), London WC2A 2LL
9.30am -- Vigil outside
10.30am – one-hour court hearing. The more of us the judges see in the public gallery, the better!
Rev Paul Nicolson of Taxpayers Against
Poverty is valiantly refusing to pay his Council Tax to Haringey, and is
ready to go to jail because he objects to the poorest people being
unfairly targeted. This hearing seeks a judicial
review of the Tottenham magistrates who repeatedly refused to tell him
at his council tax hearing in August 2013, how they arrived at £125
costs for a summons to late and non-payers of council tax. (Swheatie adds: for more info on this, see Revd Paul Nicolson's Taxpayers Against Poverty blog posting Tottenham Magistrates asleep on the job...)
North Kensington Job Centre, Quayside House Kensal Road, W10 5BL: 12pm-1pm & 3pm-4pm
Walthamstow Job Centre, Dansom House 656a Forest Road, E17 3SH: 9am-11am
Wood Green Job Centre, Granta House 1 Western Road, N22 6UU: 9am-12pm
The next Job Centre activists’ meeting is at 3pm, Tuesday 7th
October, Unite regional office, 37-39 Moreland Street, London EC1V 8BB.
Materials for the day
of action can be collected from there. If you want to set up a
protest/leafleting on sanctions at your job centre, please get in touch
with Robin on 07860 955 361 /
The No to MPIPM public meeting on 16th
of September at Unite HQ was a great event, attended by representatives
of dozens of live housing campaigns in London
and beyond. Our Unite Regional Secretary Pete Kavanagh spoke,
committing Unite’s support to the campaign. There’s a lot to be done to
organise and promote the actions and events Wednesday 15th
October -1 Friday 17th
October. Please contact Robin if you want to get involved. The latest
newsletter from the Radical Housing Network can be found here, including
an update on the inspiring
E15 Mothers campaign on the Carpenters Estate: