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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Unite Community London & Eastern Region Updates

From Robin and Pilgrim at Unite the Union Community Section, London & Eastern Region

(Currently, Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group members are entitled to a year's free subscription to Unite the Union Community Section)

Dear Unite Community members,
Please read these three important updates and see what you’re able to get involved with. Travel and childcare costs can be covered for members wanting to attend actions, meetings and trainings.
Support Our West Hendon
Can you support people on the West Hendon estate who are going to court to have their homes repossessed?
The Our West Hendon campaign desperately need volunteers at the moment to door knock at the flats where residents have been called to court for repossession order hearings. 
We also need a list of volunteers that are willing to come and support residents at court - Willesden County Court, 9 Acton Lane NW10 8SB. The cases are over a period from 17th to 25th of November at various times morning and afternoon.  We will be in touch with exact times for the dates you are available - we especially would like people who have knowledge of housing rights/law on these days but can provide everyone with a briefing.
If you are willing to help you can get in touch with  janette876@hotmail.co.uk or 07913999255 or  Paulette pauletteasinger@me.com

Protest Friday: 10am@ IDS; 12pm @IPCC
  1. IDS Out!
10am, Friday 14th November, Chingford Assembly Hall, Station Rd, Chingford, E4 7EN
Iain Duncan Smith, the detested Tory Work and Pensions Secretary will be hosting a jobs fair at his constituency in Chingford from 9am. People from all walks of life are planning to pay him a visit to show him our opposition to everything he stands for. With ATOS tests, Universal Credit, Sanctions Targets, Workfare, Ian Duncan Smith is intent on destroying social security, driving misery, poverty and exploitation.
  1. Support the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.
12pm-2pm, Friday 14th November, IPCC Offices, 90 High Holborn, WC1V
The demo is to demand that the Police Complaints Commission act after it has dragged its feet for two years in its 'scoping exercise' to investigate the truth on what happened on the picket lines at Orgreave when the police attacked the picket lines and nearly 100 striking miners were arrested.
Community Organising Workshops
Saturday 6th – Sunday 9th December
Organising Our Communities
All Unite Community members and contacts are invited to attend four days of Community Organising Workshops in London.
Our members draw upon a wide range of life-experiences, traditions, skills, passions, talents and beliefs and these workshops showcase what we’re all about. They provide a space to develop practical community organising skills, be creative, generate ideas, network and plan effective action.
This is a draft agenda, and we will confirm venues and workshops times as soon as possible. Please put the dates in your diary. We will send out registration details next week.
Having the argument: Economics
Having the argument:
Theatre of the Oppressed
Music of Resistance
Fight Back, Feel Better
Student Workers
Solidarity Against Sanctions
Housing Justice
Mindfulness & Sustainability

Screen Printing /
Leaflet Design
NVDA /Eviction Resistance
Action Casework
Right to Protest
Housing Rights training
on the
Doorstep & Street
Mapping our Community &
Identifying campaigns
Public Speaking
Journalism/Short films
Social Media
Welfare Rights
In solidarity,
Robin Sivapalan                                                 Pilgrim Tucker
07860 955 361                                                            07970 126 249
robin.sivapalan@unitetheunion.org                                                  pilgrim.tucker@unitetheunion.org
Unite Community and Unite in Schools Coordinators
London and Eastern
33-37 Moreland Street
London EC1V 8BB

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