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Friday, 20 August 2010

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It is essential for any group aiming to organise or represent people to build up familiarity and the trust of a community. Doing this takes hard work and persistence and consistency.

Luckily Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group, even at this early stage in our development has attracted some really dedicated activists who can now be seen outside Kilburn Jobcentre on most days, giving out flyer's and talking to people about their experiences.

The reception so far has been very good. After all, Unemployed people know all to well the frustrations and petty humiliation that are part of the experience of claiming benefits. When we explain ourselves, we've found most people can see the point of having an organisation to represent their interests and views and to stand up for the rights of the unemployed!

As a result, attendance at our weekly meetings is also beginning to pick up with at least one or two new faces each week.

We try to make the meetings as welcoming and friendly as possible with no jargon or bureaucracy: just an opportunity to tell your story, let off steam and see if we can reach solutions together.

If you can't make the meetings, however, we still want to hear from you.

Just click on the link on the right hand side of the page to get a copy of our questionaire, complete it and email it to us.

In order to give you a flavour of what we do: we'll also be posting some pieces about the most common benefit problems and their solutions so watch out for that in the coming weeks!

Brent Against Cuts

Following a very successful and well attended public meeting on the 28th July 2010,

trade unionsists in Brent are due to get down to work in earnest on fighting the cuts to benefits and public services in Brent and beyond.

There will be a public planning meeting on the 25th August at 7.30pm at the Willesden Trades and Labour Hall, 375 High Road, Willesden, London NW10 2JR, hosted by Brent Trades Council.

This meeting will be a serious attempt to plan concrete actions against the cuts and is a must for anyone who is serious about fighting back!

We'll see you down there!

Monday, 9 August 2010

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Training Day: Know your Rights

Kilburn Unemployed Workers, in association with Hackney Unemployed Workers, Haringay Claimants Action, Islington Unemployed Workers and South East Region TUC (Phew!) is very proud to present.........

Signing On: Know Your Rights.

A day of free training covering:

The law on jobsearching a benefits sanctions

When they can cut your payments and (most important!) when they can't

Individual and collective negotiation

Standing up for our Rights

Running an Unemployed Workers Group

Plus free tea, coffee and sandwiches

Monday 4th October at Congress House, Great Russell Street, London

Places are limited. Email now to register.