Trade Union Liaison Officer report to London Federation of Green Parties 2018

Trade Union Liaison report to London Federation 17/12/2018

·        UCU are holding our first day of action for disability equality in education on Wednesday 21 November https://greentulondon.blogspot.com/2018/11/ucu-are-holding-our-first-day-of-action.html
·        We work hard to care for service users, where’s the care for us? :Unison supported petition
Opposing pay cuts for care workers by Care provider AFGhttps://greentulondon.blogspot.com/2018/11/we-work-hard-to-care-for-service-users.html

·        Why Universal Credit Should Become a Core Trade Union Issue: A briefing on Universal Credit, prepared by Waltham Forest Stand Up for your Rights,https://greentulondon.blogspot.com/2018/11/why-universal-credit-should-become-core.html

 

·        Greener Jobs Alliance: agm Tuesday, January 29th, 2019. This will take place at UCU, Carlow St, London NW1 7LH from 12.00 - 2.30 with Chi Onwurah, Shadow Industrial Strategy Minister, 

·        Lucas Plan Conference working groups: meeting/ social 11 December @ The Lucas Arms245A Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8QY

·        Together for Climate Justice demonstration in London on 1st December, at the beginning of the UN climate talks, Campaign against Climate Change Speech from Sian Berry ( https://www.facebook.com/events/2117459931903770/permalink/2146459709003792/)

·        Another Europe is Possible conference 8/12/2018 speakers included Molly Scott-Cato MEP and Amelia Womack NB GPEW is affiliated to this campaign (socialist anti-Brexit) does it pays its affiliation or send a rep to the council of AEIP?

·        Oppose Tommy Robinson in London - unite against racism & fascism march in central London 9/12/2018: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2018/dec/09/brexit-betrayal-march-in-central-london-video


NOVEMBER 2018

1.  Solidarity from the GPTU to the Glasgow women’s strike over pay discrimination (https://www.facebook.com/groups/GreenPartyTradeUnionGroup/ October 23) see https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/15/glasgow-women-council-workers-strike-pay-discriminationGlasgow: thousands of women to strike over pay discrimination: More than 8,000 council workers, most of whom have never been on a picket line, will take part in two-day action.

3.  Greener Jobs Alliance: agm Tuesday, January 29th, 2019. This will take place at UCU, Carlow St, London NW1 7LH from 12.00 - 2.30 with Chi Onwurah, Shadow Industrial Strategy Minister, 
4.  Lucas Conference working groups: Will be editing THE PLAN film down to 30 mins, 3½ hr version shown at BFI and London Film Festival ,
also winter events
·       Reading groups Wednesday, November 28 2018 and January 23 2019
·       We are launching a new series of reading groups on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 7pm in the lobby at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG. The first two groups will be on books by Mike Cooley, the activist, engineer and academic. He received the Right Livelihood Award ('Alternative Nobel Prize') 'for designing and promoting the theory and practice of human-centred, socially useful production'. He was centrally involved in developing the Lucas Plan. For details contact dave@breakingtheframe.org.uk
·       New Lucas Plan regional event, Derby November 24 Breaking the Frame and New Lucas Plan Winter Social – all welcome! Please join us for a social event and seasonal drinks at the Lucas Arms pub (245A Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8QY, near Kings Cross) on Tuesday 11th December,

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5.Together for Climate Justice demonstration in London on 1st December, at the beginning of the UN climate talks, Campaign against Climate Change
We are delighted that Clive Lewis MP from the Labour Party and Sian Berry from the Green Party will be joining us. ( https://www.facebook.com/events/2117459931903770/permalink/2146459709003792/)

 

UCU are holding our first day of action for disability equality in education on Wednesday 21 November to launch disability history month 2018.  See https://greentulondon.blogspot.com/2018/11/ucu-are-holding-our-first-day-of-action.html


Why Universal Credit Should Become a Core Trade Union Issue

A briefing on Universal Credit, prepared by Waltham Forest Stand Up for your Rights, who have called for a protest against Universal Credit on December 1st, 11am at Chingford Mount [E4 9AA] in the constituency of Ian Duncan Smith, the author of the scheme.see: https://greentulondon.blogspot.com/2018/11/why-universal-credit-should-become-core.html


Book launch : Telling the Mayflower Story: Thanksgiving or Land Grabbing, Massacres & Slavery? a Socialist History Society Publication
Friday 30th November at 5:30pm UCL Institute of the Americas
51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PN
admission free, but registration is required…
Authors:
Danny Reilly &Steve Cushion
Chair: Colin Prescod Chair of the Institute of Race Relations
See: https://greenleftblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/telling-mayflower-story-thanksgiving-or.html





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