Pictures from the branch supporting our UNITE colleagues at TGI Fridays in their dispute for fair pay and for the right to be treated fairly and equitably
The successful McStrike workers were also here, showing solidarity.
The branch is supporting our UNITE colleagues at TGI Fridays in their dispute for fair pay and for the right to be treated fairly and equitably.
There is a protest tomorrow and they need people to go along - even if you can't do the whole hour go along for whatever time you can
TGI Fridays have adopted an exploitative low pay business model!
Show your Support
Join our Fair Pay @ Fridays Protest
Friday 13th April
6:30pm to 7:30pm
London Covent Garden
6 Bedford Street
Brings Banner, Placards etc.
Chris White from UNITE introduced branch reps to the following
if you are a UNITE rep and interested in arranging pay negotiating training specific to your workplace get in touch via the Contact Us tab on this website!
Thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday's mass march for the NHS! See you at the branch AGM on Wed 14th February, 6.30pm at UNITE House in Holborn.
NHS in Crisis - Emergency Demonstration: Saturday 3 February, 12pm, Gower Street London WC1
Check out the demonstration Facebook Event. Share widely and invite your friends.
Please donate to the crowdfunding appeal we've launched to help fund the demonstration.
Health Campaigns Together & The People's Assembly have called an emergency demonstration, in response to the #NHSWinterCrisis. This is a crisis that has brought staff to their knees and patients languishing and even dying in overcrowded waiting rooms and hospital corridors. The government has to act now. To make this happen we need your help. Donate to fund the NHS Emergency Demonstration today. Check out the video appeal here: click to watch the video
DONATE TO THE CROWDFUNDER HERE
We need your help:
We're aiming to raise £10,000, to ensure the demonstration gets the largest mobilisation possible and the maximum impact through publicly, press and to go towards covering the costs of organising an event of this scale.
NHS in Crisis
People are dying, ambulances are queuing outside A&Es, 50,000 operations have been cancelled, hospitals have lost 14,000 beds and are all full. NHS staff are in tears of despair. The Government is responsible for the ‘Winter Crisis’. The crisis is all-year round after 8 years of austerity. Mental health cuts are causing deaths of children and adults.
Our Emergency Demonstration challenges the Government to fund the NHS fully immediately.
Organised by The People’s Assembly and Health Campaigns Together, we're demanding:
Donate to fund the NHS Emergency Day demonstration today. We need as much help as we can get to send the clearest message we can, #FundOurNHS end the #NHSWinterCrisis and also let's get the #ToriesOut.
Staging these big events costs a huge amount of money, we need your help.
Next Wednesday (8 November) is going to be an important day for our campaign. Fujitsu bosses Tatsuya Tanaka and Duncan Tait will be addressing the Fujitsu Forum trade fair in Munich, which attracts over 12,000 people. Meanwhile Ian Allinson, chair of Unite at Fujitsu, will be having the final hearing over his fake redundancy at Fujitsu’s London HQ.
We are asking all supporters who have Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr accounts to sign up now to our social media “Thunderclap”. If you have more than one account you can sign up once with each. The Thunderclap will send out a message from all participants at 10am on 8 November, so it is vital people sign up before then. The message calls on Fujitsu to recognise unions and stop victimising reps. You can sign up here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/63944-fujitsu-fightback
For those of you who can get to London, there will also be a protest before Ian’s hearing and our bosses’ speeches:
We’ve updated the dispute page on our web site with all this information, and an updated Appeal For Support leaflet: https://ouruniontest.wordpress.com/fujitsu-national-dispute/
Unite @ Fujitsu
May Day and Workers Memorial Day
How many pictures show the branch banner?
Rebels, Strikers and Anti-Fascists
Clerkenwell members bravely followed The East End Combo Walk! - a guided walk led by David Rosenberg of East End Walks
May Day Pictures
Workers Memorial Day Friday 28th April
We remember all those killed, injured and made ill at work, due to employers not ensuring our workplaces are healthy and safe. Workplaces with trade union H&S reps are 50% safer than those without! If you don't have a UNITE H&S rep in your workplace now is the time to be electing one!
We will be taking the branch banner to the Statue of the Building Worker at Tower Hill (come out the station and it is across the road) 10.30a.m to 11.30a.m, where there will be a gathering with speakers, minutes silence etc.
If you can make it, it would be good to see you there.
International Workers Day - May Day! (Monday 1st May)
There is a march from Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square. We will be meeting with the branch banner at 12.30pm outside the Crown pub on Clerkenwell Green. Please come and join us! All help with carrying banner appreciated but if you are not able don't let that stop you coming!
This branch has nominated workplace activist and socialist campaigner Ian Allinson for General Secretary of our union - ballot papers go out next week to all members.
See here for more info on his stance
All candidates seeking nomination for UNITE General Secretary election had been invited to the February branch meeting to discuss their nomination. Gerard Coyne’s campaign had apologised and Len McCluskey’s campaign hadn’t responded. Ian Allinson attended and spoke and answered questions after which he left the room and the branch discussed and then voted unanimously to nominate Ian.
On Saturday 4th March 2017 Clerkenwell Branch members joined with all those concerned at the threat posed to the NHS by the government’s Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP). These plans form part of the on-going attempts at privatisation of the national treasure that is our NHS.
I am writing to ask for your help to save the jobs of our members Angela and Zahid.
They have both worked for the EHRC for many years and have been loyal and hardworking members of staff, proud to work for an independent statutory body, with the responsibility to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and promote and protect the human rights of everyone in Britain.
Angela and Zahid are Unite reps and have a history of representing the interests of their fellow workers and making sure they are being treated fairly at work. But it is now their interests that we need to support as they both face being forced out of work through compulsory redundancy - and this treatment from an organisation who's role it is to make rights and freedoms available to all.
Please join us in our campaign and email the Chief Executive and the Chair of the Board to intervene and stop these unnecessary job losses.
Given the state of our economic and financial climate, we know that these workers will face huge challenges in finding new jobs. They really shouldn't be treated like this and we believe that the EHRC should be valuing their skills and knowledge and the many years service they have given.
There is no need for these compulsory redundancies. The Commission has 30 unfilled vacancies and has had more than enough volunteers to exit the organisation. Angela and Zahid want to carry on working at the Commission in jobs that they enjoy.
Please help us to save these jobs and call a halt to the compulsory redundancies. You can send the email to the Chief Executive and Chair of the Board here.
Your support really will make a difference.
Unite for Our Society
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