Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Referendum’s tomorrow. We’ve all heard the arguments from both sides, and although we think the EU is far from perfect, we at unionstogether strongly believe that we are all better off IN Europe.
We're backing remaining in the EU for the following three reasons:
1. JOBS. Many people’s jobs depend on the trade that Britain does with Europe. Leaving the EU would destabilise our economy and put these jobs at risk.
2. RIGHTS. Lots of our rights at work, such as paid holiday and maternity leave, are guaranteed by Europe. Leaving the EU would leave our rights at the mercy of a Tory Government and put our rights at risk.
3. PAY. TUC research indicates that leaving the EU will lower wages by an average of £38 a week. Leaving the EU would put our pay at risk.
These three things are so important to all of us, and unionstogether believe that because of jobs, rights and pay, we’re better off in Europe.
If you agree, you can pledge to vote remain, and share on facebook and twitter here:
Tomorrow, I’m voting REMAIN for better jobs, for rights that are safeguarded, and to protect our pay. I hope you will too.
|Reproduced from an electronic communication sent by Helen Pearce on behalf of TULO, both at Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT.|
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Fairly lengthy but also interesting standing orders report delivered by new chair Mark Rayner for whom this is a well deserved achievement,
Mark has worked tirelessly for years on this committee and couldn't be a better replacement for Clytus (never knew how to spell his name apols if it's wrong).
The annual report is moved and Financial statements and accounts both accepted with some additional work we need to do with our members. The hall is full and I forgot how lovely it is at this conference bumping into old friends from across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in all of our sector groups. I hope we can look within the next few days at ways we can work together to do the best job possible to represent and campaign both with and for our members especially on equalities Black, Women, LGBT and Disabled.
I'm excited and proud to be speaking on Motion 65 'How much worse can it get for Black members' on Wednesday, when I'll also be a speaker at the 'Show Racism the Red Card' fringe in Syndicate room 3. A magnificent organisation and tireless campaigner against the growing tide of racism xenophobia and anti immigrant feeling.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
But we have to move on in life and remember the good times and not just the sad times.
I was too young to actually remember this picture of me, my big sister Helen and baby sister Lucy with our Dad but love it to bits.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
There were 11 high quality candidates for the position, all of whom were long listed. Anamul was elected on the 2nd ballot with over 50% of the votes.
He is an excellent choice as a Councillor. A local boy who is a hard working committed campaigner and a long standing trade union and community activist.
I am really pleased that Forest Gate North branch Officers was able to work with West Ham Labour Executive Committee and others to make sure that our selection process was as we committed it to be "fair, democratic and inclusive".