Apr 052014
 

DSCF2536Apologies for not getting some of these out sooner.

Sat 5th April. Message from Dave Green and Community Action and Support Group: With regards to the Bedroom Tax stall and protest at the Cobblers Last this Saturday 5th April, some of the main organisers are, or have been, seriously ill and won’t be able to set up or attend. If anyone or group is planning any activity around the Bedroom Tax then please let others know – otherwise the activity planned will probably be in a week or two (with notification).

10th/12th April Hope Not Hate/ISW events in Wellingborough:
April 10th – Wellingborough HOPE not Hate meeting to finalise campaign plans (7pm, Azuka, Elsden Road

April 12th – Campaign stall outside Swangate to promote the campaign (10am-1pm). Meet 10.00 outside the Swansgate Centre

13th April: reminder of Red Rope Walk (see photo of March walk). Details in previous blog. Please contact if going to let them know numbers etc.

Monday 14th April Northampton Trade Union Council is Monday at 7.00 pm at the Old Black Lion. Agenda out soon.

Monday 14th April Left Unity branch meeting (details tbc). LU are starting a campaign called ‘Books with Benefits’ – collecting books to give away at the job centre and food banks. You can donate to LU members.

Workers Memorial Day 2014 – Survey of EU Election candidates

You will be aware that the present European Commission have put a moratorium on any new regulations on a range of workers rights and are actively considering reducing rights in some areas, Votes in the European Parliament to protect workers have been mixed and it is clear that a considerable

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Black Minority Ethnic Sub-Regional Partnership (BME SRP)-Community Events/Meetings Information Meeting Dates/ Consultation Website links – please print out/distribute at your workplace. Community Information

Barnet Unison: As reported before Barnet Unison is under attack but they are still in the UNISON office holding on by their finger tips. Barnet Council has removed backfill Facility Time for Barnet UNISON as of 1 April 2014 and replaced Facility Time with ‘Ad Hoc’ requests for time off for Trade Union duties but in fact there is an ongoing dispute about whether even this is granted.

Latest petition to support our Your Choice Barnet Care workers: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-the-ongoing-destruction-of-services-for-adults-with-disabilities-in-barnet

You can read “Ten reasons why we oppose attacks on Your Choice Barnet care workers” here http://ow.ly/voGy4

Feb 182014
 

Events

19 February ATOS Northampton Demo at 12:00 at Northampton Assessment Centre, Gladstone Business Way, Heathfield Way, off Gladstone Road, Dallington, Northampton NN5 7QA https://www.facebook.com/events/651698731519599/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

20th Feb This Thursday: Demo at against NCC budget cuts. Assemble 9.15 for 9.30 start outside County Hall George Row. Placards will be provided. Please come along, even if for a short while.

25th Feb: The 2014 conference on pay bargaining organised by the TUC and Incomes Data Services will take place on Tuesday 25 February in Congress House. The theme will be “A Decent Pay System” and the event will combine a discussion about the design of a better pay system with realistic guidance and information for union officers. Sessions will cover pay benchmarking, pay progression, performance management, skills and lessons from union successes. The keynote speaker will be Ed Sweeney, recently retired as Chair of ACAS. Unions are able to book places for substantially less than the fee normally charged for equivalent

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events organised by Incomes Data Services alone. http://www.tuc.org.uk/node/119241

8th March Diggers’ Festival Wellingborough – for details, venues etc: http://www.diggersfestival.org.uk/index.aspx?code=00010001

8th March: Better Way Demo at Lib Dem Spring Conference in York: http://www.tuc.org.uk/node/119241

10th March Trades Council: details tbc

15th March People’s Assembly Conference. Go here for details and registration: http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/recall_conference

22nd March Stand Up Against Racism and Fascism 11am Parliament Sq: http://www.tuc.org.uk/node/119579

22nd/23rd March TUC Young Worker’s Conference: The TUC Young Workers Conference is held annually at the home of the TUC, Congress House in London. The Conference allows young trade union members to take part in shaping the work programmme of the TUC Young Workers Forum and inform TUC policy. The conference will discuss and debate motions submitted by TUC affiliates and there will also be a number of workshops on issues relevant to the issues faced by young workers. Before the formal start of the Conference there will be a networking event for women delegates and visitors. This begins at 11am on Saturday March 22nd in Congress House. http://www.tuc.org.uk/node/119510

26th April: Derby 180th of Silk Mill Lock Out – advance notice of date

26th April: Corby Workers’ Memorial Day. GMB Northants Community branch will be holding an event to mark the day. We will be holding it at 1100.am at the Steelworker Statue in James Ashurst VC Square, Corby town centre.

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If the weather is poor we will hold it in the council chamber. Speakers will include Andy Sawford and Hannah from Labour Behind the Label who work to help those, particularly in the clothing industry in Asia, who have few if any rights and make the clothes most of wear everyday. We will be entertained before the event by Youth Brass 2000 who played last year and were very well received.

7th June: Women’s Chainmakers’ Festival – advance notice of date.

Useful links and requests for help

Left Unity have produced an International Woman’s Day Broadsheet with a lot of articles on topical issues, three of which have been written by Northampton women: IWD

Barnet Unison and GMB asks you to watch You Tube about the removal of facility time and then sign their petition and consider sending them a message of support from your union: http://youtu.be/ciyhwesraBs

 

Dec 192013
 

Last newsletter before Xmas! I will try to get a calendar out over the holiday – there are several dates in here so please have a good look through. I hope you all get at least some break over the Xmas period.

Trades Council Report

Different unions and organisations are now being asked to discuss and come up with some ideas for the Vision For Northampton, so you or your union/organisation may be contacted in the near future with suggestions on how to go about this. Please could you put the item on your branch or meeting agenda.

REGIONAL TUC MOTION 2014 in support of the right of students to protest has been sent to the Regional TUC.

Next AGM Monday 10th February 2014: John has circulated details and nomination forms. There will be a motion for moving the AGM to Jan in 2015. Please make sure your branch gets a rep along.

NCC Budget Cuts

An 8 week public consultation will launched by Northamptonshire County Council this week and closes 4th February 2014. It is likely there will be no real choices nor proper consultation.

Cabinet Paperwork
https://cmis.northamptonshire.gov.uk/cmis5live/MeetingsCalendar/tabid/73/ctl/ViewMeetingPublic/mid/410/Meeting/2211/Committee/399/Default.aspx

List of Cuts/Savings (with Equality Impact Assessments)
http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/council/equalities/pages/budgetequalityimpactassessments.aspx

The main issues of concern are:-

* Connexions staff reduction – quality of service implication

* Care provider funding – reducing funding to providers (includes Olympus Care), and/or going with cheaper providers – Implications of quality of service, and care worker pay/conditions. eg increasing use of zero hours contracts or reducing pay and terms and conditons of staff. Care home funding is already at below acceptable levels after funding reductions over last 3 years

* Public Health department restructure – reduce staff and impact on delivery

* Merging of police and Fire & Rescue – staff implications (could reduce number of staff, and/or pay and terms and conditions) and subsequent implications for quality of service

* Voluntary Sector Funding reduction – charities and voluntary groups could close or reduce their activities

* Social Services staffing reduction (MAP Team) – reduce back office staff, and impact on placements. This could be time taken to allocate care worker or move someone into a care home. Also more placements could be made inappropriately. eg. more “15 minutes of personal care”

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* Charging for Social Care – increasing charges for placements and transport, especially for non-statutory and low level needs – will this be affordable for users?!

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a campaign perhaps contact NTUC who will can circulate an invite on your behalf to our contact list?

Also if you require further detail about any of the proposals then it will be worth going along to the various Scrutiny meetings on different topics – further information and dates of meetings here: Scrutiny – draft budget

Useful links and other resources and events:

Left Unity: Meeting tonight at Old Black Lion at 7 for members and open for non-members 8pm. Next meetings January 8th and 22nd. These will also be for party members in the first hour, second hour open to non-members.

One billion and rising global day of action against violence against women. The Northampton Borough Women’s Forum has set up a working group to organise an event on February 14th. They are looking at having an event at lunch time in the Market Square. Please note the date in your diary. More info to come.


People’s Assembly
: Action Plan of events including support for students, Women’s Assembly, Budget events and then May Day etc.

Red Rope: Please see Jan + Feb Walks Publicity 2 for the walks early next year – first will be 19th Jan.

Austerity Uncovered: A longer video of the bus tour is now available.

Left Economics Advisory Panel (LEAP) for interesting blogs and other info: here

National Shop Stewards Network: Current Bulletin

DCH – Useful stats on housing situation: http://northamptondefendcouncilhousing.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/the-housing-situation-in-northampton/

TUC

Current Touchstone blogs

TUC Action Plan

 

 

Aug 222013
 

A few items for your attention:

Sat 24th August: Event organised by Northampton Al-Bireh Palestine Friendship Association in Northampton. A group of Palestinian youngsters from Gaza and the West Bank will be staging a ‘March of the Prisoners’ to draw attention to the plight of Palestinian children imprisoned by the Israelis. It will take place at 1.30pm, starting at the Friends Meeting House and processing into Abington Street. At 3.00pm the youngsters will be presenting a free concert in the Carnegie Room at the central library. Following the concert there will

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Sat 24th August: Mass Sleep Over event, 7pm – start at All Saints, a creative protest about the bedroom tax. ‘Come and pitch up a tent and spend the night to show Northampton that we will not stop protesting until the tax is axed.’ For more details contact Bianca Todd 07925730772.

Wed 28th August: The next meeting of the Left Unity Northampton Branch will be at 7pm at St. James Working Men’s Club.

Sunday 8th September, NSSN event 12:30pm – 3pm Hardy Suite, Hermitage Hotel, Exeter Rd, Bournemouth (opposite Bournemouth International Centre – TUC conference venue): National Shop Stewards Network is lobbying the TUC for a General Strike. Speakers to include Bob Crow and Mark Serwotka. For more details of speakers etc: https://www.facebook.com/events/508214999249503/ Please phone Steve White on 07813 800469 for more details and for transport details from Northampton.

TUC

TUC Congress 2013 Final Agenda Motions submitted for debate at TUC Congress 2013 in Eastbourne. http://www.tuc.org.uk/the_tuc/tuc-22485-f0.cfm

Health and Safety Booklet https://www.ebis-hse.com/Introduction_to_Health_and_Safety_at_Work_for_Ever_p/bk-iwe.htm