On 30 March we held a meeting in solidarity with the Indian farmers’ struggle, addressed by London Fire Brigades Union black and ethnic minority members officer Amit Malde and left-wing economist and close ally of the farmers’ movement Pritam Singh.
6pm to 8pm Tue 30 March, on Zoom
Momentum seems to have got into a political “space” where it seems to regard fighting over council funding as impossible.
About 200 people attended the Momentum meeting on its new strategy document on 18 March.
• Build back fairer • China, Hong Kong and the Uyghurs • Migrants welcome • Unshackling workers from draconian anti-trade union laws • Global climate justice… Ballot 24-31 March 2021. See “Events” on this website for Zoom meetings over the period 24-31 March 2021 explaining and promoting some of these motions.
The NEU nationally needs to step up and urgently develop strategy to ensure our workplace reps are better supported from management victimisation.
Campaigning has started for the local elections on 6 May, which in one form or another cover almost every area, since they combine polls due in 2021 with those postponed from May 2020. Official rules already allow canvassing as long as we abide by the 2-metre distancing rule.
In response to an enquiry from Emily Thornberry MP, G4S have confirmed that many of their staff operating virus Test Centres are employed on zero hours contracts and have no rights to company sick pay. If these staff have to isolate, then at best they would be paid £95.85 a week Statutory Sick Pay.
Model motion for trade union branches from the Poplar Rates Rebellion centenary committee:
Reinstate Hollie Cameron in Glasgow Kelvin