Saturday, 15 December 2012

Lewisham unions continue to fight cuts

Towards the end of one busy year and ready to start another one, Lewisham Trades Council members have continued to take an active role in fighting cuts:

Bromley Council attack workers

On Saturday 8th December we joined UNITE members from Bromley leafleting homes to warn residents of the council's proposals to sack all its employees and offer them new contracts on lower pay and worse conditions. Read more at the link below:

Binmen set to strike

We also fully support the Unite members striking for reinstatement of their colleagues disgracefully sacked by Bromley Council. Read more below:

Save Lewisham Hospital

Union members across Lewisham joined protests on Thursday 13/12/12 to show mark the end of the consultation on the proposed closure and show their determination to defend the hospital. Hundreds joined in outside their workplaces like PCS members at Catford Jobcentre.

PCS Balloting for strike action

PCS Union members across the DWP are voting for strike action in January to stop compulsory redundancies across their department. If management do not back down the union has no choice but to strike. National ballots across the civil service to fight government attacks on pay and conditions look set to follow in February.

Bromley, Lewisham, civil service, private sector, public service - wherever the cuts are, unions will fight them!  





Sunday, 2 December 2012

Trades Council Meetings 2013

Lewisham Trades Council meets six times a year at Depford Campus of Lewisham College on Deptford Broadway (nearest station: Deptford DLR). Meetings are on a Tuesday evening and start at 7pm and finish at 8:45pm, as the college closes at 9pm.

Meeting dates for 2013

Tuesday January 15th
Tuesday March 12th
Tuesday May 14th
Tuesday July 2nd*
Tuesday September 10th*
Tuesday November 12th

* these may be subject to change to accomodate college term dates

Usual Agenda

1. Introductions/apologies
2. Minutes and matters arising
3. Secretary'sreport
4. Campaigns and Disputes
5. Delegates reports
6. AOB


Meetings are open to all trade union activists who live, meet or work within London Borough of Lewisham. We will, of course, ask your union branch to affiliate to the trades council, but appreciate that different unions have differing approaches to affiliation to the trades council network. Any issues about this can and will be resolved.