ONE DAY WITHOUT US #LEEDS

 

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Monday 20th February Unite Community  Leeds & Wakefield Stall Briggate 1.00  – 5.00 you are welcome to come any time and stay for as long as you want to.

 

One day to CELEBRATE MIGRATION and its CONTRIBUTION to LEEDS and the UK

1 pm food, performances and speakers 5 pm rally and march Join us for a full day of culture, food, music and fun!

Monday 20th February @ Briggate (opposite Debenhams)

1 pm food, performances and speakers

5 pm rally and march

http://www.1daywithoutus.org #1DayWithoutUs 2017 to celebrate the contribution of migrants to the UK.

For one day, thousands of migrants are taking the day off or closing down their business to show what our country would look like without us.

  • Don’t spend any money for 24 hours.
  • Join the event after work or at lunchtime.
  • Show your support on social media and at your workplace.
  • Spread the word!

http://www.1daywithoutus.org #1DayWithoutUs

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British and nonBritish citizens, EU citizens and migrants from beyond the EU, descendants of migrants, friends, relatives: we’re coming together in celebration, recognition and affirmation of the crucial contribution that migrants make to our society. We are millions. Let us stand together and show it.

If you can’t take the day off and/or want to support us:

For the full list of performances, speakers, and charities coming to Briggate, check /onedaywithoutusleeds

Save Our Bank

Bank “for sale” – now it’s more important than ever that we customers stick together – join the Customer Union for Ethical Banking here now on line. We ask for a small contribution of £12 per year. Join us

Latest news: Bank announces it’s ‘for sale’ – read our reaction here

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A union of Co-op bank customers

Join us

They can’t ignore us, the customers

Through crowd power, we successfully persuaded the bank to maintain its existing ethical commitments, and an enhanced policy was launched by the bank in 2015. But the co-operative stake in the bank remains at just 20% and we need to keep up the pressure.

That’s why we have created a new union for Co-operative Bank customers. The Customer Union for Ethical Banking is a co-operative, democratic member organisation that can hold the bank to account, campaign for a larger co-operative voice and buy shares in the bank to help build up the co-operative stake. We think this is the first time a customer union like this has been formed anywhere.

The union – like the campaign – will have two main aims: to make sure the bank sticks to its customer-led ethical policy, and ultimately to help the bank return to co-operative ownership. We can do this by organising as customers, by working with like-minded investors and by building a new, independent co-operative shareholding.

You can join the Customer Union for Ethical Banking here on line.
We ask for a small contribution of £12 per year.
Join us

The Save Our Bank campaign is backed by Ethical Consumer magazine, working with ordinary customers of the bank, some of the Bank’s charity customers and Co-operative Group members. Ethical Consumer
     

Cartoon by Martin Rowson
Thanks to Martin and 
Red Pepper magazine

When most of the shares in The Co-operative Bank were sold off to private shareholders in 2013, a group of bank customers, supported by Ethical Consumer magazine, formed the Save Our Bank Campaign. We wanted to make sure the bank kept its world-leading ethical policy and ultimately return to majority co-operative control. Within a few months, over 10,000 bank customers had signed up to the campaign.

You can join the Customer Union for Ethical Banking here on line.
We ask for a small contribution of £12 per year.
Join us

 

Doodle poll for Equalities Meeting

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Equalities Meeting for all those who would like to discuss the role of “equalities” in our work as a Community section of our union.

That could mean a broad discussion of what “equalities” means in the Community context (as opposed to, say, in a workplace context); what a commitment to equality means for our political and campaigning priorities; and what it should mean for our practice and processes as a branch – our outreach, networking and solidarity with other groups, our composition and accessibility etc. Based on this, we could decide on some practical work, eg setting up events, campaigns or solidarity work, and look at how we can build our capacity to actually do this work.

As a first step, would people please fill in the Doodle to indicate when they are available to attend a meeting. All you do is click on this link http://doodle.com/poll/8z8s7ydbxkd86ydz

It takes you to the poll and you can fill in the times/dates when you are available. If it turns out that these times are no good for people we can extend it – but please bear in mind that we should move on this urgently, as there is much happening around us which we should be responding to! I will then confirm a venue and send out a message to let everyone know.

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Can I also add that, as far as I am concerned, I would be happy for anyone to attend the meeting who is not currently a member of Unite Community, but who may have things to say about what we should be doing or who we should be collaborating with. I think equalities is about being prepared to take a lead from others and asking what we can do in the way of solidarity. So please pass this on to any friends or associates who you think should have the chance to be there.

Thanks everybody,

Ellen (branch Equalities Officer)

A meeting to discuss how to promote equalities within Unite Community, within and beyond the Leeds and Wakefield branch. What does “equalities” mean in the Community context? What political

JEREMY CORBYN LABOUR PARTY LEADER CALLS A CAMPAIGN FOR THE NHS

NATIONAL CAMPAIGN DAY SAT 26TH NOV 12.00 – 2.00 Stall BRIGGATE Leeds

Street Stall in Briggate Near McDonalds Saturday 26th November 12.00 – 2.00.

Everyone is Welcome.  You can bring whatever you want to support this important campaign.

You can hand out leaflets, talk to folk, bring your banners, flags, dress-up, Stage a Vvuvuzela Protest, whatever you want to do.

Everyone is Welcome to take part.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Jeremy Corbyn has told supporters the Labour Party is planning a “massive campaign day” for the NHS on Saturday 26 November.   Jeremy says: “Under Theresa May’s Government, our NHS is in crisis.   In November, we’ll be coming together as a party to show the Tories that we won’t stand by while they destroy our NHS, and to let people know that Labour will always give the NHS the money it needs.”  JEREMY CORBYN

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Arriva Bus Drivers 24-hour strike Monday 14 November

Unite Press Release
West Yorkshire bus drivers to strike over pay and safety
Over 850 Arriva bus drivers operating out of five depots across West Yorkshire will be taking part in a 24-hour strike on Monday 14 November in a dispute over pay and shifts which see them being forced to drive up to five and a half hours without a break, their union Unite announced today (Wednesday 9 November).
It is expected that the strike involving drivers at depots in Castleford, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Selby and Wakefield, will severely disrupt services. The stoppage follows the breakdown of protracted talks with Arriva bosses amid mounting anger among drivers who are seeking a 20 pence an hour pay rise and reduction in driving time behind the wheel.
Pickets will be there all day from 5am!
Castleford        WF10 2JJ
Dewsbury                WF12 9AG
Heckmondwike    WF16 0LJ
Selby                   YO8 8BG
Wakefield               WF1 5JX
Drivers want Arriva to reduce the time behind the wheel before a break from five and half hours to five, to more closely align with lorry drivers who legally can only drive for a maximum four and a half hours before taking a break.

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Commenting Unite regional officer Phil Bown said: “Strike action is not a step our members take lightly, but after nearly 12 months of circular talks they have become increasingly angry about being strung along by Arriva bosses.
“Our members take great pride in the service they provide and given Arriva’s large profits believe it’s only right that they get a modest pay rise which reflects their hard work.
“Importantly they want to provide a service to the travelling public which is safe. That is why Unite has been urging the company to cut the time a driver can spend at the wheel before a break from five and half hours to five.
“We would urge Arriva bosses to sit back down with us and negotiate meaningfully to avoid disruption to the travelling public.” 

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Afrosynthesis

You are invited to Afrosynthesis

Saturday 29th October 12:00–15:00 Leeds Civic Hall

This is Youths Led Event, Combining their historical past and inspirational present, to create an
aspirational future.
We aim to explore African’s in Diaspora riches, knowledge, music, talent, natural beauty, influencing our Fashion and Leeds Culture.

Donations welcome

https://www.facebook.com/events/623727997800310/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1477400138026887

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Petition: Have an independent enquiry into BBC impartiality and neutrality

Petition: Have an independent enquiry into BBC impartiality and neutrality
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/168532

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The BBC Claims to be neutral and impartial. The Left claim it is very right-wing, the Right claim it is very left-wing. BBC Reluctant to investigate itself and is arrogant when suggested that it is not impartial.

The BBC Claims to be neutral and impartial. The Left claim it is very right-wing, the Right claim it is very left-wing. BBC Reluctant to investigate itself and is arrogant when suggested that it is not impartial.

BBC EDITORIAL GUIDELINES
http://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguide…/guidelines/impartiality

Impartiality lies at the heart of public service and is the core of the BBC’s commitment to its audiences. It applies to all our output and services – television …


Section 4: Impartiality
Introduction
“Impartiality lies at the heart of public service and is the core of the BBC’s commitment to its audiences. It applies to all our output and services – television, radio, online, and in our international services and commercial magazines. We must be inclusive, considering the broad perspective and ensuring the existence of a range of views is appropriately reflected”.

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