Friday, 26 September 2014

National Pensioners’ Convention launches Pensioners’ manifesto 5/11/2014

Despite what some may claim, Britain’s older generation are not to blame for the economic crisis. Neither does it help when the media suggests that there is a conflict between young and old, especially when the age groups share the same concerns over affordable housing, public transport, low incomes and retirement ages.

But growing older can be a real challenge. Britain’s state pension is amongst the least adequate in the developed world, some of the stories surrounding the care of older people are absolutely shocking and last winter over 30,000 pensioners died from the cold.

A country can be said to be judged by the way it treats its young and older members. That is why we need a series of policies that improve the lives of Britain’s 11m pensioners, as well as protecting future generations of older people. At the General Election we will call on candidates to support our Pensioners’ Manifesto that will put the concerns of older people at the heart of the political process.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

UCU London Retired Members branch meeting etc

Next UCU London Retired Members branch meeting will be onThursday September 25th, 2pm-4pm at the union's Carlow Street offices

People's Climate March

12:30 pm Temple Place – Sunday Sept 21st (March sets off at 1pm)
On September 21st, the eve of a historic summit on climate change, people across the world will take to the streets in their hundreds and thousands to inspire the world’s most powerful leaders to take ambitious action on the climate crisis.
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Lambeth College, The fight continues

Our colleagues at Lambeth College are still facing a severe attack from their management. UCU members met recently and voted overwhelmingly to ballot for further industrial action in their dispute with the college over new contracts with worse conditions. The new conditions include cutting our holidays by 2 weeks, working longer hours for no extra pay and drastic cuts to sick pay. London Retired Members supported their strike at the end of last term and will do so again.

“Help make Education City in Qatar a slavery free campus” – ITUC

Please add your name to an international union campaign to get University College London and seven other foreign universities to improve the conditions of migrant workers' on their Qatar campuses. For more detail please see here... and here...
Support the  Cleaners

Support the 595 Greek women cleaners in the front line against austerity in Europe

Support the International Day of Solidarity by joining the demonstration (with your buckets, mops and banners) when we Stand in Solidarity with the 595 Cleaners - from 09.30 to 11.00 morning on Saturday 20 September - outside the Hellenic Centre, 16 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London W1U 5AS
More details here...

Next Branch Meeting

And the next UCU London Retired Members branch meeting will be on Thursday September 25th, 2pm-4pm at the union's Carlow Street offices. Directions from here...
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