Following on from what was a good discussion at Coventry TUC regarding the cuts in Coventry, there was a further meeting on Monday night to discuss the role that the TUC can play in any campaign and helping to develop things.
The TUC are convening a meeting (as it did in the wake of July 10th) on Monday 8th December, 7-9 for trade unionists in the city, local campaign groups etc to come together to discuss the situation and work out a way forward (working out details of protests etc). The venue is being booked over next few days so this will confirmed shortly.
TUC will be writing to the press (Observer, Times and Telegraph) to put opposition to the cuts as well as producing a short leaflet in the name of the Trades Council to put the opposition to austerity and also advertised on the Coventry against the Cuts email list
An email will be sent to other Trades Councils asking for any information re social enterprises and campaigns against them. (I said I would see what Unison have produced and forward this on)
Look to attend ward forums and council surgeries to lobby councillors.
The UNISON Learning and Education stall will be in the Council house with information on courses, development opportunities and much more!
The stall will be available from 12pm until 2pm in the reception area. Members will be able to access information on topics such as:
➢ Return to Learn
➢ Women’s Lives
➢ IT Courses
➢ Activist development opportunities
➢ Information on the West Midlands Education & Learning website
➢ UNISON Benefits including: free legal support; Insurance; car deals and much more!
There will also be information on Council Education including:
▪ Skills for Life
▪ Workforce development
▪ Adult Education
All welcome (members and non-members) to come along and discuss your options and the benefits of what UNISON can offer you.
See you there!
Mike & Paul
UNISON Learning Representatives