Coventry City #UNISON Branch Committee Motion on the Tragic Incident in the English Channel on Wednesday 24th November.

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This Branch Notes 

1.     At least 27 people drowned in the English Channel in Wednesday as they tried to reach Britain.  

2. That Enver Solomon, Chief Executive of the Refugee Council, said ‘Every day, people are forced to flee their home through no fault of their own. Now is the time to end the cruel and ineffective tactic of seeking to punish or push away those who try to find safety in our country’.

This Branch Believes 

  1. Politicians, the media and state forces have demonised desperate people fleeing war, poverty and environmental destruction. They have blood on their hands 

This Branch  

1. Agrees to support, nominate a speaker (if appropriate to the organisers) and invite all Members to attend the Vigil called by Stand Up to Racism, Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group and supported by Coventry TUC in Broadgate, 1pm this Saturday, 27th November, 2021.

2. Calls on Coventry City Council to organise a Minutes Silence for all staff and local residents to commemorate those who have died and remind ourselves that Coventry is a city that Welcomes Refugees.

Vote YES! for action on #pay. Members working in Councils and schools are voting on #strike action.

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Members in the City Council and in schools will receive a letter and voting papers through the post from the 1st December and papers MUST be sent back so we receive them by the 14th January.

We are asking people to vote for strike action and we know that this is not something you do lightly; it is always our last resort. But, you have been offered a 1.75% pay increase, which in real terms is a pay cut – inflation is well above 3%. After years of declining pay, enough is enough – it’s time to take action.

This is your decision on pay. Use your vote and #VoteYes

For further information go to unison.org.uk/LGpay

Request a replacement ballot paper by 10th January by calling UNISONdirect on 0800 0857 857