|Do you work for a social care service that supports older people (aged 65+)? Tell us how cuts have affected you at work!
As part of its Save Our Local Services (SOS) campaign, UNISON is embarking on a piece of research that will expose the impact of cuts to social care services for older people on workers and service users.
To do this we need your help! Please complete our survey and tell us how cuts have affected you at work. Your answers will be completely anonymous.
The survey will close on Friday 2nd September 2016
Find out more about this project and the SOS campaign at www.unison.org.uk/saveourlocalservices
As part of the Council cuts and as part of the the ‘Connecting Communities’ Consultation some of the parents from Edgwick and Eagle Street Play Centres have organised a demo on January 30th at midday, at Edgwick Play Centre at midday and then meeting again in town for a demonstration outside the Council House at 2pm the same day. They are also meeting on Friday 15th January at 5:30pm to plan more information and to add more ideas.
Coventry Unison will be supporting this campaign and urge our members to attend the demo if possible. The Campaign also has a Facebook Page – Save Edgwick & Eagle Street Play Centres
WATCH THIS SPACE…
Leamington & Warwick Public Meeting
with JOHN REES
Stop the War national officer & leading People’s Assembly activist and other campaigners, including a speaker from the junior doctors’ campaign
Austerity isn’t working. Millions of people face an uncertain and impoverished future, as our wages, jobs, conditions and welfare provision are cut. We’re not ‘all in it together’, as luxury goods and housing are snapped up by the super- rich while millions of young people are under- or un-employed and real wages for many workers have fallen in real terms. Here in Leamington and Warwick we have seen the rise of foodbanks as families struggle to survive. The People’s Assembly Against Austerity is a broad national campaign, which aims to bring together individuals and organisations against cuts and privatisation in a fight for social justice. The increasing level of resistance since the General Election shows the mood to oppose the Tories. Facebook- Leamington & Warwick People’s Assembly (includes map of venue)
Tuesday 19th January 2016, 7.45pm
St Patrick’s Irish Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington Spa, CV31 3PW
1 October is International Day of Older People.
The Midlands TUC and Coventry British Pensioners Trade Union Action Association are holding an event at Koco Building, The Arches, Spon End.
This event is open to all, not just retired people. We will be exploring pensions issues and considering how we ensure that the older generation is not set against younger generations.
All welcome but please let Michelle Kesterton (see link) know as soon as possible for catering/access issues.
This is the link and a copy of the flyer, with more information:
Click the link to get the new issue of our Branch magazine – articles on austerity, Greece, fostering and adoption and more… Why not give it a read – then give us your feedback. Thanks