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Brent TUSC press release…Brent Central Candidate to Stand as “Workers MP on a Workers Wage”

Brent Central Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate John Boyle has declared that if he was elected he would only take the average wage of a skilled worker in the constituency and donate the rest back to campaigns fighting cuts, privatisation and austerity. John said “This is an example of our commitment to follow … Continue reading

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  • This weekend TUSC Brent supporters were out petitioning outside Sainsbury in Willesden high road to make brent residents aware of the scandale unveiled by Channel 4 Dispatches. The programme reveals the councillor who lives 70 miles from his constituents but whose party still claims an allowance. This councillor is Cllr Revd David Clues, a LibDem councillor for Dudden Hill Ward in Brent currently living in Brighton. During the week, TUSC supporters also knocked on doors in Dudden Hill ward with a petition demanding that Cllr Davies Clues resign from his position. Few residents were outrage about this councillor still holding his position while not providing regular surgeries for local constituents.
  • The Counihan-Sanchez Housing Campaign and Southwark Save our Services are lobbying City Hall on Friday 22nd Feb at 1pm to highlight the case of the Counihan-Sanchez Family who were made homeless by Brent Council after they declared £18 weekly income.The lobby is calling on Boris and the GLA to:Build more affordable homes using GLA funds.Lobby the Government not to implement the Bedroom Tax on 1st April which will make hundreds of vulnerable Londoners homeless.Request that London Local Authorities like Brent and Southwark build more genuinely affordable homes and that they should not send families out of London.Location of protest: Mayor of London’s office,City Hall The Queen's Walk,London SE1 2AAHere is a video from a previous demonstration in Brent last year
  • Join the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/482586755138295/?ref=2 Brent TUSC are supporting the lobby of Brent Council, alongside Brent Fightback and the Counihan-Sanchez Housing Campaign. Working people should not have to pay for a crisis they did not create. Councillors have a choice whether to carry out devastating Tory cuts and ruin communities, or to take a stand and set a budget based on the needs of people. Steve Dobbs (TUSC) explains how Councillors can fight the cuts:
  • NHS Demos are taking place around West London on Saturday 16th Feb. See below for the locations and times. For more info visit http://www.keepournhspublic.com/index.php Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals CampaignProtest March Saturday 16 February 12 noon Lyric Square King Street   Kingston Save Our Hospitals Demonstration Saturday 16 February 12 noon Norbiton Station march to Guildhall http://www.facebook.com/events/478817202164014/?fref=ts Defend Whittington Hospital Action Saturday 16 February Holloway Road N19 Ealing Hospital Action Saturday 16 February 12 noon Ealing Broadway shopping centre
  • Brent Council Debate on housing - Are we pricing the poor out of Brent? Tue 8 Jan 19:00 – 21:00 Kensal Rise Primary School, Harvist Road, NW6 6HJ Panellists will include: Laurice Ponting, Executive Director, Communities at Genesis Housing Association Dave Woods, Development Director, Octavia Housing Susmita Sen, Executive Director, Network Housing Group Perry Singh - Assistant Director of Housing, Brent Council Cllr Janice Long - Lead Member for Housing, Brent Council Gerry Doherty, Chief Executive, Brent Housing Partnership
  • London NSSN (National Shop Stewards Network) Public Meeting - all welcome Wednesday 24th October 2012 7pm at ULU, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY Speakers include: Chris Baugh - PCS Assistant General Secretary, Steve Hedley - RMT Assistant General Secretary, Suzanne Muna, Unite housing branch secretary Background reading on NSSN here http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/15536/17-10-2012/we-want-a-24-hour-general-strike
  • TUSC supporters meeting on Thursday 18th October 7.30pm, at the Apollo Club, Brent Trades Hall, 375 High Road, London, Greater London NW10 2JR. You are invited to this event where you can meet other Trades Union and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) supporters and find out more about local and national campaigns and discuss how we can set up a formal Brent TUSC committee. Map to the venue: http://goo.gl/maps/C4kx3

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