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Trade Union Report - February 2018 - Emma Corlett

Emma's report to the February All Members Meeting is posted below, to make it easier for members to access the various links:

Many local Trade Union branches will be holding their AGM over the coming weeks.  If you are a member of a trade union that is eligible to affiliate to the Labour Party please attend you AGM and encourage your branch to get affiliated to Norwich North and Norwich South constituencies.  

UCU have voted in favour of industrial action, which will start with 2 day strike action from 22 February.  Details of the dispute here https://www.ucu.org.uk/14-strike-dates

Please join fellow labour members in supporting lecturers on the picket line at the UEA.  Statement of support from National Union of Students can be found here https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/9248/National-Union-of-Students-message-of-support-to-staff-ahead-of-USS-pension-strikes

This week the Fire Brigades Union released a film to mark their 100th anniversary.https://www.fbu.org.uk/news/2018/02/01/new-film-tells-story-firefighters-and-their-union-over-100-years I am in discussions with the FBU to try and bring the film to Norwich later this year.  Please consider supporting the Firefighters Benevolent Fund by joining the Fire Fighters lottery https://www.firefighters100lottery.co.uk/

Some Norwich Labour members attended the march and rally in London in support of the NHS on Saturday. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/nhs-crisis-protest-thousands-march-downing-street-funding-a8192911.html

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