My own personal blog. Newham Council Cabinet member for Housing Services & Chair of Investment & Accounts. Councillor for West Ham ward, UNISON Branch secretary, Regional Council Officer & NEC member, Pension & Charity Trustee, Centre left and proud member of Labour movement family.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Newham United Against Austerity: Invite to launch Saturday 30 January with John McDonnell MP
The collage is from Wednesday evening when Newham Trade Unionists were out leafleting in Stratford, commuters and shoppers about our NUAA launch event next Saturday 30 January, 2-4pm, main lecture theatre, University East London, Water Lane, E15 4LZ with Labour Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell MP. Considering it was a bitterly cold night we had a good response.
This is the invite from "Newham United Against Austerity" that has gone out to community groups and organisations in Newham.
no doubt, like the
Newham Trade Unions, you are concerned about the economic austerity programme
of the current government.
been trying to establish a campaign in the London Borough of Newham to
challenge the government’s austerity programme and in working with the trade
union liaison officers of West Ham Constituency Labour Party a public meeting
has been organised to set up a campaigning group to be named:
Newham United Against Austerity.
advertising the Public Meeting are enclosed in anticipating that your
organisation will be able to send participants to that meeting and begin to
work together with a view to bring to the attention of the people living and
working in Newham, the implications of the ongoing decline in government
financial support to Local Authorities and its negative impact on the services
delivered by Newham Council.
will see Newham Council are predicting that the Revenue Support Grant it
receives from central government will be reduced from 60% of its income it
received in 2013 to ZERO PERCENT in 2020.
you to imagine how Newham Council can employ sufficient Council employees to
continue to deliver, even with prioritising the front line, its services to the
level required by the people of Newham. I remind you that Newham is one of the
most deprived local authorities in the country. On top of that with Inner
London Needs it is still resourced as an Outer London Borough.
forward to your support for and participation in building this important
in 1983 by Newham recognised Trade Unions: 1983 – 1987 ‘Fair
Deal for Newham’ campaign against underfunding from rate-capping: 1992
-1997 “Newham Needs” campaign for Inner London Status for
Newham then worth extra £48 Million to Newham.