Monday, 15 October 2012

UNITE Community - Forthcoming meetings

Unite is the biggest trade union in the UK and Ireland, with 1.5 million members and over a century of experience in organising to stand up for our rights at work.

Now Unite wants to take the unions beyond the workplace and into the community. Community membership offers the chance to join to people who wouldn’t otherwise get the chance to be part of a union because they’re not working – unemployed people, disabled people on benefits, retired folk or students for example.

Members get the support of the union with things like free legal advice and access to training and education. But being part of the union is about being part of a movement to build a better society. We want to bring people together who want to change something, and are want to work with others to make their community a better place to live. It could be something local, like saving a library that’s closing, or it could be a national issue like defending disabled people losing out through welfare cuts. Unite will give you the support you need to build successful campaigns and groups, and make change happen.

To get things going in Edinburgh and Glasgow, we’ve organised our first meetings. We want to bring together everyone who’s interested in organising and campaigning out in the community, and has ideas about what we should do. The meetings are open to all, so please come along and find out more:

Glasgow                                                              Edinburgh
6.30 – 8.30 p.m.                                                2 – 4 p.m.
Mon 29th Oct                                                      Sat 27th Oct
Unite offices                                                     St John’s Church
John Smith House                                           Princes Street
145 – 165 West Regent Street
Jack Ferguson
Scotland Community Coordinator
0845 604 4384