Unite Community Supports The Fire Fighters!

Unite Community Members and Unite Industrial Members along with PCS, GMB, NUT and Unison members, applauded members of the FBU today in Barnsley as they came out on strike. We then listened to speeches from all the Unions, who pledged their support. Joe Rollin Unite Community Coordinator also handed over a letter of support from Len McCluskey, which was read out by Nigel Bailey FBU shop steward.

Letter of support from Len McCluskey

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Fighting Cuts at Conference

Earlier this week, Unite was proud to co-host with the Daily Mirror a meeting at the Labour Party conference.  This was a special meeting because it was led by those who are at the front line of fighting the cuts.

Jack, a young single mother talked of the struggle to find work and bring up a toddler on a pittance.

Mary, a woman who fears that the full life she currently leads will come to an end when the government withdraws the benefits she receives as a profoundly disabled woman.

And Hetty, who has spent much of her 107 years fighting for social justice and is determindely fighting to save the NHS today.

These women brought those attending the fringe near to tears with their tales of courage in the midst of adversity, and the humanity that compels them to fight for a better world for all should inspire us as we fight to for fainress and decency for the people of our nations.

Please do watch and share.

With many thanks

Unite campaigns team


Public Speaking Short Course

This short film captures a few moments of day two of a Unite public speaking course run in the Barnsley NUM/Unite Community Centre. On day one activists were taken through the techniques of public speaking, delivery, planning structure and content. They then went away with homework to watch some speeches and to prepare a short speech themselves. Day two was made up of the activists, delivering their speeches to their fellow activists from the stage of the main hall. The results were breathtaking.


FREE Unite Training Courses

Below is the list of Unite 1 Day and 2 Day Courses available for you to attend in the next few months.

These courses are available to ULRs, Community Activists, Workplace Reps and Branch Officials.

All courses are FREE to Unite Members and a Buffet Lunch will be provided and your Travel will be reimbursed.

Please respond promptly as there are a limited number of places available for each course.

1 Day Courses

  • Graphic Design at Unite Regional Office in Leeds on October 22nd – 10am to 4pm
  • New Media and Blogging at Unite Regional Office in Leeds on September 30th – 10am to 4pm
  • New Media and Blogging at Unite Regional Office in Leeds on October 24th – 10am to 4pm

2 Day Courses

  • Public Speaking and the Media 2  at Barnsley NUM/Unite Community Centre on November 18th  and 25th – 10am to 4pm
  • Public Speaking and the Media 1 at Durham NUM/Unite Community Centre on  November 19th and 26th – 10am to 4pm

Please contact David Condliffe if you would like to attend any of the course above: David.condliffe@unitetheunion.org

Demo at Tory Party Conference

Stop the cuts

As you know we are planning a huge Demonstration in Manchester on the 29th of September we have transport going from Doncaster, Sheffield and Barnsley Please see below for Transport details, if you have not already I would advise you book your seat as soon as possible as numbers are limited.

Travel is free for Unite Community Members

For Barnsley Community Members *

Barnsley coach leaves Eldon Street Barnsley at 10am on 29th Coming back at 4.30pm

Contact Dave Email Gibson.dave1950@gmail.com

For Sheffield Community Members *

Pick up Sheffield Show Room Cinema 9am

Contact Richard Email rbrown2@sheffield.ac.uk
For Doncaster Community Members *
Pick Up 9am
Contact Steve stevej9265@yahoo.co.uk