Stand up to Racism

Stand up to Racism and MEND say - register to vote now; use your vote against racism

Stand Up To Racism is working with Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) to encourage get people to register to vote before the deadline expires for voter registration in the general election at 11.59pm on Monday 22 May.

We are jointly producing a tens of thousands of leaflets asking people to 'register now, use your vote against racism'.

We know that whatever the polls say the outcome of this election could be tight with votes amongst BAME communities and young people crucial.

Some parties are peddling the same old lies about immigration. They are pointing the finger at migrants for over stretching services and driving down wages.

Stand Up To Racism and MEND want to encourage every anti-racist to register to vote and to vote against racist policies on 8 June.

Read more: Stand up to Racism

Jeremy Corbyn's plans for Trade Unions is music to Nottingham City UNISON's ears...

A 20-point plan for security and equality at work, including an end to zero-hours contracts and equal rights for employees

Repeal the Trade Union Act and roll out sectoral collective bargaining, whereby industries can negotiate agreement as a whole

End the public sector pay cap.

Guarantee trade unions a right to access workplaces

Enforce all workers' rights to trade union representation at work

Use public spending power to drive up standards, including only awarding public contracts to companies which recognise trade unions

Shifting the "burden of proof" in the so-called "gig economy" so that the law assumes a worker is an employee unless the employer can prove otherwise

Stand Up For Choice

branch-squareUK March for Life National Counter Demonstration – Saturday 20 May 2017

2017 is the 50th anniversary of the abortion act. Each year the annual March For Life UK tales place in Birmingham.

Pro-Choice Nottingham are attending Stand up for Choice: UK March for Life National Counter Demonstration in Birmingham on Saturday 20th May. They have arranged a coach leaving from Nottingham City Centre at 10.00am.

For further details and to book tickets follow the link below:-

Visit for further information

UNISON's Campaign to Save Care Now

branch-squareA new film highlighting the indignity suffered by thousands of elderly people because of 15-minute care visits will hit the internet on Thursday.

Commissioned by UNISON to tie in with the union's campaigning work on the crisis in homecare, the two-minute features former Brookside actor and 60 Minute Makeover star Claire Sweeney. It is a satirical sideswipe at the effects of government cuts on a service many vulnerable and elderly people rely on and UNISON members deliver.

Members and the public will be able to see the film – and sign a petition calling for an end to these short visits – on the union's dedicated campaign website:

NCC Pay, Terms and Conditions - Collective Agreement

branch-squareTrade Union negotiations with Nottingham City Council on the revised pay, terms and conditions, concluded today and UNISON, Unite and GMB have now signed the collective agreement which will result in new contracts being issued to all

National Executive Council Elections 2017

branch-squareElections are being held for all seats on UNISON's National Executive Council, the governing body of the union.

The Ballot opens on Monday 3 April 2017.

Ballot papers

Ballot papers will be sent to eligible members' home, together with information on the candidates.

Ballot helpline

If you have not received your ballot paper by 11 April 2017 you should contact the ballot helpline on 0800 0857 857.

Close of ballot

The deadline for receipt of ballot papers by the independent scrutineer is 5pm on Friday 28 April 2017.

Further information is available on the UNISON Website

Read more: National Executive Council Elections 2017

Nottingham Blanket Drive for Refugees on 4th March 2017

branch-squareWith freezing temperatures across Europe NG Solidarity with Refugees are asking for your help to keep people warm. They will take warm blankets and sleeping bags to Northern France to provide desperately needed warmth and bedding to children and adults in the Dunkirk refugee camp and the refugees in Paris.

Whilst the camp in Calais was dismantled in late October 2016, there are still over a thousand refugees children and adults living in the camp in Dunkirk and many people sleeping rough on the on the streets of Paris, with more arriving each day.
There is a desperate need for thick warm blankets and warm sleeping bags, to provide basic warmth and bedding.

If you don't have any blankets but are interested in making financial donations please see the crowd funder at;  For every £20 donated they will buy a warm blanket on your behalf.

#NottinghamBlanketDrive for Refugees on 4th March 2017
at Unit 2 Gauntley Court, Hyson Green, Nottingham, NG7 5HD.

Please note they are only collecting warm Thick Blankets and 3 – 4 Season Sleeping Bags (so, no duvets please – they are not suitable).

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