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United Left

United Left AGM - Saturday 5 March 12-3pm

DATE: Saturday 5 March 12 noon - 3 pm

VENUE: Committee Rooms 3 & 4, Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB

SPEAKER: Len McCluskey

Please make every effort to attend our United Left AGM at this crucial time in our history.

We are facing the most abominable attack on our trade union and Labour rights in the name of the Trade Union Reform Bill - currently in the House of Lords. Not only will it undermine our right to strike and allow unprecedented state interference in the internal affairs of trade unions, it is also designed to starve the Labour Party of union funds.

Government "short money" to the Opposition is also being cut and Boundary Commission changes to constituencies and individual voter registration not to mention the so-called Lobbying Act are all designed to cut support for Labour.

The government's austerity spending cuts and free enterprise ideology is in full swing and we need a strong left visionary trade union like never before.

Are we in for that fight? Our United Left AGM is a unique opportunity for left activists in UNITE to discuss the challenges ahead and how we can ensure our union is best placed to meet them.

Public meeting - police spying on trades unionists

Support for Jeremy Corbyn: United Left model motion for UNITE branches, RISCs, NISCs and Regional Committees

Please use this motion to generate support for Corbyn throughout Unite.

You can download it here.

Model motion

This UNITE branch/RISC/NISC/Regional Committees (delete as appropriate) welcomes the outstanding election of Jeremy Corbyn as the new Labour Leader with 59.5% of the vote on a platform of anti-austerity, and a bold new vision of a fair and just society for working people.

We congratulate UNITE Executive Council for the decision to endorse Jeremy Corbyn and to recommend support for him by UNITE members. We also congratulate the work of the UNITE Political Department for the tremendous effort they put in to sign up more than 100,000 UNITE affiliated supporters , more than half of the total number of affiliated supporters signed up by all affiliated unions. There is no doubt that UNITE's Political Strategy to engage with and win back the Labour Party for working class values has been hugely important in achieving this success.

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Timetable of United Left meetings 2016

National Co-ordinating Committee meetings

Saturday 23 January 2016, 12-3pm - London

Saturday 23 April 2016, 12-3pm - Sheffield 

Saturday 23 July 2016, 12-3pm - Manchester 

Saturday 22 October 2016, 12-3pm - Birmingham

Quarterly Supporters meetings

Saturday 5 March 2016, 12-3pm - Birmingham (AGM

Saturday 25 June 2016, 12-3pm - London 

Sunday 04.09.2016, 12-3pm - Sheffield (please note this meeting is on a Sunday, and not a Saturday)

Saturday 19.11.2016, 12-3pm - Manchester

(details of venues will be circulated before each meeting)