Support your local TUC Unemployed Workers’ Centre
Just received information about the new blog for Birmingham Unemployed Workers’ Centre at Sparkbrook – http://birminghamuwc.wordpress.com/ – which got me thinking that we don’t do enough to sing the praises of the centres which are doing a great job in difficult circumstances. And it’s going to get worse for them with greater demands on their services because of the cuts to benefits and services for the low paid, vulnerable workers and the unemployed and less resources to work with. Why? Because of the cuts to local authority funding. Find out what the Derbyshire Centres are doing by going to their web and reading the latest newsletter http://www.duwc.org.uk/ This is typical of what’s happening at centres these days.
Not only are centres places to get advice on a wide range of welfare and employment issues but they are campaigning bodies with their roots in the trades union movement. Isn’t it time your union or union branch got involved with the TUC Unemployed Workers’ Centres? TUCUWCs are at the centre of their communities and know the real effects of this government’s attack on working people and the unemployed. TUCUWCs put unions in touch with the community. You can find out more about the centres and where your local centre is by going to the TUC web pages on TUCUWCs