Bullying, bedroom tax and ballots: a busy week of campaigning

This week the branch held its 2013 Annual General Meeting, a report of which will be on the website in the near future. Alongside this, the Bootle Taxes Branch campaign committee and active members have been extremely busy with a number of campaigns. Here are the highlights:

554970_494522733948291_1943162784_nMembers of Bootle Taxes Branch and St John’s House Branch were amongst the many hundreds of people in Bootle who turned out to march against the government’s Bedroom Tax. This demonstration followed packed meetings around the city and a growing mood of resistance.

Read full reports of the event here and here.

885178_221932167950867_494295414_oMembers of the two Bootle branches also attended pickets at the Capital Building in Liverpool City Centre, to mark the beginning of industrial action over management bullying and the sacking of Home Office rep Kevin Smith. The branch has offered its full solidarity to Kevin and members will continue to support pickets by Home Office Merseyside Branch.

Read the background to Kevin’s case here, details of industrial action being taken here and sign the petition for him here.

Aside from which, of course, branch reps also got the message out about voting in the national ballot over pay, jobs, pensions and terms and conditions. The ballot closes on Monday. We will inform members of the ballot result as soon as we are made aware of it.


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