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Unite Community have teamed up with colleagues in the PCS in organising a one day summit called ‘The Social Security Summit – Challenging the Myths‘ around “Welfare” and building a coalition to fight for our safety net. The summit takes place in Birmingham on Saturday 31st October. Key note speakers include Len McCluskey and Mark Serwotka and the summit will also include workshops and a panel discussion with lay members and activists from Disabled People Against the Cuts, TUC Unemployed Workers Centres and Unite Community.
This conference builds on the Benefit Sanctions Day of Action held on March 19th 2015 and The TUC Welfare Conference held on Feb 27 2015. The views of delegates at the TUC conference resulted in an updated Welfare Charter, a set of general beliefs for Trade Unionists to be guided by.
Workshops will be as follows:
If you are new to this subject and wondering why it is important, John McDonnell, the new Shadow Chancellor, explains it very well in his speech to the House of Commons in 2013.
The summit is part of the wider Unite Community’s continued campaign to protect the most vulnerable and defend the welfare state. This has included a national day of action in March, written evidence to the Work and Pensions Select committee as well future events being planned such as a lobby of parliament.
The summit’s aim is “To Challenge the myths around “Welfare” and to build a coalition to fight for our safety net.
Attached: Agenda for the day and delegate information.
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