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  • Outreach: Leith

    • Friday, June 25, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    • Out of the Blue Drill Hall; followed by doorknocking in local area


    The union is only as strong as it's members - Join fellow Leith branch members each Friday for outreach training to learn how to recruit your neighbours, spread awareness of local campaigns, and support other branch members through their housing struggles. Join local organiser Sinead each friday from 1-4pm in Out of the Blue Drill Hall for phone banking training followed by door knocking from 5-7pm.

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  • Heating our homes represents 16% of Scotland’s carbon emissions. Across, Scotland many tenants have to choose between food or fuel in the winter. In social and public housing, tenants experience ongoing issues with repairs, leading to persistent mould and damp. These are jut some of the practical ways in which housing quality and climate change intersect.

    Ahead of one of the largest international gatherings to tackle climate change in Glasgow in November, come to this session to learn more about the energy politics of Scottish housing and the opportunities to ask for a transformation of our homes' quality.

    In this session, you'll hear from a representative from Friends of the Earth and from the Existing Homes Alliance to understand how to link up the issues that tenants with fighting climate change and build the visions we need to address the scale of the climate crisis. 

     

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  • Introduction to Living Rent (West Coast)


    Member by member, Living Rent is growing stronger. This session outlines the union's history, vision and structure to support all members to understand their union. It provides an introduction to Living Rent, a description of the structures (branches, teams and roles) within the union and outlines some of the victories won by members fighting across Scotland.

    https://fb.me/e/BJxE4fvs

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  • Save Langside Halls - Shawlands Needs a Community Centre, Day of action

    Langside Halls is one of the few remaining community spaces for residents in Shawlands and the Southside of Glasgow. The building has been closed since 2017 and has undergone major repairs at council tax payer’s expense. Despite the scaffolding being removed in May 2021, the future of our Halls is still uncertain.

    The building is owned by Glasgow City Council and therefore the people of Glasgow. Ownership is being transferred to the Langside Hall Trust, out of council control, whose recent online consultation showed that local residents want the hall to reopen for the same purpose it was previously used for. What will happen to Langside Halls?

    Join Living Rent’s rally on Saturday 26th June, 1pm to demand answers about the future of our community space. 

    *Bring an old key and a pal*

    *Social distancing - wear a mask*

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  • Edinburgh Member Defence Work Session

    Member defence work session offer union members the opportunity to learn more about our member defence structures, discuss difficult cases with other members, and learn how to support fellow members in fighting for their right to safe, affordable housing. For more details contact our Member Defence East Coast Coordinator Shaun at [email protected]

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  • Gorgie / Dalry July Branch Meeting

    • Thursday, July 01, 2021 at 06:00 PM
    • Zoom

    The monthly branch meeting for the Gorgie / Dalry branch is happening on July 1st, 6.30pm. For more details, to contribute to the branch agenda, or to find out more in advance of current local campaigns in the branch, contact the local organiser Sinead at [email protected]

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  • Outreach: Leith

    • Friday, July 02, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    • Out of the Blue Drill Hall; followed by doorknocking in local area


    The union is only as strong as it's members - Join fellow Leith branch members each Friday for outreach training to learn how to recruit your neighbours, spread awareness of local campaigns, and support other branch members through their housing struggles. Join local organiser Sinead each friday from 1-4pm in Out of the Blue Drill Hall for phone banking training followed by door knocking from 5-7pm.

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  • Introduction to Living Rent (East Coast)

    Member by member, Living Rent is growing stronger. This session outlines the union's history, vision and structure to support all members to understand their union. It provides an introduction to Living Rent, a description of the structures (branches, teams and roles) within the union and outlines some of the victories won by members fighting across Scotland.

    https://fb.me/e/2iy7XJfTL

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  • Each time, members speak to other residents, speak at events or to the press, you are presenting your union. This brings up multiple ‘semantic’ questions: how to present your union in an effective and empowering way? How to ensure that it is about members, tenants, residents coming together to achieve change? Come to this session to practice the ‘semantics of organising’ and how to effectively and powerfully present Living Rent as a union led by and for members!

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  • Come see how to navigate the planning system in Scotland and when can communities have their say on what gets built in their neighbourhood, from the initial development plans to specific planning applications. However, with power ultimately in the hands of the Scottish Ministers, there is only so far that legal avenues can take us. This session aims to look at the detail of the planning process, and hear from campaigners and Living Rent members who have successfully overturned a planning application.

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