Here are our upcoming events
- Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM
- Online, Zoom
- 32 people are going
Meeting ID: 955 6297 0597
Member by member Living Rent is growing stronger. If you have recently joined, looking to get more involved or want to understand the union's history, vision and structure better come along to this training!
This session covers:
Sign up below to receive the zoom link (check you spam!)We’ll start at 11am sharp so come 5 minutes early and invite a friend/neighbour to come along :)Get to grips with the vision of Living Rent and be part of building one of the most exciting grassroots unions in Scotland.This training is part of Living Rent’s training programme supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation.
- an introduction to Living Rent
- the structure: branches, teams and roles
- information around getting involved and next steps
- Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 06:30 PM
- Shawlands United Reformed Church, 111 Moss Side Rd, Glasgow, G41 3TP
- 7 people are going
The proposed development of Shawlands Arcade represents one of the biggest changes to the area in recent years. In the midst of a rent crisis, and a serious lack of homes suitable for families living in the Southside of Glasgow, the idea to develop 600 one and two bed apartments in a bid to extract high rents to maximise profits for investors, is an insult to the local community. Shawlands needs more family orientated and social housing, not more luxury apartments.
Read about the development here: https://www.livingrent.org/shawlands_arcade_development
At this strategy meeting, members will plan the next steps of the campaign to stop the Shawlands Arcades Development.
** Members only **
If you are not yet a member, join now: https://www.livingrent.org/join
Covid Safety Rules:
- bring a face mask
- respect social distancing measures
- do not attend if you have symptoms or are waiting for test results
- take a lateral flow test before hand
Living Rent is going from strength to strength as Scotland’s tenants’ union. With a growing branch-based structure, moving organising beyond the Central Belt, more organising staff and more ambitious campaigning, there’s a lot going on!
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an opportunity for us to reflect and celebrate our union, make some important decisions on structure and strategy and elect our new National Committee. This year it falls on Saturday, 2nd October, 2-4.30PM. We are taking a cautious approach to covid and planning to have it online. This worked last year but we really hope that in 2022 we can all meet in person.
All Living Rent members and supporters are invited to the AGM: whether you have just joined or have been a longstanding member, come along to have your say, understand your union and meet fellow members. You will also:
- Hear back from the National Committee (NC) around Living Rent’s annual achievements (including membership growth & financial situation)
- Elect the National Committee (a group of members who oversee the organisation’s governance)
- Discuss and vote on motions proposed by branches
The motions, agenda, biographies for the NC candidates and details around the voting procedure will be circulated closer to the date. In order to facilitate registration and voting, we ask that members of the same household register separately. Come along to learn more about your union, celebrate each branch and campaign’s successes, discuss the upcoming year with fellow members, and get to know the next National Committee!
If you wish to stand for election to the National Committee or want your branch to submit a motion, and aren’t sure about the process, get in touch with your branch Secretary and Chair. If your branch is not formally constituted yet, speak to Emma Saunders: [email protected]
Please bear in mind that this meeting is only open to current members and supporters of Living Rent. If you are unable to attend, or wonder whether this meeting is for you, please get in touch with Living Rent’s national organiser Emma, on [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you there!
Elli, Chair of Living Rent National Committee
- Sunday, October 03, 2021 at 10:00 AM
- 5 people are going
Member Defence Training Day for Partick, Knightswood branches and other North Glasgow members. Welcome to all Living Rent members and supporters.
This all-day training will run through the Member Defence process from start to finish. From first meeting a tenant, to glorious victory over your sleekit landlord.
Part 1- Introduction to Member Defence and first meeting with tenant
Part 2- Letter-writing and strategy-planning
Part 3- Tactics and Direct Action
Part 4- Negotiation.
No matter you're experience, sign up, come along and build your skills to defend your neighbours.
The aim is for the training to be in person, following Covid protocols, with food provided. Members are currently looking for venue options, it is crucial attendees sign up beforehand to get an idea of numbers. Please update Jack, if you have childcare or access needs.
- Tuesday, October 05, 2021 at 06:30 PM
- Shawlands United Reform Church, 111 Moss Side Rd, Glasgow, G41 3TP
The Shawlands/Langside October branch meeting will take place on Tuesday 5th October, 6.30-8pm at the Shawlands United Reform Church (111 Moss-Side Rd, Shawlands G41 3TP).
Join member defence reps from the Leith branch to discuss the work of the team in supporting members who have issues in their homes and neighbourhoods. Tonight we will be discussing upcoming cases and future training, so this is a great chance to for members who are new to member defence in the union. All are welcome!
- Thursday, October 07, 2021 at 06:00 PM
Join your local branch for their monthly branch meeting! To hear more about the agenda and location of these meetings contact your local organiser Sinead at [email protected]
- Thursday, October 07, 2021 at 06:30 PM
- Online, Zoom
- 8 people are going
Living Rent members in Govanhill, Govan, Partick and Dennistoun are uniting with the city's cleansing workers to say enough is enough. No more quick fixes. No more half measures. The city needs investment. As COP26 is set to put a global spotlight on Glasgow this November, residents and council workers will be taking action to hold Susan Aitken's administration to account.
All members taking part in the city-wide action on Saturday 23rd October are invited to join this Action Planning meeting on Thursday 7th October, 6.30pm to finalise the preparation for the day of action!
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- Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 05:30 PM
- Glasgow Women's Library
Across Dennistoun and the east end, streets and backcourts are in no fit state to live in. When world leaders some to Glasgow for COP26, will they see how Glasgow City Council have left the city?
Glasgow's cleansing services are severely underfunded and every passing year brings new cuts. Overflowing bins, rampant flytipping and a booming rat population are now common sights across Scotlands biggest city. Residents and cleansing workers alike face unsanitary and even hazardous conditions in their streets and backcourts. When pressed for answers on the city's waste crisis, council leader Susan Aitken responded that Glasgow merely has ‘problematic patches’ which need a ‘spruce up’ in advance of COP26.
Residents and cleansing workers are uniting to say enough is enough.
Join the Dennistoun branch to plan an action to fight for investment in Glasgow's services
Thursday 14th October, 5.30-7pm- Glasgow Womens Library (G40 1BP)
Any access needs, contact Jack (details below).
- Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 01:00 PM
- tbc, central Edinburgh
IN PERSON OUTREACH TRAINING EDINBURGH
Outreach, is the bread and butter of Living Rent. Talking to people is best way to recruit members, build your branch, find issues to fight on and bring your neighbours together around a shared campaign. This training will cover.
- The 6 step organising conversation for stalls and doors. How to build anger, hope and action/commitment in your conversations.
- Practicing scenarios you encounter when doing outreach
- Getting stuck right in on a street stall and learning how to give feedback to each other.
- Materials to bring: pen, note pad, sanitiser, mask, water & warm clothes.
- COVID: take a lateral flow before attending.
This training is open to all members, no matter what your experience doing outreach is.