Wyndford Tenants Union - Nothing is too good for the Wyndford.

Wyndford Tenants Union - Nothing is too good for the Wyndford.

After months of working together in the Wyndford Housing Scheme Local members of Living Rent and Wyndford Residents Association earlier this month met and agreed to merge and relaunch as Wyndford Tenant's Union a local Neighbourhood branch of Living Rent.

At this meeting members explored why a local Tenant Union was needed, what they would like to achieve and how they would do it. To get these points across members have drafted the following statement which is to be distributed around the neighbourhood as part of ongoing organising efforts.

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Wyndford Tenants Union - Nothing is too good for the Wyndford.

 

Is your rent too high?

Is antisocial behaviour hurting our scheme?

Do you want a strong and neighbourly community?

Do The Housing treat homeowners and tenants fairly?

How do we make The Housing accountable?

Do you want to protect and improve community facilities?

Isn’t it time we all stood together?

 

We are your neighbours. We’ve joined a Scotland wide fighting tenants union

called Living Rent. We’re not linked to any political parties or religious groups. We

want to be strong for our community. We fight for the things that matter to us in our

area. Our strength comes from standing together.

 

We are the strength of our neighbours - we build power through our members. We

want to speak to everyone in the scheme, to talk together to fight for what matters

with strength. If you want to stand with us together against the landlord, factor, debt

collector and fight for the things that matter to all of us, join today.

 

Sam Matthews a local Resident was impressed by the ongoing work in the neighbourhood and said the following in support of the growing Union branch:

"I think it's very positive... lots of people feel on their own and daunted by various issues that you are trying to tackle ... for example when I was in 171 and getting ripped off by the power company over an imposed debt when they installed the new heating/ hot water I felt completely helpless... good to have a larger group with knowledge of how to face all these issues."

 

Joey Simons a member of the Glasgow wide Organising Team expressed the enthusiasm in the wider Union for the newly forming branch by saying:

"The establishment of a local branch in the Wyndford represents a massive step forward for Living Rent and tenant struggles across the city. The Wyndford has a proud history of working class struggle and vital experience which will strengthen the entire union. Living Rent had been clear from the start that community organisation will be key to building genuinely transformative change, and the blocks are being hauled into places! Nothing's too good for the Wyndford!"

 

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The local group have agreed to set their sights high looking to intensively build their branch through, recruitment, training and development over the next 4 months. All building towards a major launch event when the branch will be officially constituted and leaders elected.

If you stay in the Wyndford and would like to get involved please get in touch my emailing maryhill@livingrent.org and joining the union from £3pm.