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Citizens UK calls on Premier League clubs to become Living Wage Employers

 

Citizens UK have sent open letters to the chairmen of West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal Football Clubs calling on them to follow the recent commitment by Everton FC to become a Living Wage club.

 Despite the Premier League announcing in 2015 that their clubs must pay all of their directly employed staff a Living Wage - that is not extended to many of the sub-contracted staff on match days who are often on low pay.

 

 

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North London Open House Encourages Landlords to Rent to Syrian Refugees

Community groups supported by North London Citizens, part of Citizens UK, are holding an Open House this Thursday to show landlords that renting homes to Syrian refugees families can be a life-changing experience for everyone involved - and make financial sense.

Paul Eedle of Muswell Hill Methodist Church, which is working to bring a Syrian family to the UK under the government’s new Community Sponsorship scheme, and Atia Lokhat-Hafezjee, a landlord who has rented a flat to a newly-arrived Syrian family in Tottenham, have organised the event to confront head-on the suspicions which many landlords have of renting to families on housing benefit.

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Interview with Andrew Attfield, Barts Health NHS Trust

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Andrew Attfield works for one of the partner employers on the Good Jobs Campaign – Barts Health NHS Trust. His role as an Associate Director for Public Health is to work on health improvement of the community. Some of Andrew's responsibilities include implementation of a Trust-wide smoke-free policy, alcohol screening and oversight of work addressing the wider determinants of health including local employment. We spoke to Andrew about the benefits the Good Jobs Programme brings to Barts Health NHS Trust and why they are a Principal Partner.

 

 

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Greater Manchester Citizens send message to show we want to build bridges and not walls

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Greater Manchester Citizens, a chapter of the national community organising group Citizens UK are dong an action this coming Friday 20th January bringing together communities to show solidarity towards immigrants and refugees with the rest of the world. On the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the USA, banners will be dropped from bridges across the country to send a simple, hopeful message: we will build bridges, not walls in the face of hate, fear, lies and division.

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Creative Solutions Must Trump Shame in Our Communities

Citizens UK supports Bridges not Walls  Friday 20th January London and Manchester

“We must seek solutions to the world’s problems that don’t make us hang our heads in shame from inside gated and walled communities”, says Citizens UK chief, Neil Jameson, supporting actions nationwide calling for us to Build Bridges Not Walls, to mark Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States of America.

On Friday members of Citizens UK will take part in 'Bridges not Walls', dropping 100 banners from bridges across the country to send a simple, hopeful message: we will build bridges, not walls, in the face of the hate and fear, lies and division. 'Bridges not Walls' is an unprecedented partnership between grassroots activists and campaigners working on a diverse range of issues, formed in the aftermath of the shock US election result.

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Inauguration Day Action: Build Bridges Not Walls

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On 20th January 2017 Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. That day, together, we will drop banners from bridges across the country to send a simple, hopeful and unmistakable message: we will build bridges not walls, to a peaceful and just world rid of oppression and hatred.

Please join on a bridge near you at 8.30am.

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Oxford Street Brands urged to “Be Like Lego"

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Citizens UK are set to hold a public action in Oxford Street on Monday 19th December in order to call on retailers to rethink their advertising in newspapers that divide, demonise and discriminate against minorities.

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Safe Passage chosen for Guardian and Observer Christmas charity appeal

We are delighted that Citizens UK’s Safe Passage programme has been chosen by the Guardian and Observer for their Christmas charity appeal

In recognition of the mountains we have moved this year, and of the fact there is still so much more to do, Guardian and Observer readers will help us find safe and legal routes to sanctuary for even more vulnerable unaccompanied child refugees across Europe, as well as helping those newly arrived in the UK.

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Tyne & Wear Citizens Annual Meeting

Tyne & Wear Citizens warmly invite you to our Annual Meeting

Date: Wednesday 7th December
Time: 6.30-8.30pm (to be seated by 6.15pm)
Venue: St John’s Church, Church Hall, bottom of Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5JG

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TELCO celebrates 20 years of people power in east London and sets ambitious vision for the future

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On Thursday 17th November, 300 organised citizens from Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney, Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Barking and Dagenham gathered at the London Muslim Centre for the Delegates Assembly and Annual Meeting, and to celebrate TELCO’s 20th Anniversary.

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