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Interview with Martha Crawford - Good Jobs Campaign's Operations Manager


Martha Crawford, Operations Manager for the Good Jobs Campaign, is responsible for managing the training programmes that we run with employer and education institution partners. Since joining Citizens UK in November 2015, Martha has worked hard to oversee the direction of the Good Jobs Campaign from its early stages.






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Being a part of Maun Valley Citizens provides more opportunities for your institution than you might think. Here is what comes with membership:

  • Bespoke Community Leadership Training - taught by fully-trained organisers for over 20 years, your institution receives free unlimited places on local two-day training courses, run ~3 times a year, and a Newman University accredited six-day national course.
  • Participation in Neighbourhood, Maun Valley-wide and UK-Wide campaigns - your members are welcome to join our existing strategy teams, which are using a well-practised method to win change on Homelessness, Loneliness, Welcome and Fair Work in Maun Valley.
  • The Time and Support of Professional Citizens UK Community Organisers - working with the interests of each member institution at heart, your members will be able to meet Bradley, our organiser, to develop as leaders and explore opportunities to participate across the alliance.
  • Connections with other Local Institutions with Similar Values - we are a diverse, growing alliance with an especially large contingent of schools, and you will be able to build relationships with these institutions and to work together for the common good.


Contact Bradley, our Organiser, on bradley.myers@citizensuk.org or 07494787254 to find out more or to discuss how much membership might cost. We hope you will find worth in joining our powerful alliance!

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Presenting Our Impact

A Short Presentation On All We Have Achieved

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Affordable homes celebration for London Citizens as two new Community Land Trust sites announced

Members of London Citizens in South and East London celebrated today as the Mayor of London announced a programme to pilot bringing forward small publicly-owned sites to boost the capital’s small homebuilders sector.

The two biggest sites are guaranteed to be 100% community land trust (CLT) homes.

This will mean 60 more families living in a genuinely and permanently affordable CLT homes, priced according to local incomes. Those families will no longer have to choose between overcrowded, indecent living conditions or leaving their friends, family and community for good.

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Young Women and Good Jobs: Changing Attitudes to Engineering #100yearssuffragettes


Following on from our post earlier this week on young Muslim women and the Good Jobs Campaign, meet Sanna Shabir, 22, from East London, who is an Engineering Technician working at Atkins Global, a leading Design, Engineering and Project Management consultancy.






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Challenging representation of Muslim women in the media #Vote100 #100years


Bushra Dunne, 17, helped launch the migrant youth-led Stand Up Stand Out campaign to address the problems of media reporting and treatment of both refugees and ethnic minority women in the UK. She feels that some of the current news narratives are feeding not only misunderstanding but acts of hate crime. She currently lives and attends school in London after moving from Newcastle. Here, she provides more insight into the background of the campaign and its work for change.

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Young Muslim Women and Citizens UK's Good Jobs Campaign


Reshma, 20, a student at the University of Westminster, is doing a placement at Citizens UK as part of their Good Jobs Campaign. To mark #100years since women got the vote, Reshma discusses the role of the campaign in providing opportunities for young Muslim women and how there's still some way to go before women across society are treated fairly and equally.





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Misogyny as a Hate Crime: Women campaigners of today #Vote100

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100 years since the extension of the franchise to 8 million women, CitizensUK is featuring interviews all week with the women campaigners who are fighting social justice and women’s battles facing communities today.

Getting the vote was hard fought over decades of organising, protest and lobbying. Many things have improved since then, but there are still day-to-day injustices that form part of daily life for women leaders in 2018.

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Manchester Divided: The true cost of Alexis Sanchez’s record £400,000 a week salary


Community leaders from Manchester Citizens call foul play on low pay at Old Trafford as the January 2018 winter transfer window closes with record outlays and sky-high player salaries.

As Manchester United is once again named as the richest club in the world, life on low pay for sub-contracted workers at the Theatre of Dreams is a very real nightmare. 

Sign our open letter calling for Manchester United to become an accredited Living Wage employer here.

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