December 1st – LRU Members Training Day
9.45am – 5pm // Saturday 1st December
Docklands and Carpenters Centre
98 Gibbins Road, E15 2HU
Nearest tube: Stratford.
We’re excited for the future of the union. We now have 700 members. Since we launched this summer, we’ve built branches in Newham, Lewisham and Hackney, and supported dozens of renters to stand up to their landlord or estate agent. We’ve won vital repairs and helped members secure rehousing through collective action. The union has resisted several evictions across London. We’ve made the headlines.
We’ve shown that renters can be powerful when we come together, but we want to be much bigger. Renters across London face a rigged housing system stacked against them and sky high rents. We have work to do.
We are holding our first core training day for LRU members on the 1st December at Docklands and Carpenters Centre, from 9.45 to 5pm. This will be a chance for members to build the skills needed to grow our union from the bottom up. We recommend that every union member come on the core training at some point, and are committed to making this possible, whatever your access needs are.
The training is free for LRU members but please register using the form on this page.
At the training we will learn how to support each other as renters and how to be confident in standing up to landlords. We will also learn how the union works and how we can build the power we need to transform the housing system. And we will discuss how to build the union so we can reach even more fellow renters.
The training day is free and open to all members. Free childcare is provided. There will be lunch, tea and coffee.
Register for the training using this form
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