ValuesOur values guide everything about how we work together as members of the union. They help us to struggle for the kind of world we want to live in and are crucial to building a powerful community of renters.
Taking action, building power
We use different types of collective action to build our power as renters and win.
The union belongs to its members
We are controlled by every one of our members. Every single member has a say and we take decisions collectively and democratically. Every member is encouraged to bring new ideas and suggestions.
We are a community
We support and stand up for each other in our housing struggles and look after one another as people. We value everyone’s contribution, from the people making the tea to the people on the picket line.
No one kept down
We recognise the forces like racism, sexism and homophobia that some of us are harmed by and some of us benefit from. We want to create a community that recognises and challenges this oppression and exploitation. We take responsibility for how we behave towards one another and support one another to challenge discrimination and treat each other better.
The power is in our hands
We have power when we come together. We support one another and share our skills, knowledge and time to find solutions to the problems we face.
Always listening, always learning
We all have something to learn. We all have something to teach. We listen and learn from one another to build our power and take control of our lives. We aim to create a kind, understanding community where members feel able to express themselves and and raise questions or concerns in a supportive atmosphere.
JOIN THE LONDON RENTERS UNION
We’re a members-led, campaigning union and we’re taking action to make sure all Londoners have a decent, affordable and secure home. Join our community today and become part of the movement to transform the housing system.
The signatories include leaders of trade unions Unite, Unison, NEU, GMB and CWU, tenant unions London Renters Union, Greater Manchester Housing Action and ACORN, and groups campaigning on housing policy such as New Economics Foundation and Generation Rent
Get Active online training session Get Active in the LRU Hello everyone If you’ve joined as a member recently and want to get stuck in, or if you’ve been involved for a little while and want to know more about how the LRU works, this training is for you! These are a...
What: Stop Evictions trainingWhen: Monday 29 March 2021 6pm-8pmLocation: Via Zoom. Register using the form below Are you in debt to your landlord? Are you worried about eviction? Do you want to learn how you can support your neighbours to stay in their homes? We’ve...