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Written by Lee, Newham & Leytonstone branchTwo weeks ago one hundred London Renters Union (LRU) members gathered in at Rich Mix in Shoreditch to celebrate, reflect and plan. From the get-go there was a sense of collective joy and pride as renters from...
The Coordinating Group ensures the union is working effectively as a whole
Our action secured a meeting with senior managers and politicians at Newham council
ITV told the story of how LRU member Mary was a victim of benefit discrimination. They didn’t tell you how she fought with our union and won.
To celebrate having more than 1,300 members and all that we’ve achieved together so far, we’re holding our first all-member assembly on Saturday 22nd June at Rich Mix!
The London Renters’ Union are looking for someone to do 1 paid day a month (7.5 hours) of Staff Supervision. Rate of pay: £110 per day. Role:The Supervisor will be responsible for meeting workers in person at least once a month, for a face to face meeting...
After a year of organising, Mary and the LRU have secured ALL of the money that Mary was owed, even when the law was on the side of the estate agents that had pressured her out of it.
Renters across the UK are getting organised and turning anger about our rigged housing system into effective political action
LRU members met with Advance Glenisters on Monday to negotiate repayment for fellow member Mary, as part of an ongoing campaign challenging the discrimination faced by recipients of housing benefits. Following the meeting, the union has agreed to pause the campaign against the company until the weekend, when Advance agreed to make a clear repayment offer for some of the debts Mary incurred to pay the costs they demanded of her last year.
Our community is growing, and street-based community outreach is a vital way that we build our power and our membership. For a taste of why it’s so important, check out this awesome short video from our Outreach group.
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