Values

Our 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.

Our values

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.

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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.

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LATEST NEWS

Update on our new groups strategy – April 2021

Update on our new groups strategy – April 2021

LRU has almost doubled in size in the last 12 months, and there’s lots of interest in how we are structured and what opportunities there are for organising locally. Our structures come out of how we organise, so really this is a question about how we think we’ll win!

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Work to live: building power in your workplace and your neighbourhood

Work to live: building power in your workplace and your neighbourhood

A special joint event by London Renters Union (LRU) and United Voices of the World (UVW). We will discuss how our struggles intersect, and strategize how we can build power both in our workplaces and in our neighbourhoods. There will be space for members from both organisations to share issues that are impacting you, there will be discussions on your employment rights and your renters rights.

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17th April 11am – Branchless members forum

17th April 11am – Branchless members forum

On Saturday April 17th at 11am LRU will be holding its first ever Branchless Members Forum! As agreed at last year’s All Member Assembly, the forum will be a space for LRU members who don’t live in a branch area to connect with other members, learn about what is...

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