Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Unemployed Workers Project meets this Friday, July 8 at 11am

With unemployment rising, and with fewer jobs becoming available, many people in Hackney are facing the prospect of long-term unemployment and the consequent isolation and poverty that accompanies it. As a community we have an obligation to support the unemployed, not least because in the current economic climate, none of us can feel secure.

The first meeting of our unemployed workers project will be this Friday 8 July at 11am, at the Community Hall, 8 Navarino Mansions, Dalston Lane E8 1LB.

The first session will be an open discussion about what an unemployed workers project looks like in Hackney. We will explore:
·      which support agencies and community institutions we need to approach and how to win their support
·      how to bring unemployed people together to create a voice that will be listened to
·      how to win longer term funding for a permanent unemployed workers centre in Hackney.

Lunch will be provided

The initial project will run for 13 successive Fridays, and will conclude with a conference for the unemployed.

You can help by
·      Coming along on Friday if you are unemployed
·      Sending messages of support if you are part of a community organisation prepared to work with Hackney’s unemployed
·      By cascading this email on to friends, neighbours and former colleagues who are unemployed.

Sending us your ideas for how to sustain an unemployed workers project in the borough.

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