Our manifesto for housing
We work in housing and homelessness organisations so we see the impact of the housing crisis in our working lives. We have to find places to live ourselves so we are also hit directly by the crisis ourselves. Click on the download button below to see the short ‘manifesto’ produced by the branch on how to solve the crisis.
It pulls together the discussions we have had in the branch in recent years. There is an election coming we can use it to put the case for serious action on housing on the agenda.
As a branch we have been supporting the housing and anti social cleansing protests that have taken place across London and we can use the manifesto to support those movements. The housing crisis is increasingly desperate, but are politicians taking it seriously? We will take our manifesto to other Unite branches and Labour movement organisations like trades councils to encourage discussion and suggest they endorse. We can also ask prospective parliamentary candidates to endorse it. Let us know how you get on!
There is plenty more on these issues on our branch website:
Unite is supporting a week of action defending council housing see here
Unite regional chair, Jim Kelly, writes on housing here
Unite conference policy on housing is summarised here
And we deal with the threat of housing association ‘privatisation’ here