TENANTS AND trade unionists are preparing for a major lobby of parliament against council house privatisation on Wednesday 24 January. The lobby has been called to demand that New Labour drops its attempt to end council housing and force through the privatisation of all remaining 3.2 million council homes in Britain.
Protesters are also calling on the government to put in the investment needed to carry out the backlog of repairs on estates. The lobby is backed by the UNISON, UCATT and GMB unions, all of which have members whose jobs depend on council housing. UNISON has printed over 100,000 leaflets.
A growing number of MPs are rejecting New Labour's privatisation drive. Over 50 have now signed a parliamentary motion calling for a halt to privatisation, and many are sponsoring the lobby. Tenants' groups and associations are also backing the lobby. Activists are contacting UNISON and UCATT branches to organise transport and publicity.
MASS LOBBY OF PARLIAMENT
And rally at Westminster Central Hall, London Wednesday 24 January
For more information and leaflets, stickers, etc contact Defend Council Housing, PO Box 33519, London E8 4XW Phone 020 7275 9994 or fax 020 7254 2312