Thursday 11 February 2021

Brent Trades Council Meeting: "Toward Zero Covid: a campaign to beat the pandemic in Brent" - Wednesday February 24th


Brent Trades Council's next meeting will be an online rally "Toward Zero Covid: a campaign to beat the pandemic in Brent" on Wednesday February 24th at 7pm.

Our panel of speakers include :
Helen O'Connor, GMB and ex-nurse, who leads on this campaign on the People's Assembly

Shelly Asquith from the TUC who has been invited to speak on the importance of unionisation and working with Labour councils

Dr Jonathan Fluxman from Unite Doctors branch on the proposed campaign in Brent urging Brent Council to provide hotel accommodation when a family member needs to self-isolate .  Households are the most common place for spread of the virus and we have many low-income overcrowded households in Brent, an important reason for the high death rate in the borough.   
Patrick Vernon (OBE and member of Unison). He will address the difficult question of vaccine hesitancy. Amongst other achievements, Patrick was awarded an OBE in 2012 for his work on tackling health inequalities and was included in the 2020 Power list of 100 influential Black People in Britain.

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