Published and promoted by Martin Francis on behalf of Brent Green Party c/o 23 Saltcroft Close, Wembley, HA9 9JJ

20 Sep 2019

The youth climate strikers would like to invite you to attend a workshop about the Green New Deal on Thursday 26th September as part of their national week of climate action. The UK Student Climate Network are organising this workshop for local people and grassroots organisations in London in order to:

1.        Explain what the basic principles of the Green New Deal are
2.       Discuss how we can spread knowledge of a GND within our organisations and communities
3.       Brainstorm ideas about what a GND could mean for us - both on a national and local level

The workshop will be taking place at Preston Community Library (Carlton Avenue East, Wembley, HA9 8PL) from 6-8pm on Thursday 26th. If you would like to attend this workshop, please RSVP by purchasing a FREE ticket on our Eventbrite page below. We ask that tickets are limited to 2 per organisation, as we want to make sure we have a good variety of different groups.

19 Sep 2019

Join Brent Greens on Friday's Global Climate Strike

Brent environmental activists, politicians and trade unionists will be joining Council staff demonstrating solidarity with the Global Climate Strike on Friday morning with a rally outside Brent Civic Centre in Wembley.

They are answering the call from Greta Thunberg and other young climate activists for the older generation to support the campaign  for urgent action on the climate emergency.

Brent Council has given permission for Brent Council workers to join the rally with manager’s permission as long as their attendance does not affect service provision.

Brent citizen’s who recognise the threat posed by climate change are invited to join the Rally from 9.30am to 10am to show their support and to hear speeches from a broad range of speakers including a local school student.  Home made placards particularly welcome.

After the rally many of those attending will move on to the main solidarity event in Central London at Millbank, Westminster.

18 Sep 2019



 Our Green Party candidates for Brent Central (William Relton) and Simon Rebbit (Brent North) appearing at our Hustings Meeting Tuesday 17th September 7pm Brent Mencap 379-381 High Road, Willesden, NW10 2JR, where you can hear them explain why they are seeking your vote and answer any questions you may have.

 You will have been sent a voting link. If you cannot find it please check your spam file , Subject: Opa Voting Link

 Separately members of Brent Green Party who live in the Brent wards in the Hampstead and Kilburn Constituency could  attend hustings 17 September 2019 at: Kingsgate Community Centre, 107 Kingsgate Rd, London NW6 2JH 7pm start

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12 Sep 2019

Brent FoE/ TUC meeting 11/9/2019:"Green Jobs and Economy"

Brent FoE/ TUC meeting 11/9/2019:"Green Jobs and Economy" Introductions Ian Saville (Brent FoE) and Mary Adossides (Brent TUC) url: Sarah Wooley of The Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) url: Aaron Kiely of Friends of the Earth url: Councillor Roxanne Mashari (Brent) url: John Youel of Labour Green New Deal url: John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer url: Questions and discussion chaired by Ian Saville (Brent FoE) url: Closing remarks from the Panel url:

8 Sep 2019

Support and solidarity to the staff of Strathcona school

Brent Green Party and London Federation of Green Parties send Support and solidarity to the staff of Strathcona school  who will be going on strike with the support of the NEU to oppose the closure of the school. This closure  which damages the education of students at Strathcona and the communities which it serves, is happening inspite of numerous objections from students' parents and other members of the public. Brent council should be acting to defend Local authority education and not diminish it. 

P.Murry Trade Union Liaison Officer for Brent Green Party and London Federation of Green Parties

Support low paid food workers in Park Royal

Support low paid food workers in Park Royal


The workers at this major food manufacturer in Park Royal have overwhelmingly rejected 2 pay offers from management.
The GMB union has a £1/hr more campaign running and we are now at the stage of doing an indicative ballot for industrial action.
This is the first time that this workforce has been asked to take industrial action.  
Workers are mainly from Gujarat, Sri Lanka and Goa. There are many women workers. They make houmous and ready-meals for all the major supermarkets.
Most workers have worked there for many years and still only earn around the minimum-wage.
This is a major employer in the area, covering 3 factories and 1 warehouse and almost 4000 workers.

A fight here would send an important signal to all the low-waged migrant workers in London! Enough of poverty wages!

They need your support!
Workers are scared and unsure about the next steps.
This is why we want to increase their confidence and tell them ,"You can do this!"

Please come and show solidarity with us! (Hindi speakers especially would be useful).
The more the merrier!

3.15pm - 5.15pm (shift leaves 3.30pm and 5pm)







Brent Green Party and London Federation of Green Parties send support and solidarity to the workers of 
BAKKAVOR food manufacturers in Park Royal. Their work is important and deserves to be properly paid, we also support the GMB in representing these workers. Unions have a vital role to play in organising workers in this sector where exploitation often happens.

P.Murry Trade Union Liaison Officer for Brent Green Party and London Federation of Green Parties

4 Sep 2019

Hospitals and the nhs depend on Porters, cleaners, ward hostesses and kitchen staff

As Trade Union Liaison Officer for Brent and London Region Green Parties I would like to send Green Party support to the striking Medirest staff at Northwick Park Hospital. 

Hospitals and the nhs depend on Porters, cleaners, ward hostesses and kitchen staff who play a vital and grossly undervalued role in patient care and keeping hospitals hygenis, these workers deserve decent treatment and proper reward for their dedicated work NOW! 

in solidarity Peter Murry ,Trade Union Liaison Officer for Brent and London Region

Wednesday, 4 September 2019
Medirest staff to protest outside Northwick Park Hospital on Thursday 5 September over issues of wages, bullying and over work

Staff working for Medirest at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow are set to protest outside the hospital on Thursday 5th September from noon to 4pm over poor wages and what they say is overbearing management and heavy workload. 
Porters, cleaners, ward hostesses and kitchen staff who are employed by the multinational facility management company Medirest say that they have had enough.
A recent meeting organised by GMB heard many workers from the 80 strong crowd tell of how their workloads have increased and that many were being paid the National Minimum Wage £8.21 an hour.
Other concerns over a bullying supervisor were raised following the GMB presenting a petition signed by over half of the staff of 400.
Tahir Bhatti, GMB Regional Organiser said:
Last year we started to speak to the Medirest about increasing the wages from the minimum wage, as well as other issues.
Medirest have a lot of staff paid only the minimum wage, staff who clean up after patients, transport deceased patients and make sure the hospital functions. We feel that there should be respect and fairness for all Medirest workers. 
The union are calling for equal wages and a root and branch investigation into the concerns of the workers. 

Workers will stage a respectable protest outside the main entrance to the hospital.