Last Year Alone:
  • The welfare rights service was accessed by 440 community residents from June 2007 to June 2008.
  • We have given advice to one hundred and twenty ex-dock workers and their families.
  • In addition we have maximised the income of the people who use the services we provide by approx £850,000.
  • In the past twelve months we have also successfully represented 23 local residents at benefit tribunals and appeals.
International Events – we helped to publicise and mobilise support for:
  • European Dockworkers – Spanish Dockworkers over Port Privatisation
  • ILWU – American West Coast Longshoreman’s – Building links with Liverpool and American working class cultures.

Founding Meetings.

  • Ageism in the Workplace.
  • Women’s Equal Pay Campaign.
  • Community over 50’s Remembrance Campaign.

Employment Advice – During the last 12 months we gave support and representation to 33 members of the local community who have been unfairly treated or bullied at work. The support included letters to employers, representation at disciplinary hearings (work place companion), referrals for union membership and the online lodging of Employment Tribunal Claims and representation at tribunal.
Industrial Injuries- During the last 12 months we helped over a 100 former industrial workers (Docks-Cammell Lairds-Seafarers) with General Statements-Background Information and Witness Support. On matters to do with:

  • Industrial Deafness
  • Asbestos Related Illnesses

 



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