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From: Defend Council Housing 
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Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2012 4:00 AM

            Stop privatisation; improve existing and build a new generation of first class council housing   
                  Tenants lobbying Labour's conference in Manchester next week are demanding a programme of direct investment in a new generation of council housing.
                  And Councils will also be pushed to keep secure tenancies and really-affordable rents, and block evictions. Labour conference meeting 2 Oct 6pm
                  Shadow CLG minister Chris Williamson MP will speak alongside Mick Weston, chair of Leeds Tenants Fed, Austin Mitchell MP, Gail Cartmail assistant gen sec UNITE, Neil Vernon UCATT and Eileen Short DCH, on Tue 2nd 6pm - see leaflet here.March on 20 October
                  DCH is organising to get tenants and housing workers, alongside councillors, MPs and housing campaigners, on the TUC demonstration 20 October in London A Future that Works.
                  Trades Unions are calling for a mass council housing investment programme (see page 22, motion 42 Housing here) and new TUC General Secretary-elect Frances O'Grady says 'Now, more than ever, let's defend council housing.'
                  A big tenant and housing workers turnout will step up pressure on Government, and keep council housing high on the agenda of trade union leaders and politicians.New DCH newspaper out now
                  See new paper here and contact info at defendcouncilhousing.org.uk, 020 3371 2031 to order copies: £20 for 100/£120 for 1,000.Dates and events
                  Lobby Labour conference Manchester from 30 Sept, with DCH fringe meeting Friend Meeting House 6 Mount St M2 5NS 6pm Tue 2nd October.leaflet here.
                  Leeds conference on Welfare Reform, 13 October 10.30am-1pm, Leeds Civic Hall, organised by Leeds Tenants Federation. See booking form here.
                  And see Leeds DCH leaflet against Bedroom Tax here. 
            To stop getting DCH broadcasts reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in subject. 
            For background information on the demand for investment in council housing and who supports the campaign see www.defendcouncilhousing.org.uk 

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