Artificial intelligence meeting series: join the discussion!

Over the next months we’re dedicating the first half of our branch meetings to the subject of artificial intelligence. We’ve got a number of speakers lined up to give us a 20-25 minute introduction, which will be followed by free discussion. We feel that as technologists we have useful things to say about the profound impact AI is having on society, including on our working lives, and that our branch is an ideal place to host these debates.

Branch meetings are only open to branch members or invited guests such as our guest speakers. You can join Unite the Union here.

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Summer 2023 events

We’re encouraging members to take part in these events over the summer:

National Shop Stewards Network conference

The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) is holding its conference on Saturday 24 June in Conway Hall, London between 11am and 4.30pm. From the NSSN’s bulletin:

The last year has proven that striking works, but the cost of living squeeze on workers is unrelenting. Alongside how to build solidarity with the current strikes, key questions for discussion at the Network conference will therefore include:

• How can we be better prepared for inevitable future strikes?

• It is possible to ‘all strike together’ in a 24-hour general strike?

• How can we fight the threat from the latest Tory undemocratic anti-union ‘minimum service’ legislation?

Hundreds of thousands of workers have been on strike for the first time. Many hundreds if not thousands have become workplace reps or stewards for the first time. Our conference will bring together active rank-and-file trade unionists – both new and longstanding – from across the whole of the trade union movement, including every union that has been involved in strike action. All union members are very welcome to attend and to fully participate in the discussion.

You can register on the day or by emailing Members of Unite London Digital & Tech who attend can claim their attendance fee and travel expenses from the branch.

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Unite Executive Council election

Our branch nominated the following candidates at our meeting on 12 January 2023.

All candidates’ addresses and other details of the election can be found on the CES website. Ballots are being dispatched from Friday 27 March 2023 and voting closes at noon on Tuesday 25 April 2023. Members who have not received a ballot paper by 13 April 2023 should contact the ballot enquiry service by emailing

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Support your local picket line!

Union members everywhere are having to take strike action, often over terms and conditions but overwhelmingly over pay. The cost of living crisis is driving this. The Consumer Price Index is at over 10%, and food and drink costs have gone up 16.8% in the last year. We want to play our part in supporting … Read more

Nominations meeting for Unite’s Executive Council

In accordance with the Rules of Unite it is necessary to elect members of the Unite Executive Council which will hold office until 30th April 2026. In accordance with the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 Civica Election Services has been appointed to act as Independent Scrutineer for this ballot. They can be … Read more

Workers Can Win! book launch

Our branch is sponsoring the London launch of Workers Can Win! A Guide to Organising At Work, by trade union activist Ian Allinson and published by Pluto Press, on Saturday 15 October. More details here. Register on Eventbrite. Registration is free and all are welcome!

Basic Organising Training, part two

Our next branch meeting, on 21 April, will include part two of our Basic Organising Training programme. This’ll also be our first hybrid in-person/online meeting! All members welcome to attend!

Invitations will be in members’ mailboxes shortly.

Basic Organising Training

Next week’s branch meeting will be the first of two sessions of Basic Organising Training! This first session covers our rights at work, how to speak to our colleagues about the union, the union’s status in recognised and unrecognised workplaces, and more. Branch members should have the invitation in their inbox. If not, get in touch!

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