As with many companies and organisations across the country, Leicester Red-Thread (LRT) gives support to one particular charitable organisation. In LRT`s case it is Leicester Unemployed Workers Centre Limited (LUWC Limited). LUWC Limited is in the process of registering as a charity.
Why support LUWC Limited?
The LUWC Limited charitable organisation is an independent company with it’s own Trustees elected by its own Members. Two of it’s Trustees, while independent of Leicester & District Trades Union Council and County Association, were nominated through the local trade union movement. The majority of the Trustees are nominated by its Members or, as in the case of needed `expert trustees`, co-opted by the LUWC Limited Board.
LRT is pleased to associate itself with LUWC Limited.
The aims of the LUWC Limited are set out in its Objects and are:
(a) the relief and prevention of poverty, particularly among unemployed and unwaged people and their families and dependents without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or disability;
(b) the relief of those in need because of financial hardship, in particular by the provision of free legal advice and assistance to persons who, through lack of means, would otherwise be unable to obtain such advice.
With hundreds of desperate people expected to seek help from a new Leicester trade union centre, the LUWC Charity will be able to support those in poverty or at risk of poverty and there-by provide a `public good`. To this end, LRT is happy to include feeds from LUWC Limited on our website.