Walk The next Retired Members and Friends walk will be on Monday August 18th,more details from here... Branch Meeting The next UCU London Retired Members branch meeting will be on Thursday September 25th, 2pm-4pm at the union's Carlow Street offices. Directions from here... Bahrain An article entitled "Bahrain: Trade Unions and the Struggle for Democracy" written by Dave Binns, who is a member of our branch, will shortly be posted on the MENA Solidarity website. Retired Members can get a preview from our own site here...
Protect the educational character of the City Lit and make NO compulsory redundancies
Cuts on Adult Education mean 73 jobs to go, but the cuts seem especially to target Disabled and Working Class Students; the Dept for Deaf Students and Fresh Horizons, the Department for Access are about to be massacred.
The UCU and GMB branches are campaigning against these awful cuts. Sign the petition here...
National Demonstration for Gaza
Saturday 19th July, assemble at 12 noon outside Downing Street, London SW1, nearest tube Westminster.
6pm - 9.30pm Monday 14 July May Day Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH Map: http://maydayrooms.org/contact/ The Marikana Miners Solidarity Campaign (UK) are showing the film 'Miners Shot Down' followed by a discussion with film maker Rehad Desai, and a platinum mineworker who is a rank and file union organiser.
July 10th Public Sector Strike and Demonstration
The UCU London Retired Members will meet at 11:30 am at on the corner of Oxford Street and Argyll Street, by Oxford Circus tube station, short walk to the BBC at Portland Place where the demo starts. The march is scheduled to move off at 12 noon, so hopefully not too much standing around. If you need to make contact on the day, my mobile phone number is: 078757 91513