Tuesday, 25 October 2016

SERTUC activities and news

SERTUC activities and news

SERTUC Women’s Rights Committee

White Ribbon Day: Let’s end violence against women and girls Friday 25 November 6pm Congress House with speakers: James Chespy White Ribbon Campaign, Hilary Burrage campaigner, Diana Holland Unite AGS followed by a glass of wine! Please register atsertuc@tuc.org.uk

SERTUC TU Education

·         For Union reps courses and H&S reps courses from January 2017, see https://www.tuceducation.org.uk/index.php
·         Any queries? Contact rhancock@tuc.org.uk

Levellers Day 2017

·         Friday 19 May 2017 Levellers Night at the CWU’s education centre and Alvescot
·         Saturday 20 May 20117 Levellers Day commemoration, march and debate at the Burford Recreation Ground

Burston Strike School Rally 2017

Sunday 3 September 2017 – note the date now!

Celebrating 50 years of the 1967 Abortion Act

SERTUC Women’s Rights Committee is supporting Abortion Rights’ events January 2017 to October 2018. http://www.abortionrights.org.uk/the-abortion-act-turns-50/

Trade union actions

RMT Support Southern Conductors demo and rally

Tuesday 1 November Protest 12.30, Rally in Parliament 14.00 with speakers Mick Cash RMT, Manuel Cortes TSSA, Andy McDonald MP, Caroline Lucas MP https://www.rmt.org.uk/campaigns/rail/keep-southern-trains-safe/

Unite supporting a film for a piano to Havana

“In spite of everything” Friday 28 October 7pm, London http://cubanos.org.uk/eventos

PCS, Unison, Unite demonstration for libraries, museums and galleries

Saturday 5 November, assemble 12 noon at the British Library. Here’s the information from the TUC’s latest affiliate, the Artists Union of England http://www.artistsunionengland.org.uk/event/national-libraries-museums-galleries-demonstration/

Trades Council actions

Harlow trades council

Fundraiser for Refugee Treatment Centre, film show plus Q&A with director Wednesday 2 November doors open 7.20pm. 07449 444 770harlowtradescouncil@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1131908703522888&set=gm.1403459586334996&type=3&theater

Bromley trades council

First Annual Conference for trade union members and community activists Saturday 19 November 10am NHS & Social Care facts, Learn about local services, link and work with others. More form bromleytradescouncil@gmail.com

Chelmsford trades council

Banner Theatre with “Chicago: the great teachers’ strike” Monday 28 November 7pm £10/£5. More from acoburn@blueyonder.co.uk

Peterborough trades council

Peterborough Women’s Festival Saturday and Sunday 4-5 March 2017 Women and Education peterboroughtuc@gmail.com for more information

Redbridge trades council annual fundraising dinner

Tuesday 8 November 7pm with Sarah Jackson (co-author of Voices from History: East London Suffragettes) £15 detailsrtucsecretary@btinternet.com 07956 656 086

Other actions/events

SPOT (Solidarity with the people of Turkey)

Conference Saturday 29 October 10am London “Turkey after the failed coup and the battle for democracy”, speakers include Christine Blower NUT, Steve Hedley RMT, Owen Tudor TUC, Chris Baugh PCS, Fatih Polat Evrensel newspaper, Sebnem Korur Financi THRF, Fehim Tastejin journalist, Thomas Marois SOAS, Kate Osamor MP, Aydin Cubukcu journalist, Lindsey German STWC, Barry White NUJ, Weyman Bennett SUTR. More here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/turkey-after-the-failed-coup-and-the-battle-for-democracy-tickets-28564162178

Gender matters in international peacemaking

Saturday 19 November 11am London. Speakers Laila Alodaat WILPF, Kirsten Campbell Goldsmiths Uni, Lisa Gormley LSE, Sarah Ogbay Uni of Manchester. Info here http://www.womensgrid.org.uk/groups/?p=4564

A world to win: posters of protest and revolution

At the William Morris Gallery, London, until 15 January 2017. See http://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-43/a-world-to-win-posters-of-protest-and-revolution/

Fuel Poverty Action AGM

Thursday 3 November Brixton 7pm Contact fuelpovertyaction@gmail.com

The Workers Beer Company wants volunteers from the East of England for the Latitude festival

WBC donates £7 per hour worked to your organisation. Contact dannymackay@hotmail.com with WBC in the subject line for more information

Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign

·         Trade union briefing on Wednesday 2 November 5.30pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trade-union-briefing-tickets-28221202376?utm_term=eventurl_text

Ruskin College, Oxford

BA International Labour & Trade Union Studies cholmes@ruskin.ac.uk and MA Global Labour & Social Change imanborde@ruskin.ac.ukcourses starting in January 2017 https://www.ruskin.ac.uk/courses2/labour-and-social-change-2/international-labour-and-trade-union-studies-ba-hons-2

Prostate Cancer UK quiz night

NPC lobby Wednesday 2 November

Lobby of parliament Wednesday 2 November 12 noon plus rally in parliament info@npcuk.org

Marx Memorial Library events

·         Course “Trade Unions & Power” 1, 8, 15 November 7pm £30 http://www.marx-memorial-library.org.uk/education/trade-union/trade-unions-power-course
·         Tolpuddle Martyrs: save our history fundraising to preserve the Dorset papers covering the Martyrs 1834 to 1836 http://www.marx-memorial-library.org.uk/support-us/tolpuddle-martyrs-appeal


To add to this newsletter contact mdobney@tuc.org.uk

Sunday, 23 October 2016

The Calais Sessions

The Calais Sessions

An eclectic group of musicians from 'the jungle' refugee camp in Calais alongside UK musicians join together and feature in their first album. All recorded in a makeshift recording studio in the camp.

Music made in the Calais 'jungle' by the talented musicians there, facilitated by The Calais Sessions music project.

Listen to the music on "Bandcamp"...
Learn more about the The Calais Sessions project...
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Friday, 21 October 2016

From Grunwick to Deliveroo - migrant workers, trade unions & the new economy

From Grunwick to Deliveroo - migrant workers, trade unions & the new economy



A one-day conference on migrant workers, trade unions and the new economy.

Forty years ago Asian women at Grunwick led a strike for basic human dignity at work and for the right to join to a trade union. Today these battles are still being fought, often by migrant workers in precarious employment conditions. The experiences of workers at Byron revealed the extent to which migrant workers can be exploited by 'the new economy' and tossed aside when no longer needed, while those at Deliveroo showed that resistance is both necessary and possible.

This one-day conference will bring together campaigners, trade unionists, activists and thinkers to examine the changing nature of work and the terrains for resistance.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26TH 10.30AM-5.30PM

Willesden Library Centre
95 High Road
London
NW10 2SF

Willesden Green tube (Jubilee line)

Although a free event, please ensure you book your place HERE as spaces are limited.

Sessions will include: 

  • The legacy of Grunwick
  • Do we need independent trade unions?
  • Building community support
  • What does Brexit mean for workers
  • Resisting immigration raids
  • Building community support
  •  

Confirmed participants are:

  • Rita Chadha (Refugee and Migrant Forum Essex and London
  • Dr Sundari Anitha
  • Suresh Grover (The Moniroring Group)
  • Anti Raids Network
  • Amrit Wilson (writer, activist)
  • Durham teaching assistants
  • Jack Dromey MP
  • Unite Hotel Workers Branch
  • United Workers of the World Union (Deliveroo and other campaigns)
  • More to be announced

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Transforming Lives, a UCU campaign

 Dear colleague,

I wanted to update you on 'Transforming Lives', a UCU campaign which showcases the power of further education (FE) to change lives.

The first remarkable case studies are collected here.

It is hard not to be moved by the life stories of the amazing people found by project authors Vicky Duckworth and Rob Smith.

The recurring theme in these stories is the influence of a committed and inspiring teacher. Yet since 2010 thousands of teaching jobs have been cut from colleges in order to save money.

UCU has calculated that to replace capacity in further education lost since 2009/10 will require 15,000 additional teachers and £700m additional public investment. That is an essential investment in the people who need FE most.

In the coming months we will, with your help, be showing politicians the human face of FE and asking them to give their support to Adam, Pippa, Herbert and the other remarkable people this project showcases.

Will you help us?

Please share the link with everyone you know by email or social media.
 

Please share your own stories of transformation here.

Thank you for your support.

Sally Hunt
UCU general secretary

Friday, 14 October 2016

Letter to your MP opposing CETA.

Letter to your MP opposing CETA.

Hi all
Please could people sign the letter below to your MP opposing CETA.
CETA is a major new business deal that was negotiated in secret between the EU and Canada over five years from 2009 to 2014. It stands for the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement.
As you no doubt know CETA is TTIP by the back door and will threaten our legislative processes and regulatory standards and everything from
environmental protection, public services, and labour rights to consumer
safety laws and food standards – thereby inhibiting the government from acting in the public interest for 20 years even after leaving Europe.
Would you get behind our campaign to send a letter to MPs re the imminent
voting of CETA in the Council of Europe on Oct 18th and its signing at a
EU-Canda summit on Oct 27th . Please write to your MP and pass on to other
lists that campaign on issues will be affected by CETA such as environment, democracy food and health standards, public services etc and ask them to write to their MP.

Many thanks

Haringey Unite Community

Dear MP

The trade deal CETA is about to be voted on in the Council of Europe in Luxembourg on Oct18th and if agreed, signed on Oct 27th at the summit between the EU and Canada. At present the UK government supports CETA.

CETA is a major new business deal that was negotiated in secret between the EU and Canada over five years from 2009 to 2014. It stands for the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement and it represents one of the ‘new generation’ of trade treaties on behalf of big business that are set to undermine our democracy and destroy our basic rights. CETA will lead not just to economic losses but also to rising unemployment and inequality, with negative implications for social cohesion in an already complex and volatile political context according to the most up to date assessment [1A]

The  UK will be subject to the provisions of CETA whatever our relation with the EU until we formally leave. The referendum last June indicated that the British people certainly did not expect Brexit to mean continuing EU control over our legislative process for a further 20 years. Yet due to Article 30.9 of CETA (the stabilisation or sunset clause)  "in the event that this Agreement is terminated, the provisions of Chapter Eight (Investment) shall continue to be effective for a period of 20 years after the date of termination of this Agreement in respect of investments made before that date", it means that everything from environmental protection, public services, and  labour rights to consumer safety laws and food standards could be under threat - thereby inhibiting the government from acting in the public interest for 20 years. So while the PM is trying to take back control of UK borders at some cost to the economy she is at the same time throwing away control of our legislative processes and regulatory procedures with negligible economic benefits to the UK.CETA is designed to protect the interests of corporations at the expense of ordinary people - to benefit the few at the expense of the many, quite contrary to the Prime Ministers new agenda.

I am very concerned there has been no debate either in Parliament or in the media despite the imminence of the vote and widespread opposition in Europe and the UK.

Could you therefore please ask the following question at Prime Ministers Question time preferably on Oct12th or raise the issue via some other House of Commons procedure.

"Given the fact that  CETA (the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between the EU and  Canada) is about to be agreed on Oct18th and signed on Oct 27th can the Prime Minister ensure there will be a debate on CETA in Parliament  as a matter of urgency?
In the meantime until Parliament  has a chance to debate CETA could she agree the UK government will neither sign up nor authorise ‘provisional application’ of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA)"
OPPOSITION IN EUROPE AND UK

CETA has caused widespread opposition throughout Europe. The Dutch and Irish parliaments have passed a motion rejecting provisional application of  CETA. Austrian Vice Chancellor Kern has spoken against it and the government has been shaken by a split.  Luxembourg and Belgium have said they will vote against CETA or abstain. Bulgaria and Romania have issues over visas and will refuse to sign unless addressed. Both the TUC in the UK and trade-unions throughout Europe are opposed. There is a legal lawsuit being brought at the Federal Constitutional court in Germany and a legal challenge to ICS may be brought at the European Court of Justice.

Over 3 million Europeans voted against TTIP and CETA in the European Citizens Initiative of which 500.000 were from the UK. In addition there was a public consultation by the European Commission on Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) which was opposed by 97% of respondents.(The Investor Court system is only different from ISDS in respect of procedure. In essence it is the same - see below 10, 11)

Below is further  information about CETA and ICS from a number of organisations

Yours Sincerely


[1A] The most recent study of the Economic Impact of CETA on the EU
http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/policy_research/ceta_simulations.html
[1B] Current status of CETA & how it affects the UK after Brexit
http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/07/ceta-eu-mixity-details-analysis/
[1] War on Want: What is CETA?
http://waronwant.org/what-ceta
Here’s another good guide to what’s in CETA:
 
Global Justice Now: What is CETA?
 
http://www.globaljustice.org.uk/what-ceta
[2] Politics: The Canadian trade deal which will let in TTIP by the back door:
http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2016/09/01/canadian-trade-deal-will-let-in-ttip-by-the-back-door
 
[3] This article from the Financial Times is behind a paywall.
 
“European and Canadian authorities are aiming to ratify the CETA at talks in Brussels next month but political resistance in Austria and Belgium presents a fresh threat to the pact as it cannot come into force without unanimous support from all 28 EU member states. The leadership of the Austrian government is divided on CETA.”
https://www.ft.com/content/caa1f46d-7792-3c24-90aa-d0e9c7d248d1
[4] Politico: Europe nears trade deal with Canada:
http://www.politico.eu/article/eu-nears-trade-deal-with-canada-keeps-ttip-on-life-support-ceta-europe/
 
[5] This article from Politico is behind a paywall.
Junior economy Minister Harald Mahrer: “We expect that this declaration will be finished by next week”
http://www.politico.eu/pro/austria-to-agree-on-canada-deal-within-next-few-days/
 
[6] Global Justice Now: CETA: TTIP’s little brother A guide to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada:
http://www.globaljustice.org.uk/sites/default/files/files/resources/ceta-ttip-little-brother-global-justice-now.pdf
 
[7] This blog gives a good outline on why CETA will weaken our regulations, protections and increase privatisation:
Citizen Action Monitor: CETA: What it is and why it’s bad for Canada:
https://citizenactionmonitor.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/ceta-what-it-is-and-why-its-bad-for-canada/
This article discusses how dangerous CETA is because 80% of US companies have subsidiaries in Canada:
Public Citizen: Tens of Thousands of U.S. Firms Would Obtain New Powers to Launch Investor-State Attacks against European Policies via CETA and TTIP:
https://www.citizen.org/documents/EU-ISDS-liability.pdf
 
Here’s the story about the EU asking Canada to re-work some of CETA:
CBC: EU quietly asks Canada to rework trade deal's thorny investment clause:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-europe-trade-isds-ceta-1.3412943
[8] 38 Degrees: DIY Brexit results, trade section:
http://diybrexit.38degrees.org.uk/
 
[9] 38 Degrees: 6 things you need to know about CETA
https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/607
 
[10] Legal briefing EP Legal Service Opinion on ICS in CETA by Client earth
[11] ISDS Rebranded as ICS, rights for corporations to sue states refuse to die. by Corporate Europe Observatory

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Saturday, 8 October 2016

celebrate Cable Street's resistance

As xenophobia rises celebrate Cable Street's resistance tomorrow. They shall not pass! (acknowledgements to Wembley Matters)



From Cable Street 80
Assemble 12 noon at Altab Ali Park, Whitechapel Road, London E1.

March to a rally @ St George’s Gardens, Cable Street. Speakers before and after the march include: Max Levitas (Cable Street veteran), Jeremy Corbyn MP, Rushanara Ali MP, Frances O’Grady (General Secretary, TUC), Unmesh Desai (GLA member, City and East London)

Speakers confirmed to date: Max Levitas (Cable Street veteran), Jeremy Corbyn MP, Rushanara Ali MP, Frances O’Grady (General Secretary, TUC), John Biggs (Mayor of Tower Hamlets), Unmesh Desai (GLA member, City and East London), Michael Rosen, Gerry Gable (Searchlight Research Associates), Weyman Bennett (Unite Against Fascism), Manus O’Riordan (Ireland IBMT), Glyn Robbins (United East End), Julia Bard (Jewish Socialists’ Group), Roger Mackenzie (UNISON) Alex Kenny (East London NUT), Shahriar Bin Ali (Bangladesh Workers Council), Amelia Womack (Green Party), Matt Wrack (FBU), Mick Cash (RMT), Sarah Sackman (Jewish Labour Movement), Tony Donaghey (Connolly Association), Mary Davis (Marx memorial Library), Leon Silver (East London Central Synagogue), Richard Humm (Cable Street Group) Moshfiqur Noor (TH Labour Party TU officer, Julie Begum (Swadhinata Trust), Jean Geldart (Hope not Hate); Sardar Aziz, (Council of Mosques), Nasir Uddin (East End Together); Liz Payne  (Communist Party); Susan Matthews (UNITE)


Chairs: (Altab Ali Park) David Rosenberg, JSG; (St George’s Gardens) Megan Dobney, SERTUC
Plus marching bands including the Great Yiddish Parade and Udichi

Bring family, friends, work colleagues, neighbours! Bring Banners!


IMPORTANT TRANSPORT UPDATE: There are lots of engineering works this weekend that particularly affect travel to East London so if you are coming from further away please check the TFL site for alternative routes, set out a bit earlier, and also use rail replacement buses.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

UCU London Retired Members A Branch meeting, a Member's Book Event & London Underground ticket office closures

Branch Meeting

October 13th 2016 - 2pm - 4pm

Items on the agenda so far include
  • Sybil Cock will report on The Freedom Ride 2016, organised by The Freedom Theatre based in Jenin  Refugee Camp. This tour, brought performing Freedom Theatre actors to Palestinian communities, alongside a group of internationals sharing their talents.
  • The TUC, Airport Expansion and Climate Change
  • The UCU Retired Members Annual Meeting
  • Victimisation and redundancy at London Metropolitan University
Meetings take place in the union office in Carlow Street NW1 7LH, nearest tube Mornington Crescent. All retired academic staff are welcome (as well as those about to retire). If you have items for the agenda please let me know.s.cushion23@gmail.com

The Language Of Silence by Merilyn Moos

Free | 3pm on Saturday October 15th at Archway Library, Highgate Hill, N19 5PH
The novel 'The Language of Silence' provides a remarkable exploration of how the effects of exile continue to have a profound personal impact on following generations. Anna's parents opposed the Nazis and fled for their lives to the UK. Anna uncovers the fate of her German extended family as she tries to piece together her parents' unspoken hidden history, in part from the files of MI5. The library is right next to the tube’s upper exit but is so to speak in the underpass, down a ramp/stairs.

Review of London Underground ticket office closures

As the independent body representing passengers, London TravelWatch has been asked by the Mayor of London to carry out a review of ticket office closures on the London Underground. Follow the link to complete the survey on your experiences in London Underground stations This survey is open until Monday 24 October 2016.
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UCU London Retired Members A Branch meeting, a Member's Book Event & London Underground ticket office closures

Top Tory's heartless plan to put pensioners to work picking fruit

Work all your life and pay taxes so you can be enslaved in your earned retirement! A country which works for everyone? I am frankly disgusted!
Owen Paterson put forward the idea as a way of cutting eastern European immigration and even said they should be paid less than the minimum wage
MIRROR.CO.UK|BY BEN GLAZE

Monday, 3 October 2016

SERTUC activities and news

SERTUC activities and news

Cable Street 80 Sunday 9 October

12 noon rally in Altab Ali park, march, rally in St George’s Gardens plus many other community and political eventshttps://www.facebook.com/events/1727212247542774/ and www.cablestreet80.org.uk and https://battleofcablest80.squarespace.com/events/and https://www.facebook.com/events/1218619244864376/

Cable Street Daredevil rides to Jarama

SERTUC Creative & Leisure Industries Committee

Is supporting the following events:
·        Imperial War Museum, PCS petition to end the use of private security contractors https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/end-privatisation-at-the-imperial-war-museum/
·        Ritzy Cinema, BECTU struck over pay negotiations 24 September, follow progress on https://www.bectu.org.uk/news/2628https://www.facebook.com/RitzyLivingWage
·        NUJ at Newsquest south London titles are taking industrial action https://www.nuj.org.uk/news/newsquest-south-london-staff-declare-14-day-strike/
·        Unison and PCS demonstration Saturday 5 November 12 noon opposing cuts to libraries, museums and gallerieshttps://www.unison.org.uk/events/librariesdemo/ https://www.facebook.com/events/282708008768589/

Celebrating 50 years of the 1967 Abortion Act

SERTUC Women’s Rights Committee is supporting Abortion Rights’ events January 2017 to October 2018. http://www.abortionrights.org.uk/the-abortion-act-turns-50/

Trade union actions

NUT Ipswich and Banner Theatre

Ipswich NUT with Ipswich trades council present “The Great Chicago Teachers Strike” with Banner Theatre Tuesday 18 October 7pm, contact secretary@ipswich.nut.org.uk and see http://bannertheatre.co.uk/portfolio/chicago-the-great-teachers-strike/

NUT World Teachers’ Day Wednesday 5 October

With Amnesty International and Day-Mer 6pm London. Free, info here https://teachers.org.uk/news-events/events/world-teachers-day

ASLEF day for International Brigades – Dulwich Hamlet FC

Saturday 8 October “Dulwich Hamlet FC v Bognor Regis Town FC” Sponsored by ASLEF and HnH. £4 with a TU membership card seehttp://dhst.org.uk/trade-union-day-2016/

Unite supporting a film for a piano to Havana

“In spite of everything” Friday 28 October 7pm, London http://cubanos.org.uk/eventos

Trades Council actions

Peterborough trades council

·        Townsend Productions with play Dare Devil Rides to Jarama Wednesday 19 October 7.30pm £10/£8 book atpeterboroughtuc@gmail.com and info here http://www.townsendproductions.org.uk/feedback/test
·        Peterborough Women’s Festival Saturday and Sunday 4-5 March Women and Education peterboroughtuc@gmail.com for more information

Battersea & Wandsworth Workers Beer Company

Celebrating 30 years of the Workers Beer Company https://player.vimeo.com/video/180201091

Redbridge trades council annual fundraising dinner

Tuesday 8 November 7pm with Sarah Jackson (co-author of Voices from History: East London Suffragettes) £15 detailsrtucsecretary@btinternet.com 07956 656 086

Hastings trades council with Unite

“STRUGGLE, a festival to celebrate the people’s fight for justice with music, speakers and poetry” Sunday 23 October 2pm with Ian Woodland Unite, Thee Faction and many more. Details from mccarthy790@btopenworld.com

Waltham Forest discussion forum

Monday 10 October 7.30pm “After the Labour leadership election, what next for trade unions” with Manuel Cortes TSSA, Linda Taaffe WF TC, Tom Taylor LP, Niki Fitzgerald BMA lidataaffe66@btinternet.com

Barnsley trades council Festival of Labour


TUC

HSE review of chemical regulations

The survey is here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/hazardsub closing date Tuesday 18 October

ETUC

Statement against CETA


Other actions/events

Equality & Human Rights Commission

Published a quarterly research newsletter, subscribe here research@equalityhumanrights.com

ASLEF day for International Brigades – Dulwich Hamlet FC

Saturday 8 October “Dulwich Hamlet FC v Bognor Regis Town FC” Sponsored by ASLEF and HnH. £4 with a TU membership card seehttp://dhst.org.uk/trade-union-day-2016/

Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign

·        Trade union briefing on Wednesday 2 November 5.30pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trade-union-briefing-tickets-28221202376?utm_term=eventurl_text

Support the People of Turkey (SPOT) conference

Saturday 29 October 10am NUT HQ, London cagdas.canbolat@gmail.com

Ruskin College, Oxford

·        BA International Labour & Trade Union Studies cholmes@ruskin.ac.uk and MA Global Labour & Social Change imanborde@ruskin.ac.ukcourses starting in January 2017 https://www.ruskin.ac.uk/courses2/labour-and-social-change-2/international-labour-and-trade-union-studies-ba-hons-2
·        Open day on Wednesday 19 October 6pm https://www.ruskin.ac.uk/about/open-days/

Prostate Cancer UK quiz night

Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

Volunteers wanted for the AGM Saturday 15 October, Latin American Conference Saturday 26 November, and mailings Thursday 15 and 29 September email info@venezuelasolidarity.co.uk and see http://www.venezuelasolidarity.co.uk/

Labour Behind the Label activist training

Saturday 29 October Birmingham, sign up here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/activist-training-2016-tickets-27147105724

NPC lobby Wednesday 2 November

Lobby of parliament Wednesday 2 November 12 noon plus rally in parliament info@npcuk.org

Marx Memorial Library events

·        Course “Trade Unions & Power” 1, 8, 15 November 7pm £30 http://www.marx-memorial-library.org.uk/education/trade-union/trade-unions-power-course
·        17-30 October Remembering the International Brigades, two week festival http://www.marx-memorial-library.org/education/festival-remembering-the-international-brigades
·        Tolpuddle Martyrs: save our history fundraising to preserve the Dorset papers covering the Martyrs 1834 to 1836 http://www.marx-memorial-library.org.uk/support-us/tolpuddle-martyrs-appeal