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

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