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

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