Sunday, 24 May 2015

SE Region TUC update may 2015: Action building up in the Region

SERTUC Creative & Leisure Industries Committee

Solidarity meeting with the National Gallery Monday 1 June 6.30pm in Congress House with Mark Serwotka and more, info here

SERTUC Women’s Delegation to Brussels

Report here of the March visit to the European Parliament and the ETUC

Levellers Day

The Reverend Mark Chapman’s commemorative address is available here

Sylvia Pankhurst Memorial Committee

Annual lecture at Wortley Hall (SERTUC is a founding sponsor) Friday 14 August

SERTUC training for sub-group activists

Effective Participation in Meetings training day Saturday 30 May 10.30am to 2.30pm, Congress House - details here:

SERTUC TU Education

Gender, Globalisation and Poverty Reduction course for union reps at South Thames College Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 July (3 days) Contact for more information

SERTUC unionlearn

Contact Adrian Ryan, Senior Union Support Officer, for all unionlearn-related matters; contact Oreleo Du Cran, Apprenticeship Union Support Officer for all apprenticeship-related matters

Red Ladder theatre special offer

Discounted rate of £10 (instead of £25) for double bill Hurling Rubble at the Sun and Hurling Rubble at the Moon Finsbury Park London, promo code SERTUC10 see and

Disputes/union actions

PCS National Gallery

23 strike days already, Rep Candy Udwin sacked join the demonstration on Saturday 30 May 1pm Trafalgar Square with Mark Serwotka PCS, Ken Loach film maker, Bob & Roberta Smith artist, Megan Dobney SERTUC, Kate Smurthwaite comedian. Financial support urgently needed

BECTU at The Globe

Next Strike day Monday 1 June 8.30am the The Globe Theatre on the Southbank. Last strike day report here and more info here

Unite in Bromley

People and Services First march in Bromley Saturday 13 June assemble 12 noon

PCS in Gosport

Pay dispute in the Computer Science Corporation (an outsourced part of the MoD) – further strikes planned for the summer and support urgently needed

Trades Council actions

Croydon Assembly

Croydon Assembly (an initiative of the trades council) meeting Saturday 6 June 10.30am with Ted Knight, Mark Serwotka PCS, Philipa Harvey NUT, Matt Wrack FBU, John McDonnell MP, Adam Khalif PCS

Barking, Dagenham & Havering

With the NUT is putting on a coach to the Tolpuddle festival Sunday 19 July departs 7.45am contact


Supporting Hastings Palestine Solidarity with The Freedom Theatre of Jenin with The Siege Thursday 28 May See or contact Ian


The trades council is being re-built! Please share with your Hillingdon members... next meeting on Tuesday 26 May at 7.15pm in Uxbridge, contact acting secretary

Burston Strike School Rally
Sunday 6 September With Christine Blower (NUT), Matt Wrack (FBU), The Hurriers, Mike Jackson (Lesbian & Gays Support the Miners) See

Other things...

Marx Memorial Library summer classes

“Capitalist crises and the power of labour”, tutor Tony Briscoe 21 May, 28 May, 4 June, 11 June more here

The Liberty Tree

At the Cockpit Theatre London Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 June details here

Mesothelioma Action Day/London Hazards Centre

Friday 3 July in central London, contact

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