Sunday, 8 May 2016

SERTUC activities and news

SERTUC activities and news

Levellers Day seminar, march and debate

Friday 13 May 8pm seminar at Alvescot Lodge
·         Trish Lavelle CWU, Revd Professor Mark Chapman, Dr Ariel Hessayon, Megan Dobney SERTUC
·         Some B&B rooms available at Alvescot Lodge price £38 per person
·         Register for the seminar at
Saturday 14 May 10.30 to 3.30 at Burford
·         Commemoration at Burford Church with the Revd Professor Mark Chapman and the Sea Green Singers
·         Parade from the church to Burford Recreation Ground with Cry Havoc Morris, Pikemen, trade union and community and campaign banners, for stalls, refreshments, music, dancing and the Debate with John Rees, Adrian Arbib, Megan Dobney
·         Book a stall for £25 at

Day of Portugal

Sunday 12 June on Streatham Common, there will be a SERTUC stall in collaboration with Lambeth trades council and our comrades from the CGTP. This will support our project organising Portuguese and Polish workers in the East of England. More info from

Commemorating the Irish Famine

Sunday 22 May outside Congress House in the heart of the neighbourhood formerly home to many Irish migrants. More info from Austin Harney

Burston Strike School Rally

Sunday 4 September with Mick Whelan ASLEF, TUC President Liz Snape, Attila the Stockbroker, Steve White and the Protest Family, NASUWT Brass Band, Red Flag, Grace Petrie, Banner Theatre 1st May Band

Trades Council actions

Establishing a TC in Basildon & Thurrock

Tuesday 17 May 7.30pm Basildon with Laurie Heselden SERTUC, Riccardo Latorre FBU, Teresa Mackay TUCJCC 07973 414 555

Establishing a TC in Thanet

Wednesday 22 June 7.30pm Broadstairs with Megan Dobney SERTUC, contact Meeting, film and refreshments…

Battersea & Wandsworth  trades council: young workers

Wednesday 1 June from 7pm come and have a drink on the trades council at Bread & Roses pub in Clapham. Here’s the info

Waltham Forest trades council

·         Public meeting Saturday 21 May 2pm on the Walthamstow housing masterplan, more from wftradescouncil@gmail.com07952 283 558
·         Public meeting Thursday 12 May 7pm Defend Your NHS, more from 07952 283 558

Greater London Association of Trades Councils

Following the May Day march in London, you can hear the speeches from Clerkenwell Green (Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnel, Frances O’Grady) here plus the Trafalgar Square speeches


PCS dispute at the National Museum Wales

In a reflection of the National Gallery dispute, workers at the National Museum Wales are on strike following another attack on low paid workers’ terms and conditions – information here, please take action as requested by PCS

Other actions/events

Tolpuddle Festival

15 to 17 July 2016 the annual event commemorating the contribution of the Tolpuddle Martyrs

Britain@Work: The winter of Discontent

Symposium Saturday 14 May 11am @ Unite HQ with Professor Linda Clarke, Rodney Bickerstaffe, Helen Hague, Nick Jones, Michael Gold, Ann Field

Marx Memorial Library events

·         Thursday 19 May lecture 7pm “The 1926 General Strike” by Professor Roger Seifert
·         Thursday 26 May 7pm Grunwick Dispute film screening with Professor Mary Davis
·         Thursday 2 June lecture 7pm with Phil Ballard on the 1966 Seafarers’ Dispute
·         Thursday 16 June lecture 7pm with Andrew Murray on Lenin’s Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism
·         Exhibition: Socialist Opposition to World War 1 will be at Congress House 25 June to 11 July

Immigrants of Spitalfields Festival

19 to 21 June and all details here

Townsend Productions present “Dare Devil Rides to Jarama”

Details here and it will be on in the following towns in our Region from September to December
·         Bedford
·         Aylesbury
·         Lowestoft
·         Peckham
·         Marx Memorial Library
·         Hertford
·         Southsea
·         Margate
·         Bedford
·         Luton
·         Oxford

A job…

Greater Manchester Hazards Centre

Coordinator, Manchester, permanent full-time job subject to funding, closing date Tuesday 10 May, details here

To add to this newsletter contact

Megan Dobney
Regional Secretary
Southern & Eastern Region TUC

SERTUC is the TUC in London, the South East, and East of England

SERTUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
020 7467 1291    07879 631 785


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