Sunday, 21 August 2016

SERTUC activities and news

SERTUC activities and news

New book The Burston School Strike

The third book in our series on the history of labour movement struggles in the Region will be available from 5 September. 60 pages, written by Peta Steel, price £2. Send cash or cheque (payable to SERTUC) to Joanne Williams, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

Burston Strike School Rally

Sunday 4 September with Mick Whelan ASLEF, Attila the Stockbroker, Steve White and the Protest Family, NASUWT Brass Band, Red Flag, Grace Petrie, Banner Theatre 1st May Band and John McDonnell MP Shadow Chancellor

Cable Street 80 Sunday 9 October

Rally in Altab Ali park, march, rally in St George’s Gardens plus many other community and political events

Retrospect Opera The Boatswain’s Mate by Ethel Smyth

SERTUC sponsored the recording of this opera by Ethel Smyth (who wrote The March of the Women, anthem of the suffragette movement). The recording is available to buy here

Celebrating 50 years of the 1967 Abortion Act

SERTUC Women’s Rights Committee is supporting Abortion Rights’ events January 2017 to October 2018.

19 disabled people murdered in Sagamihara Japan

SERTUC International Committee asks you to support and contribute to the Book of Condolence established by Inclusion London, Disabled People Against the Cuts and People First Advocacy

Trade union actions

NUT World Teachers’ Day Wednesday 5 October

With Amnesty International and Day-Mer 6pm London. Free, info here


Fund our NHS campaign

See Matt Dykes from the TUC’s blog here with links to actions and also much info here

Midland Region TUC demo

Demonstration at the Conservative Party conference Sunday 2 October, Birmingham with Dave Prentis Unison, Tom Roache GMB, Owen Jones writer

Trades Council actions

Battersea & Wandsworth trades council

North Battersea Alliance against the Bridge family fun day Saturday 10 September 11am to 4pm

Barnsley trades council Festival of Labour

Other actions/events

Lewisham Pensioners Forum

The LPF is looking for Lewisham trade union activists, 55 years plus, who are no longer in full time employment but want to use their union experience, skills and connections to campaign for a better society or call Doris Smith on 020 8698 9062

NPC conference and lobby

·         Conference The future of public transport Thursday 22 September 11am London. £5 including lunch
·         Lobby of parliament Wednesday 2 November 12 noon plus rally in parliament

Marx Memorial Library events

·         Membership Volunteer wanted (with IT skills) for half a day a week. Contact for more info
·         17-30 October Remembering the International Brigades, two week festival
·         Fundraising evening with socialist magician Ian Saville at the Harrison Pub Wednesday 21 September 7pm 

Poetry on the picket line

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