Wednesday, 5 April 2017

SERTUC activities and news

SERTUC activities and news

Levellers Day 2017

·        Friday 19 May Levellers Night at the CWU’s education centre and Alvescot
·        Saturday 20 May Levellers Day commemoration, march and debate at the Burford Recreation Ground

Burston Strike School Rally 2017

Sunday 3 September – note the date now! First confirmed speakers: Len McCluskey Unite, John Hendy QC, Megan Dobney SERTUC; music: Red Flags, The John Ward Band

SERTUC sub-group officers meeting

Wednesday 31 May – all sub-group officers meet to discuss with the office staff their workplans and collaborative work. 2pm to 4pm, Congress House

South East Trade Union Network AGM

Tuesday 6 June – 11am, Congress House

Workers’ Memorial Day events

Chelmsford trades council Friday 28 April

12.30pm at Central Park (near the lake and viaduct at the Memorial Tree). Speaker: Dan McCarthy NASUWT Vice President

Hastings trades council Friday 28 April

Come to the unveiling of the plaque to dedicate a tree in Cornwallis Gardens, Hastings at 12 noon. “Remember the dead, and fight for the living!”

Medway Unison Towns Local Government Branch Friday 28 April

Service at the UNISON Memorial tree 11.45am Rochester Castle Gardens. The theme for the day this year is “Good health and safety for all workers whoever they are” and will focus on inequalities in occupational health and the role unions play in narrowing the inequalities gap.

Waltham Forest trades council Friday 28 April

·        1pm at Waltham Forest Town Hall with speakers from Unite, WF trades council, London Hazards Centre, NUT, Thompsons
·        5.45pm at Low Hall to remember the worker killed on the A406 a couple of years ago
·        After that: a commemoration to remember Marian Nemit, a building worker killed nearby

May Day events

Bedford Monday 1 May

Chelmsford Wednesday 3 May

A musical celebration with Robb Johnson and Rick Christian at the Asylum Club. With speakers and raffle.

Colchester Monday 1 May

Event and social at Firstsite Art Gallery, Lewis Gardens.

Croydon Saturday 13 May details to come

Hastings Monday 1 May

Assemble in Cornwallis Gardens at 1.15pm. March at 1.45 to Harold Place for speeches and music, then at 2.30 to the end of the Pier for speeches and music to 4pm 07776 397 995

Ipswich Sunday 30 April

London Monday 1 May

Assemble at Clerkenwell Green, march to Trafalgar Square
Stewards are needed – please contact Roger Sutton

Norwich Sunday 30 April

Oxford Saturday 29 April details to come

Southampton Monday 1 May

11am to 3pm in Palmeston Park. More details to come

Southend Monday 1 May

12 noon High Street stall, 2pm music at O’Neill’s

Waveney Sunday 30 April

Free festival 2pm with Alex Mayer MEP, Suffolk Pensioners Association, Elizabeth Hodgkin and evening event £5 7pm with The John Ward Band, Luke Wright

Trade Union actions

NUT is supporting Fair Funding for All Schools

Public meeting Tuesday 25 April 7pm in Wandsworth with Rosena Allin Khan MP, Kevin Courtney NUT, Monica Kitchlew-WilsonFurzedown school headteacher, and parents


TUC conference on insecure work

Tuesday 23 May with Frances O’Grady TUC, Matthew Taylor (Taylor Review) and more. Booking (free) now open at

Other actions/events

Sylvia Pankhurst statue…

Following the announcement today of establishment support for a statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett here’s a reminder of the campaign to raise a statue of feminist, anti-racist and anti-imperialist suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst

Culture Matters poetry award – £500

The Bread and Roses poetry award – submissions by 31 May. See here for details

Solidarity and the miners’ strike

Friday 28 April 3-5pm London Metropolitan University with Mike Jackson (LGSM), Sally Davison and Liz French (Betteshanger women’s support group). Register here

Day-Mer Festival in the Park

Sunday 2 July Clissold Park – there will be a SERTUC marquee and affiliates are welcome to join us

Sylvia, a play about Sylvia Pankhurst

·        Wisbech 29 April Rosmini Centre £5
·        Cranleigh 26 May Arts Centre £13.20/£11

All in a day’s work from Britain at Work

Working lives and trade unions in West London 1945 to 1995 £10 Dave

Ruskin House, Croydon – office space

Contact Garry Davis 01737 553 493 or Roy Aird 07941 890 756

Marx Memorial Library classes

Labour, Value and Exploitation with Simon Renton. Alternate Tuesdays starting 18 April 7pm

Russian Revolution Centenary Committee

Commemorating the 1917 revolution; Revolution Centenary: marking 100 years since the October Revolution 4 November

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