Camden Trades Council

Uniting workers and communities in the London Borough of Camden

SERTUC newsletter 22

Trade union actions

GMB and Unite at Remploy 24 hour strike on Thursday 26 July from 6am onwards see http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/latest_news/2nd_remploy_strike.aspx for contact details. Government has announced closure of all 54 factories by the end of 2013 affecting the following plants in the SERTUC region: Acton, Barking, North London, Norwich, and Portsmouth. Southampton Remploy is not involved as they are a training centre and so are not employed.
PCS
·         Department of Transport strike action at the Highways Agency 2pm Monday 30 July for three hours
·         National Gallery a further 4 stoppages starting at 1pm-3pm Friday 27 July outside the gallery in Trafalgar Square, messages of support to graham.eve@ng-london.org.uk
·         Home Office sites including HQ in Marsham Street and London Passport Office near Victoria Thursday 26 July, messages of support to Andrew.jennings@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
·         Other actions and details http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/department_for_transport_group/dft-news/index.cfm/id/7185CB80-2991-4658-89B28253A4677524
FBU Essex hardship fund donations welcome to
Unity Bank, Essex FBU Hardship Fund, sort code 08 60 01, account number 20292568
TUC
A Future That Works TUC mass demonstration with rally in Hyde Park Saturday 20 October http://www.tuc.org.uk/economy/tuc-21056-f0.cfm The newsletter and twitter #mdobney will include further details as they are available. New TUC demo website www.afuturethatworks.org.uk
A Future That Works TUC mass demonstration first flyers are available from the SERTUC office dlewis@tuc.org.uk see http://afuturethatworks.org/downloads/
A Future That Works TUC mass demonstration an updated version of the TUC’s “Cuts are not the Cure” booklet Austerity is failing – vital for activists – available from dlewis@tuc.org.uk and also downloadable from http://afuturethatworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/aftw-booklet.pdf
A Future That Works TUC mass demonstration transport details can be seen at, and should be uploaded to http://falseeconomy.org.uk/oct20
A Future That Works TUC mass demonstration transport we have been informed of (see http://falseeconomy.org.uk/oct20):
·         Unison South East s.loweth@unison.co.uk coaches from Aylsebury, Basingstoke, Fareham, Gosport, Maidstone, Medway Towns, Portsmouth, Sevenoaks, Southampton, Winchester
Playfair 2012 campaign “Alternative Opening Ceremony Party” Friday 27 July 7pm Bethnal Green £10 http://www.philosophyfootball.com/new_win.html
Union Professional Development Programme July to September 2012 http://www.unionlearn.org.uk/files/publications/documents/201.pdf including Women’s Summer School
SERTUC
SERTUC deal on “1936” best available seats for £14 at 3pm on Saturday 4 August for Attic Theatre Company’s production about the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Call 0844 412 4300 and quote “TUC offer” or www.sadlerswells.com and enter promo code “pcdtuc” when prompted
Burston Strike School Rally Burston near Diss Sunday 2 September with Bob Crow RMT, Clive Lewis, Mark Serwotka PCS, Cath Speight Unite www.burstonstrikeschool.org.uk
Burston Strike School Rally Burston near Diss Sunday 2 September coach organised from Cambridge by Cambridge trades council with Unite, PCS, NASUWT, Unison, see www.burstonstrikeschool.org.uk
Burston Strike School new booklet A Striking Village, memories of Burston 28pp, published 2012, written, compiled and edited by Anne M May (nee Potter) £5 plus p&P from David Maclean (Strike School treasurer) cemacl@hotmail.com
Trade Council actions
Cities of London & Westminster trades council Pentonville 5 40th anniversary event Saturday 28 July 2pm with Len McCluskey Unite Isle of Dogs contact Roger Sutton roger@gftu.org.uk
Other actions/information
Youth unemployment July’s “top” areas (Office for National Statistics):
Local authority
Claimants
Vacancies
Ratio
No.1: Hackney
10,128
658
15.4
No.4 Lewisham
10,280
883
11.6
No.7 Waltham Forest
9,524
879
10.8
No.9 Haringey
10,007
1,003
10.0
Hackney Unites community conference “Inspire Hackney” Saturday 22 September see http://hackneyunites.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/hackney-unites-needs-you.html
International Brigades Memorial Trust film of this year’s annual commemoration in London http://www.youtube.com/user/ibmtnews
Sylvia Pankhurst Memorial Lecture 7pm Wortley Hall, Sheffield Friday 17 August with Sarah Veale TUC “Divide and Rule – the oldest tactic in the book” http://sylviapankhurst.gn.apc.org/
Norwich Pride Saturday 28 July www.norwichpride.org.uk
Ross Pritchard Memorial Fund Annual Essay Competition £750 prize for best essay of no more than 1,000 words on Is Scottish independence a vehicle for a development towards socialism? Essays to megan@gn.apc.org by Monday 1 October 2012
Jobs
Woodcraft Folk Group Support Development Officer http://woodcraft.org.uk/recruitment
 
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