Camden Trades Council

Uniting workers and communities in the London Borough of Camden

SERTUC newsletter 44

SERTUC conferences with ACAS:
·         East of England Bury St Edmunds Monday 18 March there is a charge of £10 + VAT. With Megan Dobney SERTUC, Ed Sweeney ACAS, Peter Harwood ACAS, Binder Bansel Pattinson & Brewer, Gavin Edwards Unison (facility time), John Hendy QC (the right to strike), Fiona Neathey ACASevents@acas.org.uk
·         London Congress House Thursday 7 February. With Megan Dobney SERTUC, Ed Sweeney ACAS, Peter Harwood ACAS, Paul Statham Pattinson & Brewer, Gavin Edwards Unison and Bob Stapley NUT (facility time) sertucevents@tuc.org.uk
UNDERSTANDING ECONOMICS: resources onhttp://SERTUCresources.wordpress.com
SERTUC International Committee
Draws to your attention Palestinian Working Women conference Friday 8 March, Nazareth, more information bernard.regan@palestinecampaign.org
Union actions
Unite is asking for help in its dispute at Amnesty International. AI members should attend the Extraordinary General Meeting on Saturday 12 January. See http://amnestyegm.com/ and contact Unite officer Alan Scott on 07980 721 411
Trade Council actions
Cambridge trades council supporting Cambridge United opposing the EDL’s proposed visit on Saturday 23 February http://www.repeatfanzine.co.uk/antinazi/index.htm
Trades Councils programme of work agreed by the TUCJCC and available here https://www.tuc.org.uk/tucfiles/357/TC%20prog%20of%20wrk%20-%20online%20version.pdf
TUC
Labour Market Report number 32 December http://www.tuc.org.uk/economy/tuc-21790-f0.pdf
Other actions/information
Vic Turner of the Pentonville 5 has died. Tribute here http://www.lcdtu.org/vic-turner-of-pentonville-5-has-died/ Funeral Friday 18 January, 2.45pm, City of London Crematorium
National Pensioners Convention one day conference “Better Public Transport” Thursday 28 February 11am London http://www.manchestertuc.org/attachments/article/1961/NPC%20Transport%20Conference.pdf
Unite Against Fascism demonstration in solidarity with Greek anti-fascists Saturday 19 January 12 noon Londonhttp://uaf.org.uk/2012/11/solidarity-with-greek-anti-fascists-sat-19-jan-2013/
UpRise 2013 festival will be all over Peckham Sunday 29 September
GFTU Young Members national youth conference Friday 8 to Sunday 10 March Staffordshire, more from Judith Jackson Judith@gftu.org.uk or www.gftu.org/download/at/65/ 
GFTU courses open to all trade unionists http://www.gftu.org/content/3/1/13/
Kent Morning Star Group putting on “The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists” in Faversham Saturday 16 February – do you want to attend or sponsor? See http://conversationpoetry.co.uk/rtp/
Cuba Solidarity Campaign Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade to Cuba 25 April to 7 May 2013 http://www.cuba-solidarity.org.uk/tours/tour.asp?tourid=12
Philosophy Football event to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory at Stalingrad Saturday 2 February with Trans-Siberian March Band http://www.philosophyfootball.com/new_win.html or 01273 472 721
Jobs
TSSA vacancies, closing date Monday 7 January, Senior Regional Organiser, Helpdesk Organiser, Learning Organiser see http://www.tssa.org.uk/en/about-us/jobs/
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