Camden Trades Council

Uniting workers and communities in the London Borough of Camden

SERTUC Newsletter no 110

SERTUC Theatre Club The Yard Theatre “Beyond Caring” reduced entry 1 to 26 July with SERTUC code http://www.tuc…org.uk/events/sertuc-theatre-offer
Unemployment (Office for National Statistics)
National
unemployment decreased by 121,000 in the quarter to May to 2.12 million
the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance fell by 36,300 in June to 1.04 million
more than 4.5 million people were self employed
average earnings increased by 0.3% in the year to May
unemployment for 16-24 year olds fell by 64,000 over the latest quarter to 817,000
number of people workg part-time wanting to work full-time fell by 61,000 to 1.3 million (of 30+ million in work)
job vacancies up by 30,000 to 648,000
East of England unemployment has decreased by 2,000 in the quarter to May, 169,000 were unemployed, a rate of 5.4%
London unemployment has decreased by 17,000 in the quarter to May, 325,000 were unemployed, a rate of 7.3%
South East unemployment has decreased by 28,000 in the quarter to May, 205,000 were unemployed, a rate of 4.4%
East of England Trade Union Network (ETUN) new facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EasternTradeUnionNetwork?fref=ts
Union information
FBU Herts County Councilhas rejected a call to review their decision to sack firefighter Ashley Brown. As the campaign continues you are invited to support the financial appeal to support him and his family, account details are here https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=145655258788558&story_fbid=10152229951226477
BECTU campaign “Boycott Picturehouse Cinemas” contact Sofie Mason smason@bectu.org.uk
RMT conference Listen to London – the Future of London Underground Saturday 26 July 10am London http://www.rmt.org.uk/news/events/listen-to-london-the-future-of-london-underground/?preview=true
RMT demonstration at Portsmouth against social dumping and the exploitation of overseas workers by Condor Ferries Saturday 26 July 7am http://www.rmt.org.uk/about/policies/political-circulars-and-submissions/stop-exploitation-at-condor-ferries–demos-in-portsmouth-15th020/?preview=true
TUC
TUC national demonstration Saturday 18 October transport and other details here http://falseeconomy.org.uk/payrise
Trades council actions
Redbridge trades council benefit screening of “Miners shot down” Tuesday 29 July 7.30pm £3 book at 07956 656 986 http://www.newhambooks.co.uk/
West Surrey trades council meetings now start at 6.30pm and a buffet will be provided at 6pm, venue Milestone House, Portsmouth Road, Send GU23 7JY, 11 September, 13 November contact Tony Jay tjay@gmx.com
Other actions/information
Ross Pritchard Memorial Committee offers you the chance “think, write, £750” for the 2014 annual essay competition “Do the new arrangements between the Labour Party and trade unions promote the political interests of tyrade unionists?” see https://www.facebook.com/events/1443061249299810/?fref=ts
Burston Strike School centenary book “The School of Freedom” http://burstonstrikeschool.wordpress.com/latest-news-2/
Burston Strike School Rally 10.45am Sunday 7 September with Owen Jones, Geoff Revell RMT, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Megan Dobney SERTUC, Lara Norris LP PPC, Roy Bailey, Thee Faction, TheatreTrain, Red Flags, NASUWT and RMT Brass Bands http://burstonstrikeschool.wordpress.com/the-rally/
Jim Mortimer a life on the left, website capturing some of the wonderful contributions to the memorial event held in April http://jimmortimer.wordpress.com/
Denis Goldberg sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 with Nelson Mandela, new tribute book “Freedom Fighter and Humanist” http://www.community-heart.org.uk/2014/07/denis-goldberg-freedom-fighter-and-humanist/
Townsend Productions play United We Stand about the Shrewsbury 24 tour includes Bedford, Peckham, Faversham, Portsmouth between September and November http://www.townsendproductions.org.uk/tour-dates
Ruskin College BA International Labour and Trade Union Studies full time starting October 2014 and part time (weekends) in January 2015. Some scholarships available. http://www.ruskin.ac….uk/course/83/1/Summary Caroline Holmes cholmes@ruskin.ac.uk

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