Camden Trades Council

Uniting workers and communities in the London Borough of Camden

SERTUC newsletter 114


newsletter 114

SERTUC Women’s Rights Committee open meeting Tuesday 16 September 5pm Congress House “Women’s emancipation before, during and after WWI” guest speakers Professor Mary Davis and Chris Coates. Free but registration essential at

SERTUC LGBT Network open meeting Monday 8 September 6pm Congress House “Britain needs a pay rise” with Linda Perks Unison regional secretary, Sarah Hurley GMB shop steward and equality officer, Patrick Cash writer and journalist, Dorothy Amos Network co-chair and SERTUC Women’s Rights Committee secretary, Richard Angell LGBT Labour or David Sharkey light refreshments provided

SERTUC Disabled Workers’ open meeting Thursday 11 September 2.30pm Congress House “How will a Labour Government improve the lives of disabled people?” with Kate Green MP and Paula Peters Disabled People Against the Cuts Registration at light refreshments provided

SERTUC Trade Union Education Union Learning Reps Stage 1 course – 5 Wednesdays 5 November to 3 December at Congress House full details here or more information

SERTUC unionlearn Reps meetings Autumn 2014 all reps welcome contact for registration form. The agenda for each meeting will include information on campaigning for learning, the Use It app – English, Maths, ICT, and Alcohol Awareness, functional skills, futurelearn and more

Hampshire Network (Southampton) Tuesday 16 September 10.30 to 13.00
London Network (Congress House) Monday 22 September 10.30 to 15.30
Kent Network (Tonbridge) Tuesday 23 September 10.30 to 13.00
Suffolk & Norfolk Network (Ipswich) Wednesday 24 September 10.30 to 13.00
Sussex Network (Newhaven) Thursday 25 September 10.30 to 13.00
Oxford Network (Ruskin) Thursday 2 October 10.30 to 13.00
Essex & Herts Network date and venue to be confirmed
Bedford & Cambs Network date and venue to be confirmed
SERTUC/ACAS East of England conference – hold the date Monday 9 March 2015 Bury St Edmunds
Union information

Unite is celebrating the Dockers Strike of 1889 with Walking Tours by Blue Badge guides £10 17 August to 14 September and

RMT Wessex Regional Council march and rally in Southampton near the station 11am to rally in Guildhall Square at 12.45 Saturday 4 October with Peter Pinkney RMT President and other key note speakers contact Mick Tosh

CWU is sponsoring a preview screening of the Still the Enemy Within film at TUC Congress Sunday 7 September 7.30pm Unity Theatre Liverpool £7 or £5

GFTU has released a double CD Voice and Vision – songs of resistance, democracy and peace £10 info here or contact Sean Brown


TUC national demonstration Saturday 18 October transport and other details here

Trades council actions

The trades councils programme of work 2014-15 is now available

Croydon trades council is organising a Croydon Assembly on Saturday 15 November “Time to stand up against attacks on our living standards and services” to register your interest and more info as available here

Chelmsford trades council supoprting the 18 October demonstration with a quiz night 7.30 Saturday 20 September Entrance and tea and coffee free, bring your own food and drink but registration important contact Andrew Coburn 01245 356 210

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

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 or

Burston Strike School centenary book “The School of Freedom”

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

London Travel Watch survey on London Transport’s proposals, particularly relating to ticket offices, closes 28 September

National Pensioners Convention Lobby of Parliament Wednesday 5 November 12 noon contact

National Pensioners Convention Transport Conference Thursday 18 September 11am London £5 includes lunch contact

National Pensioners Convention UN International Older Person’s Day Wednesday 1 October contact

Townsend Productions play United We Stand about the Shrewsbury 24 tour includes Bedford 21 September, Peckham 26-29 November, South Oxfordshire 26 October, Southend 5-7 November

Ruskin College BA International Labour and Trade Union Studies full time starting October 2014 and part time (weekends) in January 2015. Some scholarships available.….uk/course/83/1/Summary Caroline Holmes


People’s Assembly two posts

General Political Worker with responsibility for Fundraising, part time, fixed term contract, closing date 1 September
General Political Worker with responsibility for Website Development, part time, fixed term contract, closing date 1 September


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