SERCTUC Newsletter 115


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 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 Regional Council Saturday 10am Saturday 25 October Congress House

Speakers: Mary Lou McDonald TD (Sinn Fein Vice President); Steve Hart (UAF Chair); Clive Efford MP (Repeal the Social Care Act Private Members Bill)
If one of your delegates is unable to attend, Trade Unions and County Associations of Trades Councils may send substitute delegates, but must inform the office at
All SERTUC trade unionists are welcome to attend as visitors but pre-registration is essential at
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

Unite and Radical Housing Network public meeting Tuesday 16 September 7pm Theobalds Road with Pete Kavanagh Regional Secretary, Jacob Wills RHN, London Private Renters, Southwark Heygate Estate

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

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

Lewisham, Bromley, Greenwich & Bexley trades councils present “In a Right State” by Banner Theatre Saturday 29 November Brockley c.7.30pm see or contact Tony Reay 07903 755 074
Hastings trades council public meeting on TTIP Saturday 15 November 3pm with Anneliese Dodds MEP, Sarah Owen LP PPC, Michelle Thew LP PPC more from Jonathan Lee
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 supporting 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 Closing date Saturday 18 October

Film tribute to Tony Benn Will and Testament tour with panel discussions Oxford Monday 22 September, London Wednesday 24 September
Greece Solidarity Campaign Support the 595 women cleaners International Day of Solidarity Saturday 20 September
End Violence Against Women current campaigns
Kingmaker – play… A bumbling, charismatic London Mayor challenges his enemies to become prime minister… Sound familiar? St James Theatre
Marx Memorial Library is taking part in the Open House London event Sunday 21 September 11am to 4pm, visit and tour
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

Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) part-time Development Worker £28,127 pro-rata for 3 days


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