Camden Trades Council

Uniting workers and communities in the London Borough of Camden

SERTUC newsletter 118 – digest of trade union and trades council activities in the region

SERTUC

SERTUC LGBT Network discussion on the future of London Pride Monday 27 October 6pm contact David Sharkey dcsharkey@gmail.com

SERTUC Women’s Rights Committee training seminar Friday 7 November 10am London with Carolyn Simpson WRC, Megan Dobney SERTUC, Scarlett Harris TUC, Susan Murray Unite, Anita Wright NAW, Caroline Underhill Thompsons, Kate Smurthwaite http://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/SERTUC%20Women%27s%20Rights%20Committee%20Training%20Seminar%20-%20Friday%207%20November%202014_0.pdf register at jowilliams@tuc.org.uk

SERTUC Disabled Workers Network open meeting Thursday 30 October 4.30pm London with Kate Green MP and Paula Peters DPAC register at sertuc@tuc.org.uk

An economic snapshot of the Isle of Wight prepared for SERTUC by Robert Selby http://sertucresources.wordpress.com/sertuc-publications-economy/

SERTUC Trade Union Education Union Learning Reps Stage 1 course – 5 Wednesdays 5 November to 3 December at Congress House full details here http://www.unionlearn.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3699 or more information tucedse@tuc.org.uk

SERTUC/ACAS East of England conference – hold the date Monday 9 March 2015 Bury St Edmunds

SERTUC/ACAS London conference – hold the date Friday 6 February 2015 Congress House

Union information

Unison Care UK Doncaster dispute: donations and messages of support to Pam Johnson p.johnson@unison.co.uk

TUC

TUC Economic Quarterly provides an analysis of UK economic and labour market developments over recent months, and includes a spotlight feature on pay and earnings http://www.tuc.org.uk/economic-issues/labour-market-and-economic-reports/labour-market/tuc-economic-quarterly-report

TUC Young Workers Month event “The big TUC youth debate; Jobs, homes and a voice” Saturday 15 November 11am London with loads of people (see here) http://www.tuc.org.uk/events/big-tuc-youth-debate

Defend Abortion Rights blog here http://touchstoneblog.org.uk/2014/10/us-style-abortion-clinic-protests-coming-to-a-clinic-near-you/ and Abortion Rights petition here http://www.abortionrights.org.uk/index.php/media-and-resource-centre/press-contact-and-releases/541-abort67-stop-harassing-women-outside-a-london-abortion-clinic

Trades council actions

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 j-lee10@sky.com

Croydon trades council is organising a Croydon Assembly on Saturday 15 November “Time to stand up against attacks on our living standards and services” with John McDonnell MP, Philipa Harvey NUT, Mark Serwotka PCS, Nero Ughwujabo Croydon BME Forum tickets (free) here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/croydon-assembly-tickets-9351064285

Winchester trades council public meeting “Winchester needs a pay rise” Tuesday 11 November 7pm with Laurie Heselden SERTUC, Ian Woodland Unite, Bobby Noyes Hants CATC contact elainefullaway@hotmail.co.uk 07702 907 946

Lewisham trades council Banner Theatre Saturday 29 November 7.30pm contact paul.moore@cwuglc.org

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, 13 November contact Tony Jay tjay@gmx.com

Other actions/information

Clive Efford MP PMB petition Stop NHS Privatisation http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/68064

The 5 Martyrs of Whitechapel (Irish victims of “Jack the Ripper”) tour Sunday 9 November 4.30pm, free and followed by a social, hosted by Austin Harney au5tin67@yahoo.co.uk

CLASS conference “What Britain Needs” Saturday 1 November details here http://classonline.org.uk/conference2014

National Pensioners Convention new branch in Brighton & Hove hustings Thursday 30 October 6.30pm with Nancy Platts Labour, Davy Jones Green, Clarence Mitchell Conservative contact paulphilo@gmail.com

Southampton People’s Assembly and Southampton KoNHSP public meeting “US/EU trade deal – the NHS for sale?” Wednesday 29 October 7pm with Linda Kaucher Stop TTIP, Gay Lee KoNHSP contact skeepnhspublic@gmail.com

Southampton KoNHSP photographic exhibition “How come we didn’t know? Privatisation: the corporate takeover of our NHS” 20 October to 7 November Southampton Central Library skeepnhspublic@gmail.com

Hackney Unites Community Organising Master Class Monday 10 November 7pm tickets (free) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/community-organising-master-class-with-jane-mcalevey-tickets-13244258935

Marx Memorial Library classes marking the 30th Anniversary of the Miners’ Strike 6.30pm http://www.marx-memorial-library.org/:

Thursday 20 November The Miners and the State Seamus Milne
Tuesday 25 November How the Strike was Organised Ian Isaac
Tuesday 2 December The Miners’ Wives Brenda Nixon
Tuesday 9 December Winning Wider Solidarity: lessons for today Ann Field and David Ayrton
Marx Memorial Library and Pallant House Gallery “Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War” 8 November to 15 February http://www.pallant.org.uk/exhibitions1/forthcoming-exhibitions/main-galleries/british-artists-and-the-spanish-civil-war

Marx Memorial Library affiliations – individual £20, concessions £10, overseas £25 http://www.marx-memorial-library.org/

Bromley Progressive Film Coop “The Fires that Burn” film on Tony Benn Saturday 1 November 7pm contact john@courtneidgeassociates.com

National Pensioners Convention Lobby of Parliament Wednesday 5 November 12 noon contact admin@npcuk.org

Townsend Productions play United We Stand about the Shrewsbury 24 tour includes Southend 6-7 November, Portsmouth 10 Nov, 25 Aylesbury, Peckham 26-29 November, and dates in January and February next year http://www.townsendproductions.org.uk/tour-dates

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