Camden Trades Council

Uniting workers and communities in the London Borough of Camden

SERTUC activities and news

SERTUC Creative & Leisure Industries CommitteeOpen meeting, but registration essential, on the impact of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 25 November autumn statement on arts and culture Tuesday 8 December 6pm Congress House with Kate Oakley, Professor of Cultural Policy at the University of Leeds, register at jowilliams@tuc.org.uk

SERTUC Construction Campaign Task Group

Open meeting with Show Racism the Red Card Saturday 16 January 2016 11am at Congress House, with Steve Goodsell, regional manager of SE England SRtRC, see here https://sertucresources.wordpress.com/sertuc-events/ and register at sertucevents@tuc.org.uk

SERTUC health & safety reps conference

Trade unions campaigning for better health, safety and well-being at work and in the community Friday 5 February 2016 at Congress House. Registration details here https://sertucresources.wordpress.com/sertuc-events/

SERTUC with ACAS conferences – note the dates

· London Thursday 4 February 2016 with ACAS Chair Brendan Barber, ACAS Chief Conciliation Officer David Prince, Hannah Reed TUC, Pete Lockhart PCS, Liz Stephenson Pattinson & Brewer and one more to be confirmed

· East of England Monday 15 February 2016 with ACAS Chief Conciliation Officer David Prince, Binder Bansel Pattinson & Brewer, Hannah Reed TUC, Professor Richard Saundry Plymouth University

Burston Strike School

Shaun Jeffery is a horticulturalist, a member of Unite the Union and one of the organisers of the annual Burston Strike School Rally. Before this weeks packed event he wrote a guest blog for Unionlearn about the importance of the Rally. Read Shaun’s blog here https://www.unionlearn.org.uk/blog/burston-strike-school-rally-brings-ulrs-together

SERTUC unionlearn course for 2016

Full details here https://www.unionlearn.org.uk/publications/tuc-education-courses-southern-eastern

The Trade Union Bill


Their lordships had a “curtain-raiser” debate on the value of trade unions to the economy which has flushed out a few more peers. You can read it here http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldhansrd/text/151119-0001.htm#15111930000820 or you can watch it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06q5624/house-of-lords-20112015 

Disputes/union actions

BMA Junior Doctors

Industrial action against the government’s continued threat of imposition of an unsafe new contract. You are invited to express your support at the picket lines, with your banner, outside “almost any hospital of any size in England”


· 8am Tuesday 1 December to 8am Wednesday 2 December Emergency care only

· 8am to 5pm Tuesday 8 December Withdrawal of junior doctors’ labour

· 8am to 5pm Wednesday 16 December Withdrawal of junior doctors’ labour


Unite “No to the Trade Union Bill” public meeting

Thursday 3 December, 7pm, Norwich, with Steve Turner Unite, Jo Rust Unison, Jan McLachlan Norfolk People’s Assembly, Rob Williams NSSN http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/norwich-rally-to-oppose-draconian-trade-union-bill–on-3-dec/

PCS opposing the sell-off of the Land Registry – again

Petition and information here http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/pcs_comment/pcs_comment.cfm/government-to-try-again-to-sell-off-land-registry 

Trades Council actions

Greater London Association of Trade Union Councils

Conference Saturday 12 December 10am “London against austerity 2: Looking at pay” full info here http://www.glatuc.org.uk/news_detail1.php?id=240 

Other actions/events

News International Wapping Dispute exhibition

1 December to 11 February, Tower Hamlets http://www.wapping-dispute.org.uk/sites/default/files/wapping-flyer-2015-towerhamlets.pdf


News International Wapping dispute – Tony Hall

New book about Tony Hall, cartoonist and veteran striker who led Strike Graphics http://www.unitetheunion.org/uploaded/documents/Tony%20Hall%20book11-24414.pdf


London Overground Rail

Early Day Motion 696 http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2015-16/696

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