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Newsletter 117 from SERTUC

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newsletter 117

SERTUC

Burston Strike School SERTUC East of England Trade Union Network centenary appeal closes 31 October, details here http://burstonstrikeschool.wordpress.com/trustees/

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 International Committee with Transport Industries Network and Public Services Committee open meeting Thursday 23 October 6.30pm with Roger Sutton TIN, John Hilary War on Want, Richard Howitt MEP, Jean Butcher PSC, Bernard Regan International Committee http://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/SERTUC%20International%20Commmittee%20Open%20meeting%20-%20Thursday%2023%20October%202014.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

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 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 dlewis@tuc.org.uk
All SERTUC trade unionists are welcome to attend as visitors but pre-registration is essential at dlewis@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

BECTU advises Ritzy cinema dispute concluded with a 26% pay rise accepted by members. The boycott on Picturehouse Cinemas Group has ended and organising at other cinemas in the chain continues https://www.bectu.org.uk/news/2249

NUT “Manifesto for our children’s education” https://www.teachers.org.uk/files/manifesto-16pp-a5–9623-_0.pdf copies available from london@nut.org.uk

RMT Wessex Regional Council march and rally in Southampton. March 10.30 near the station to rally in Guildhall Square from 11.45 Saturday 4 October with Peter Pinkney RMT President, Councillor Keith Morrell and other key note speakers http://www.rmt.org.uk/news/events/mcnulty-rail-cuts–southampton-protest/

TUC

TUC briefing/campaign note Defending Independent Living – what unions can do http://sertucresources.wordpress.com/tuc-publications/

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

TUC national demonstration Britain Needs a Pay Rise Saturday 18 October transport and other details here http://falseeconomy.org.uk/travel/uk/all/t1

St Albans, Welwyn & Hatfield trades council 10am St Albans, 10.20 Uni of Herts, 10.30 Hatfield contact nutjon@aol.com
Chelmsford trades council is going by train contact acoburn@blueyonder.co.uk
Stevenage trades council is going by train contact stephen_glennon@sky.com
Trades council actions

Southend trades council street stall Saturday 4 October 11am High Street, supporting the TUC demonstration “Britain needs a pay rise” contact ianpope789@btinternet.com

Greenwich & Bexley trades council public meeting supporting forthcoming strikes and TUC demonstration Tuesday 7 October 7pm Woolwich Town Hall with Matt Wrack FBU, Andy Prendergast GMB, Helen Pattinson Unite and more, contact Lynne Chamberlain lynne.windeatt@btinternet.com

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” to register your interest croydonassembly@gmail.com and more info as available here http://www.croydontuc.org.uk/page_3135608.html

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

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 or http://www.tuc.org.uk/equality-issues/ross-pritchard-memorial-fund-essay-competition Closing date Saturday 18 October

Stop the War Coalition “Stop the bombing of Iraq” demonstration Saturday 4 October London http://stopwar.org.uk/events/october-4-demonstration-stop-the-bombing-of-iraq-don-t-bomb-syria

People’s Assembly Question Time Thursday 9 October 7pm £5/£2 Tower Hamlets, London with Russell Brand, Natalie Bennett Green Party, Mark Serwotka PCS, Lutfur Rahman Mayor http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/questiontime

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

Tony Benn: Last Will and Testament film Sunday 5 October 4.30pm Mile End followed by panel discussion with Samantha Norman, John Sergeant ex BBC, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Lindsey German StWC, Michael Miles director http://www.genesiscinema.co.uk/specialevents.php

LeSoCo Deptford Campus diploma courses for Reps starting October (TUC Equalities Diploma, TUC Employment Law Diploma) contact fred.behardien@lesoco.ac.uk

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

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 Peckham 26-29 November, South Oxfordshire 26 October, Southend 5-7 November http://www.townsendproductions.org.uk/tour-dates

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