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Newsletter 117 from SERTUC


newsletter 117


Burston Strike School SERTUC East of England Trade Union Network centenary appeal closes 31 October, details here

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 register at

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 register at

SERTUC Disabled Workers Network open meeting Thursday 30 October 4.30pm London with Kate Green MP and Paula Peters DPAC register 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/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

NUT “Manifesto for our children’s education”–9623-_0.pdf copies available from

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–southampton-protest/


TUC briefing/campaign note Defending Independent Living – what unions can do

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)

TUC national demonstration Britain Needs a Pay Rise Saturday 18 October transport and other details here

St Albans, Welwyn & Hatfield trades council 10am St Albans, 10.20 Uni of Herts, 10.30 Hatfield contact
Chelmsford trades council is going by train contact
Stevenage trades council is going by train contact
Trades council actions

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

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

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

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

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

Stop the War Coalition “Stop the bombing of Iraq” demonstration Saturday 4 October London

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

Clive Efford MP PMB petition Stop NHS Privatisation

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

LeSoCo Deptford Campus diploma courses for Reps starting October (TUC Equalities Diploma, TUC Employment Law Diploma) contact

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

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

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


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