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SERTUC Transport Industries Network conference on transport in rural and small urban areas Saturday 28 February – details here https://sertucresources.wordpress.com/sertuc-events/

SERTUC Public Services Committee with Anti Academies Alliance conference Saturday 7 February 9.30am with Professor Gus John, Natalie Bennett, Kevin Courtney, Mary Bousted, Zoe Williams, Bill Esterson MP, Megan Dobney, Jonathan Simons, Sharon Duggal – details here http://sertucresources.wordpress.com/sertuc-events/

SERTUC Creative & Leisure Industries Committee conference Saturday 14 March 1pm to 8pm including social event – details here http://sertucresources.wordpress.com/sertuc-events/

SERTUC Race Relations Committee evening to celebrate Claudia Jones Friday 6 March from 6pm – details here http://sertucresources.wordpress.com/sertuc-events/

SERTUC Race Relation Committee evening to build for UN Day against racism with musician/professor Will Kaufman from 6.30pm Wednesday 18 March – details here http://sertucresources.wordpress.com/sertuc-events/

SERTUC/ACAS East of England conference 10am Monday 9 March 2015 Bury St Edmunds with Megan Dobney SERTUC, David Prince ACAS, Binder Bansel Pattinson & Brewer, Lewis Emery LRD, Miles Hubbard Unite, Caroline Plummer ACAS £10 including lunch, events@acas.org.uk or 08457 38 37 36 details here http://sertucresources.wordpress.com/sertuc-events/

SERTUC/ACAS London conference – 10am Friday 6 February 2015 Congress House with Megan Dobney SERTUC, Fiona Neathey ACAS, David Prince ACAS, Liz Stephenson Pattinson & Brewer, Gail Cartmail Unite, Linda Perks Unison free to attend, book at sertucevents@tuc.org.uk mailto:sertucevents@tuc.org.uk%20%20 details here http://sertucresources.wordpress.com/sertuc-events/

Levellers Day 2015 Burford Saturday 16 May 10.30am; theme “Education: the key to democracy?” dedication, march, stalls, refreshments and debate with Professor Danny Dorling, Melissa Benn, Kevin Courtney NUT, chair Paul Mackney http://levellersday.wordpress.com/whats-happening-2015/ flyer here https://sertucresources.wordpress.com/sertuc-events/

Levellers Day 2015 Lilburne Night Friday 15 May 7.30pm Alvescot lectures celebrating the 400th anniversary of John Lilburne’s birth with Ted Vallance, John Rees, Ann Hughes flyer here https://sertucresources.wordpress.com/sertuc-events/

Burston Strike School Rally on Sunday 6 September with (thus far) Christine Blower NUT, The Hurriers, Mike Jackson Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners https://burstonstrikeschool.wordpress.com/2015-rally/

Union information

Health unions on strike Thursday 29 January picket lines at all major hospitals from 9am more here http://www.unison.org.uk/health/29-january-action-for-branches contact local health union officers and join picket lines

Prospect campaign “Save the library at the Imperial War Museum” petition here – please sign https://www.change.org/p/rt-hon-george-osborne-mp-urgently-reverse-current-and-future-cuts-to-the-uk-imperial-war-museum-s-annual-operating-grant-in-aid-so-that-it-can-maintain-services-and-preserve-its-standing-as-an-international-centre-for-study-research-and-education

NUT Lambeth Equalities conference during LGBT History Month (with Unite, GMB, Unison) Thursday 26 February with Lib Beck Lambeth Council, Elly Barnes Educate & Celebrate, Professor Gus John, Richard Rieser, Ros McNeil NUT free for Lambeth Council staff, £5.95 for others book here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/lambeth-nut-7827496595

NUT Oxfordshire Question Time Thursday 26 February with Phil Gayle, Nicola Blackwood MP Conservative, Andrew Smith MP Labour, Layla Moran Lib Dem, Ann Duncan Green Sir Tim Brighouse, Kevin Courtney NUT http://www.oxnut.org.uk/files/Oxfordshire_Education_Question_Time_Flyer_A5_1.pdf

TUC

TUC Young Workers Forum Register Your Workplace campaign download the “how to” guide here http://www.tuc.org.uk/young-workers/young-workers-month/tuc-voter-registration-packs

Trades council actions

Southampton Communities Alliance “Stand up for Southampton” oppose “Immigration Street” programme. Demonstration Saturday 31 January 11am London https://www.facebook.com/events/605926299533142/ and http://sca0238.blogspot.co.uk/

Southwark trades council and Lesbian & Gays Support the Miners showing Still the Enemy Within Thursdeay 29 January in Peckham http://www.peckhamplex.com/films/still-the-enemy-within-film118608.html

Peterborough trades council is showing the film “Still the enemy within” on Friday 6 February 7pm £5/£2.50 contact peterboroughtuc@gmail.com

Mid Sussex trades council is working towards its launch – join them on Wednesday 18 February in Haywards Heath with Megan Dobney, SERTUC. Contact Henry Fowler midsussextradescouncil@hotmail.com 07792 944 780

Other actions/information

Oxford Unite Against Fascism “Marine le Pen not welcome at Oxford Union” rally Wednesday 28 January and demonstration Friday 6 February (not 5th as on website) http://www.oxforduaf.org.uk/index.php/8-emails-hidden/12-rally-no-to-racism-fascism-and-islamophobia-marine-len-pen-not-welcome-here

New Policy Institute discussion meeting “Council Tax Reform in the Age of Localism” Thursday 26 February London contact ines.newman@gmail.com

Marx Memorial Library classes: Classes on Marxist Philosophy, Marx’s Political Economy, lectures: details here http://www.marx-memorial-library.org/

Defend Council Housing and South London Peoples Assembly March for Homes Saturday 31 January assemble 12 noon Elephant & Castle more here http://www.defendcouncilhousing.org.uk/dch/resources/MarchForHomesAnnouncement.pdf

Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

· Richard Gott presents the Second Annual Hugo Chavez Memorial Lecture Thursday 26 February 7pm Bolivar Hall, London https://www.facebook.com/events/1544600939119096/

· Rally for Venezuela, celebrating 10 years of VSC Thursday 4 June 6.30pm Hamilton House, London https://www.facebook.com/events/342924282558019/?ref=70

Red Ladder Theatre Company ticket discount on “We’re not going back” on the role of women in the miners’ strike, London, Tuesday 15 February £7 using code UNIONMEMBER when booking https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/were-not-going-back#overview

Townsend Productions play “United we stand” on the Shrewsbury Pickets will be in Luton 23-24 January and 5 February, Bedford 31 January http://www.townsendproductions.org.uk/

Women’s Assembly Against Austerity 2015 conference Saturday 14 February London, more info Anita Wright naw@sisters.org.uk

Workers Education Association free seminar “Raising Awareness of Autism in the Workplace” Tuesday 27 January 9.30am contact Monica Gort mgort@wea.org.uk

Levellers’ Association “Lilburne 400” conference Saturday 14 March 11am London with Martine Brant, Peter Flannery, Ted Vallance, Ariel Hessayon, Katherine Clements, John Rees, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Rachel Foxley, Rev Hammer, Jason Peacey and Michael Constantine £12/£10 http://www.leveller.org.uk/

News International Wapping Dispute exhibition at St Bride Foundation to 13 February, http://www.sbf.org.uk/the-wapping-dispute

Marx Memorial Library and Pallant House Gallery “Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War” to 15 February http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions1/current-exhibitions/main-galleries/british-artists-and-the-spanish-civil-war/british-artists-and-the-spanish-civil-war

Million Women Rise 2015 central London Saturday 7 March 12 noon http://www.millionwomenrise.com/7-march-2015.html#.VKhBdGcqWM9

Stand up to racism UN Anti-Racism Day Demonstration Saturday 21 March 12 noon London. Nothing on website yet but TUC is supporting contact Wilf Sullivan wsullivan@tuc.org.uk<mailto:wsullivan@tuc.org.uk

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