Monday, 25 June 2012

sertuc newsletter


newsletter 19
Trade union actions
PCS one day national strike in HM Revenue & Customs Monday 25 June details here 
Unison detailed guide to the Health & Social Care Act 
TUC General Council solidarity with striking Spanish miners 
A Future That Works TUC mass demonstration with rally in Hyde Park Saturday 20 October The newsletter and twitter #mdobney will include further details as they are available. New TUC demo website 
Tackling Youth Unemployment TUC seminar  Wednesday 4 July 2pm Congress House with David Miliband MP, Shiv Malik writer, Paul Kenny GMB 
Union Professional Development Programme July to September 2012 including Women’s Summer School 
Regional Council date change – the Executive Committee has agreed to move the date of the October RC meeting from 20 October (the date of the TUC’s national demonstration against austerity) toSaturday 27 October
Burston Strike School Rally Burston near Diss Sunday 2 September with Bob Crow RMT, Clive Lewis, Mark Serwotka PCS, Cath Speight Unite 
Trade Council actions
Ealing trades council public meeting “Healthcare in NW London is being put under the knife” Tuesday 26 June 7.30pm with Dr John Lister, Dot Gibson NPC, John McDonnell MP contact 07960 309 457
Brent, Ealing, Harrow trades councils have commissioned a report from Dr John Lister on NW London hospital closure plans, available from 
St Albans, Welwyn & Hatfield trades council meeting “Luton Against Islamophobia” Saturday 30 June 6pm Luton contact 07404 729 092
Kingston trades council open meeting “Kingston for a future that works” building for 20 October onThursday 12 July 7.30pm contact 
Islington trades council supporting Construction Safety Campaign and Battersea Crane Disaster Action Group protest outside DWP Tuesday 3 July 12 noon more from Mick or 07817 254 851
Oxford trades council with NASUWT and NUT demonstration Saturday 14 July more information from 
Lewes trades council Woody Guthrie centenary concert with Dr Will Kaufman 7.30pm Sunday 8 Julycontact Bill Ball 
Norwich trades council conference “Reconnecting unions with local political action” Saturday 7 Julywith Owen Jones author, Paul Kenny GMB, Marcus Roberts Fabian Society, Mark Ferguson Labour List, Steve Hart Unite, Neal Lawson Compass, Byron Taylor TULO, Melissa Benn author, Clive Lewis Labour Party PPC contact Geraldine Murray 
Wisbech, March & District trades council public meeting Saturday 30 June 1pm in March withAlasdair Smith Anti Academies Alliance 
Cities of London & Westminster trades council Pentonville 5 40th anniversary event Saturday 28 July Isle of Dogs contact Roger Sutton 
King’s Lynn & District trades council series of Saturday talks Women for Change 11am  14 JulyBernadette Barclay 
Other actions/information
Unemployment statistics from Office for National Statistics: national unemployment rate is 2.61 million
 Increase in three months to April 2012Total unemployed
East of England2,000 209,000 (6.8%)
LondonDecrease of 20,000 413,000 (9%)
South East2,000288,000 (6.4%)
Save Lambeth Women’s Project women are now occupying this threatened project 
UpRise event Tuesday 3 July 7.30pm London with comedians see 
Liberation annual general meeting Saturday 30 June London “Europe’s Crisis & Latin America’s Alternative” Jeremy Corbyn MP and Dr Francisco Dominguez  
Hackney Unemployed Workers Project “Express Yourself” conference Thursday 28 June London 12 noon or 07596 546 110
War on Want job opportunities Senior Campaigns Officer and Senior Programmes 
Norwich Pride Saturday 28 July 
Institute of Employment Rights seminar “Friction Dynamics: learning the lessons from a forgotten dispute” Monday 2 July London 
Construction Safety Campaign protest Tuesday 3 July London “Stop – Lives at Risk, Keep the Crane MOT” 07747 795 954 
Haringey Justice for Palestinians public meeting Tuesday 3 July 7pm with Ronnie Kasrils ANCcontact 
Ross Pritchard Memorial Fund Annual Essay Competition £750 prize for best essay of no more than 1,000 words on Is Scottish independence a vehicle for a development towards socialism? Essays to by Monday 1 October 2012
International Brigades Annual Memorial Event 12.30 Jubilee Gardens, London Saturday 7 July 020 7228 6504
Left Out left wing political blog written by women 
The 2012 George Edwards Memorial Meeting “The School, The Village and The Farm” Saturday 7 July 2pm contact 
International Brigades Annual Commemoration of the Brigades Saturday 7 July 12.30 with music and poetry 
London Hazards Fire Safety Training Day free event in Hayes 4 July 

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