Monday, 23 September 2013

SERTUC newsletter 76

Subject: SERTUC newsletter 76 - digest of trade union and trades council activities in the region


newsletter 76

SAVE OUR NHS @nhs299
·         Kings Lynn trades council coach 8am with pick up at Peterborough 8.45am contact Jo Rust   
  • St Albans, Welwyn & Hatfield trades council coach 8am contact Jon   
Union information
PCS DCLG check-off court protest Tuesday 3 September 9.30-10.30am  
NUT/NASUWT Rallies for Education for parents, teachers, governors and public
  • London 11am Saturday 14 September with Christine Blower NUT, Patrick Roach NASUWT
  • Cambridge 11am Saturday 21 September with Chris Keates NASUWT and Kevin Courtney NUT 
Trades council actions
Great Yarmouth trades council "Save our Royal Mail" rally Saturday 7 September Market Place 11am contact Kevin Reynolds  
Camden trades council open meeting "Fighting cuts and privatisation" Thursday 19 September 7pm with Paul Embury FBU, CWU, PCS contact 020 7974 1633
Norwich trades council NHS march and rally Saturday 12 October 1pm more  
Portsmouth trades council Workers Celebration Family Event Saturday 7 September 7-11.30pm BBQ and light buffet £2 admission contact Avil Eley 02392 824 514 or 02392 007 914 or Louis Mac Donald  
Southend trades council Public Meeting Wednesday 4 September 7.30pm "Unity is strength: why you should join a union" with Megan Dobney SERTUC contact Ian Pope
Chelmsford trades council present Banner Theatre's cabaret "In a right state" Saturday 26 October 7pm £5, fairtrade refreshments and debate. Contact Malcolm
Kings Lynn trades council Film Event "The Spirit of '45" Friday 30 August 7pm £4 contact Jo Rust
Kings Lynn trades council Women for Change talk "Women in Nepal" Saturday 21 September with Feyzi Ismail. Contact Jo Rust
Kings Lynn trades council Women for Change talk "The impact of cuts on women" Saturday 19 October with Jo Rust. Contact Jo Rust
Kings Lynn trades council "Celebrate the NHS and Defend Public Services" event Saturday 28 September 12 noon with face painting, balloons, music, food and speakers. Contact Jo Rust
SERTUC Regional Council videos of speakers at July RC: Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Tommy Molloy, Tommy Sheridan  
SERTUC unionlearn regional conference Tuesday 26 November with Kay Carberry TUC, Paul Maloney GMB, Chris Humphries, Megan Dobney SERTUC. More info Jon
SERTUC Health & Safety Reps seminar "The Healthy Workplace" Thursday 31 October10am Congress House. More info
SERTUC trades councils conference 10am Saturday 23 November Congress House with Bob Crow RMT. More info  
SERTUC Education courses for union reps in the Region - contact Rob Hancock or Phil Gowan for full details of what's on from September
Action for Rail campaign 
TUC Organising Academy programme for 2013-14 available or contact Becky Wright
Other actions/information
Stop the War Coalition national demonstration "No attack on Syria" Saturday 31 August 12 noon Temple Place, London
Burston Strike School Rally 11am Sunday 1 September with Bob Crow RMT, Steve Turner Unite, Lesley Mercer TUC President, Richard Howitt MEP,  Beth Davies NUT, co-chairs Megan Dobney SERTUC, Pilgrim Tucker Unite, music Leon Rosselson, Red Flags, RMT Brass Band coach details here
Campaign for Press & Broadcasting Freedom "End the intimidation of journalist and their families now" petition re David Miranda etc 
Anglia National Pensioners Convention 2013 Conference "Respecting the Elderly" Attleborough, Norfolk Friday 4 October 9.45am with Chris Brooks, Norman Lamb MP, Lella Hudson CQC, Dot Gibson NPC, Eamon McGrath Age UK, Ron Douglas NPCcontact Frank Lucking or 07584 284 204
National Pensioners Convention e-petition "Hands off universal pensioner benefits"
Redmond O'Neill Memorial Lecture "From Marti & Bolivar to Castro & Chavez"Wednesday 18 September 6.30pm London with Richard Gott, Ken Livingstone, Kate Hudson contact  
Ruskin College "Spirit of 45" Friday 11 October 6pm with Alex Gordon RMT see
Norfolk People's Assembly 7.30pm Norwich Thursday 12 September more info 
Miami 5 Vigil Grosvenor Square Tuesday 17 September 6pm. More info Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Ross Pritchard Memorial Fund annual essay competition, prize £750, closing date 30 September. Contact Joanne Adams for more info
Luton People's Assembly campaign against Riverbank Children's Ward closure Saturday 31 August. For more info

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