Tuesday, 12 May 2015

SERTUC update: election and other events

The general election in the Region in brief…

London

There are 73 constituencies in London – 45 are now held by Labour (up seven from 2010)

South East

Greens hold Brighton Pavilion
Labour holds Oxford East, Southampton Test, Slough
Labour loses Southampton Itchen
Labour gains Hove
(four seats as before)

East of England

Labour hold Luton South, Luton North
Labour gain Cambridge, Norwich South
(up two from 2010)


SERTUC activities

SERTUC Annual Report 2015

SERTUC training for sub-group activists

Effective Participation in Meetings training day Saturday 30 May 10.30am to 2.30pm, Congress House - details here:https://sertucresources.wordpress.com/sertuc-events/

SERTUC TU Education

Gender, Globalisation and Poverty Reduction course for union reps at South Thames College Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 July (3 days)
Contact angie.birtill@south-thames.ac.uk for more information

Red Ladder theatre special offer

Discounted rate of £10 (instead of £25) for double bill Hurling Rubble at the Sun and Hurling Rubble at the Moon Finsbury Park London, promo code SERTUC10 see https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/hurling-rubble-at-the-sun and https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/hurling-rubble-at-the-moon


Disputes

UCU and Unison Stop the Cuts at London Met University

Lobby London Met Board of Governors Tuesday 12 May 4.30pm see https://uculondonmet.wordpress.com/


Trades Council actions

Hastings

Supporting Hastings Palestine Solidarity with The Freedom Theatre of Jenin with The Siege Thursday 28 May

Eastbourne

Meeting Tuesday 12 May 7.30pm, campaigning priorities in the wake of the general election with Megan Dobney, SERTUC Regional Secretary, at the View Hotel
Contact Dave Brinson secretary@east-sussex.nut.org.uk

Hillingdon

The trades council is being re-built! Please share with your Hillingdon members... next meeting on Tuesday 26 May at 7.15pm in Uxbridge, contact acting secretary wallykennedy@hotmail.co.uk


Levellers Day

Lilburne Night seminar/discussion

Friday 15 May 7.30pm With Ted Vallance, John Rees, Ann Hughes

Levellers Day march, rally and debate

Saturday 16 May 10.30am With Professor Danny Dorling, Melissa Benn, Kevin Courtney (NUT), Paul Mackney, Rev Mark Chapman, Sea Green Singers, Cry Havoc, Woodcraft Folk


Burston Strike School Rally
Sunday 6 September With Christine Blower (NUT), Matt Wrack (FBU), The Hurriers, Mike Jackson (Lesbian & Gays Support the Miners)


Other things…

Ruskin College Oxford

BA and MA International Labour & Trade Union Studies, recruiting now for September 2015

Vigil in memory of Irish famine victims

Sunday 10 May 4pm Congress House London with John McDonnell MP and Jim Kelly, SERTUC Vice President, contactau5tin67@yahoo.co.uk

Working Class Heroes

Project website celebrating working class campaigns and commemorations including many photos of the London May Day march and rallyhttp://www.workingclassheroes.org.uk/

International Brigade in Reading

Rededication of the memorial Sunday 10 May see http://www.international-brigades.org.uk/content/10-may-reading


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