Friday, 16 October 2015

SERTUC activities and news

SERTUC activities and news

SERTUC trades councils conference

Stronger Unions - Stronger Trades Councils - Stronger Communities Saturday 31 October at Congress House, with Matt Wrack FBU, Kate Osamor MP and many more. Full agenda here

SERTUC unionlearn annual conference

Tuesday 3 November at Congress House, register at Agenda here

SERTUC Women’s Rights Committee training seminar

Friday 27 November at Unite House London, with TU Bill, Abortion Rights, workshops and comedian. Full agenda here

SERTUC health & safety reps conference

Trade unions campaigning for better health, safety and well-being at work and in the community Friday 5 February 2016 at Congress House. Registration details here

National Minimum Wage (from 1 October)

·         £6.70 for workers 21 and over
·         £5.30 18-20 years
·         £3.87 for 16-17 years
·         £3.30 for apprentices under 19, or 19 and over in their first year

Burston Strike School Rally

Peter Everard Smith’s photographs from the 2015 Strike School Rally are available to view at

SERTUC with ACAS conferences – note the dates

·         London Thursday 4 February 2016
·         East of England Monday 15 February 2016

Lobby of Parliament on the Trade Union Bill Monday 2 November – book a meeting with your MP, full details here

Disputes/union actions

NUT Irish Teachers Evening

Wednesday 21 October 6pm London with Philipa Harvey & Kevin Courtney NUT, Austin Harney SERTUC, Lloyd Colfer London GAA, music by Irish Coalminers, refreshments provided

NUT and ATL in Berkshire

The Education Bill: What does it mean for Berkshire children? Saturday 14 November panel discussion (with Steve Madden BBC Berks, Max Hyde NUT, Kim Knappett ATL, Danny Dorling Oxford University, Jo Smith Fair Funding Campaign, Greg Wilton Bracknell Young Teacher3pm Reading, refreshments 5pm, Banner Theatre “Chicago, the great teachers strike 6pm

NUJ Black History Month event

Honouring activist and journalist Claudia Jones. Tuesday 27 October 6.30pm London keynote speaker Clive Lewis MP. Full details here

Trades Council actions

Greater London Association of Trade Union Councils

Reclaiming International Women's Day - organising meeting Friday 16 October Barking 6pm more info from Susan

Other actions/events

Theatre: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Townsend Productions present this acclaimed two handed presentation of Robert Tressell’s classic book  - running to 31 October in Peckham

Theatre: United We Stand

Townsend Productions present the story of Des Warren, Ricky Tomlinson and the Shrewsbury Pickets – 2 to 14 November in Peckham

Show Racism the Red Card

Launch of new film Immigration: What’s the Story? Thursday 22 October, 5pm London including guest speaker Christine Blower

National Pensioners Convention

Parliamentary lobby on social care and pensions Wednesday 4 November 11.30 onwards, contact NPC 020 7383 0388

Schools Out UK: LGBT History Month

Theme: Religion, belief and philosophy Thursday 26 November Cambridge, all day and evening

Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign – not TTIP!

Briefing on Nicaragua, ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America) and Latin American integration'free-trade'

Bishopsgate Institute – suffragette events

·         Votes, Wages and Milk: the East London Federation of Suffragettes, talk by Sarah Jackson 7.30pm Tuesday 27 October £9/£7
·         The Suffragettes who Demanded more than the Vote, 6 week course, Wednesday 2pm beginning 28 October, tutor David Rosenberg £103/£76

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