Sunday, 17 January 2016

SERTUC activities and news

SERTUC activities and news

SERTUC with Hope not Hate training days

Three days 23 & 30 January6 February, in Chelmsford, London, Canterbury, full details 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

SERTUC with ACAS conferences - note the dates

·         London Thursday 4 February 2016 with ACAS Chair Brendan Barber, ACAS Chief Conciliation Officer David Prince, Hannah Reed TUC, Pete Lockhart PCS, Amanda Brown NUT, Liz Stephenson Pattinson & Brewer details here
·         East of England Monday 15 February 2016 with ACAS Chief Conciliation Officer David Prince, Binder Bansel Pattinson & Brewer, Hannah Reed TUC, Professor Richard Saundry Plymouth University details here

Burston Strike School: Bargain Hunt!!

Bargain Hunt, due to be broadcast on BBC1 on Monday 25 January at 12.15 (but check nearer the time) will feature a short film on the Burston School Strike

SERTUC unionlearn courses for 2016

Dedalus & Arianna project on European Works Councils

Here is a report of the international seminar The next activity is a seminar in London to support EWC reps and officers – very relevant for all those in multi-national companies with European Works Councils, Friday 19 February, free to attend, lunch provided, and reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed. Apply at

SERTUC Pensioners Network seminar: Crisis in care and caring

Tuesday 15 March 10.30 at Congress House, with Barbara Keeley MP (Shadow Minister for Older People, Social Care and Carers) andJan Shortt (Vice President of the National Pensioners Convention). Details here

The Trade Union Bill


Week of activities Monday 8 February to Sunday 14 February, information here

SERTUC flyers for #heartunions week will be available soon…

Hansard report of the second reading debate in the House of Lords

Disputes/union actions

BMA junior doctors’ dispute

Full information on progress is here The BMA will be continuing ACAS-facilitated discussion this week, but if unsuccessful next strike days (you can support picket lines and demonstrations at most major hospitals) are:
·         8am Tuesday 26 to 8am Thursday 28 January
·         8am to 5pm Tuesday 26 January

CWU petition defending the People’s Post

Trades Council actions

GLATUC celebration: Reclaim International women’s Day

Saturday 12 March 2pm in London, with Megan Dobney SERTUC, Sarah Jackson author, Councillor Rachel Blake. More information from

Other actions/events

Campaign for Trade Union Freedom & Institute of Employment Rights

Spring Rally: The Trade Union Bill and Beyond – fighting the anti-union laws Thursday 11 February 6.30pm, London with everyone! See here for details

Hold on Tight – London Transport and the Trade Unions

Venezuela Solidarity Campaign: film Hip Hop Revolucion

Documentary screening Thursday 28 January 6pm followed by Q&A with director Pablo Navarrete, Dr Francisco Dominguez, Stephanie Kennedy, Shelly Asquith, in London £5/£4

Newham United Against Austerity

Inaugural meeting Saturday 30 January 2pm with Lyn Brown MP, John McDonnell MP, Kevin Courtney NUT, Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz, Yvonne Green Unison. More info from

Marx Memorial Library

Online education courses “Labour, Value and Exploitation: introducing Marx’s economics”. Four sessions beginning on Saturday 25 January£20/£10, info here

News International Wapping Dispute exhibition

1 December to 11 February, Tower Hamlets 21 January 30th Anniversary Event 5pm including showing of Banging out: Fleet Street remembered

London marathon: Alliance for Inclusive Education

SERTUC is affiliated to ALLFIE and they have a runner in the marathon on 24 April – if you wish to sponsor, see here

Ruskin College BA and MA beginning in October 2016

·         BA International Labour and Trade Union Studies
·         MA Global Labour and Social Change


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