Back these strikes…organise solidarity!

21 October 2016
After Corbyn’s victory…let’s take the fight to the Tories. Fight Austerity, no to racism, solidarity with the strikes.
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Back these strikes…organise solidarity

Ritzy cinema and Hackney Picturehouse strikers

Book tickets for “Building Fighting Unions in the era of Jeremy Corbyn” conference, Saturday 12 November here

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Durham Teaching Assistants:
“No pay cuts”
For latest information: Go here
Messages of support: spartacusannie@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TAsDurhamValueUs/
Twitter: @TAs_Durham
Strike fund: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/CountyDurhamTeachingAssistants
Strike dates: TBC

Derby Teaching Assistants:
“No pay cuts”
For latest information: Go here
Messages of support: unison@derby.gov.uk
Strike fund: crowdfunding.justgiving.com/unisonderbyschools
Twitter: @Unisonderbycity
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnisonDerbyCityBranch/
Strike dates: TBC

Southern Rail Guards:
“Keep the Guard on the Train”
For latest information: Go here
Messages of support: 1885wackers@gmail.com
Strike dates: 00.01 on Friday 4 November and 23.59 on Saturday 5th November, 00.01 on Tuesday 22nd November and 23.59 on Wednesday 23rd November, 00.01 on Tuesday 6th December and 23.59 on Thursday 8th December.
Picket lines: details from the last strike here
National demonstration: Tuesday 1 November, 12.30-13.30 Old Palace Yard, Westminster. Followed by meeting in Parliament (2pm Committee Room 10)

Ritzy Cinema:
“Living Staff – Living Wage”
For latest information: Go here
Messages of support: ritzylivingwage@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RitzyLivingWage/
Twitter: @ritzylivingwage
https://www.crowdpac.co.uk/campaigns/250/picturehousestrike
Strike dates: TBC

Hackney Picture House cinema:
“Living staff, living wage”
For latest information: Go here
Messages of support: hphbectu@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RitzyLivingWage/
Twitter: @hphlivingwage
Strike fund: https://www.crowdpac.co.uk/campaigns/250/picturehousestrike
Strike dates: TBC

Equality and Human Rights Commission
“No cuts”
For latest information: Go here
Strike date: Wednesday 26 October

Kinsley school cleaners:
“No pay cuts”
For latest information: Go here
Messages of support: contact@unison-wakefield.org.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheKinsleyThree/
Twitter: @KinsleyCandD
Strike fund: Cheques should be made payable to Wakefield Unison and sent to 18 Gills Yard, Wakefield, WF1 3BZ. Messages of support can be emailed to contact@unison-wakefield.org.uk
Strike dates: All-out strike

Newsquest South London:
“Stop the cuts”
For latest information: Go here
Messages of support: campaigns@nuj.org.uk
Strike fund:Account number: 20143387 Sort code: 608301
Twitter:
@CutsQuest
Strike dates: Monday 24 October 2016 00:01hrs until 23:59hrs on Friday 28 October.

National Post Office strike
For latest information go here
Strike dates: Some 3,500 CWU members will strike for the day on Monday 31st October
Twitter: @CWUnews

Glasgow School Janitors:
“Fair pay”
For latest information: Go here
Messages of support: unisonenquieries@glasgowcityunison.org.uk
Strike dates: Monday 24 October – Friday 28 October
Twitter: @Unison_Glasgow
Demonstration: Daily protests every day of the strike, 1pm, city chambers

Community Safety Glasgow:
“Fair Pay”
For latest information: Go here
Messages of support: unisonenquiries@glasgowcityunison.org.uk
Twitter: @Unison_Glasgow
Strike dates: Saturday and Sunday 22-23 October

Lobby Against Privatisation of Glasgow City Council IT Services
Messages of support: unisonenquieries@glasgowcityunison.org.uk
Wednesday 26th Oct at 1pm – 1.30pm, Glasgow City Chambers
Twitter: @Unison_Glasgow

Sheffield Bins:
Messages of support: sheffield.office@gmb.org.uk
Strike dates: Saturday 22 October
Twitter (updates via): @PDaviesGMB
Demonstration: 6.30am Saturday 22 October, Lumley Street Depot, Sheffield S4 7YX

RMT President Sean Hoyle joins speakers at “Building Fighting Unions in the era of Jeremy Corbyn conference


Download the pdf’s for the outside of the conference leaflet here and the inside of the leaflet here

Book up today! Tickets here

Speakers include:
John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor
Megan Charlton, Durham Teaching Assistant
Ian Hodson, BFAWU national president
Jane Aitchison & Sean Vernell, Unite the Resistance
Hannah Lawson, PCS National Museums Wales
Sean Hoyle, RMT President
Axel Persson, CGT French rail worker
John Hendy, employment rights barrister
Dave Smith, Blacklist Support Group joint secretary
Stephen Thomas, NICO Unite rep Fawley Oil Refinery
Ben Weich, Deputy FOC, Newsquest
Liz Lawrence, UCU past president
Candy Udwin, PCS National Gallery
Dean Thwaites RMT Southern Rail striker
Ritzy cinema striker
BMA junior doctors

All speakers in a personal capacity

WORKSHOPS AND FORUMS ON:
• Trade unions in the age of Corbyn: strategies to win
• How do we organise against the anti-union laws?
• Migrant workers welcome: Here to stay, here to fight
• Organising the unorganised and the fight for £10 an hour
• How can our unions mobilise to defend public services?
• Trade unions, Labour and building the social movements

You can download the latest publicity here

BOOK TICKETS FOR THE CONFERENCE VIA EVENTBRITE HERE

Calling all trade unionists!
Please send messages of protest at the victimisation of Penny Gower, EIS branch secretary, and the travesties of justice at Edinburgh College.

Following widespread EIS-FELA concerns at the sacking of an Edinburgh College lecturer, management is now targeting the branch secretary Penny Gower. She represented the lecturer, demonstrated the flimsy case against him, and flagged up the abuses of procedure to the EIS members.

Penny has been informed that:
‘The Principal has decided to set disciplinary processes in train to answer ‘serious allegations’ from unnamed complainant/s:

‘Concerns that Penny Gower Branch Secretary, EIS is

In appropriately encouraging College EIS members to take strike action, and
Bring the College and HR team into disrepute.’
(The communication errors are management’s own.)

In response, the Edinburgh College EIS members have called for a strike ballot which is set to start from 24 October. The EIS seeks the dropping of disciplinary processes against Penny, and the reinstatement of the lecturer.

Please send messages of protest to Edinburgh College Regional Chair, ian.mckay@edinburghcollege.ac.uk , copied to EIS-FELA Branch Secretary pennygower1@gmail.com
National demonstration in support of Southern guards, Tuesday 1 November

RAIL UNION RMT has called a national protest for 1st November in support of Southern Guards in its long running dispute with GTR/Southern

RAIL UNION RMT has called a national protest for 1st November in support of Southern Guards in its long running dispute with GTR/Southern.

The protest will assemble at 12.30 – 13.30 opposite Parliament (Old Palace Yard).

This will be followed by a rally inside Parliament from 14.00 – 15.30 in Committee Room 10.

Rally speakers include:  Mick Cash, General Secretary RMT; Manuel Cortes, General Secretary TSSA; Andy McDonald MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport; Spokesperson, Disabled People Against Cuts; Caroline Lucas MP, Brighton Pavilion; Paul Nowak, Deputy General Secretary TUC and Dot Gibson, General Secretary National Pensioners Convention.

New “Blacklisted” film from Reel News
A new documentary on the story of the blacklist has been produced by Tom Wood from Reel News you can view it here

Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain’s book on the blacklist “Blacklisted” is now available in a substantially extended, updated edition, with new information and pictures. You can order it here: info@bookmarksbookshop.co.uk

Dave Smith will be speaking at the Unite the Resistance conference on 12 November (Bookhere)

Stand Up to Racism
Stand Up to Racism held a magnificent conference of 1500 people on Saturday 8 October. Among speakers were leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott.

It was a real launch pad for a new anti-racist movement in Britain. Stand Up to Racism is encouraging a whole series of initiatives following the success of the conference.

For more information go to their website here

National demonstration for Libraries, Galleries and Museums, Saturday 5 November

The demonstration is now backed nationally by Unison

See Barnet Unison’s website for more information

National demonstration for Education Saturday 19 November
The National Union of Students (NUS) and the University and College Union (UCU) have called a November national demonstration in central London. Set for Saturday 19 November, the demonstration – ‘United For Education’ – will represent a rallying call for free, accessible and quality further and higher education across the UK, and to demand an end to the marketisation of university and college education. Read on here

United Voices of the World campaign for reinstatement of LSE cleaner Alba
This week United Voices of the world heard that the LSE cleaners would be allowed access to the fourth floor canteen which they had been disgracefully denied.

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