Book now for Building Fighting Unions in the Era of Jeremy Corbyn conference, Saturday 12 November

10 October 2016

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Latest speakers for “Building Fighting Unions in the era of Jeremy Corbyn” conference, Saturday 12 November

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell, Megan Charlton from the Durham TA’s dispute and Dave Smith from the Blacklist Support Group are the latest speakers to join the Unite the Resistance conference on Saturday 12 November:

You can book for the conference here

Go to the Facebook group here

Download the timetable here

Other speakers include:

John McDonnell MP, shadow chancellor

Ian Hodson, BFAWU national president

John Hendy QC, Institute of Employment Rights

Sean Hoyle, RMT President

Hannah Lawson, PCS National Museums Wales

Megan Charlton, Durham Teaching Assistants

Niki Fitzgerald, BMA junior doctor

Dave Smith, joint secretary Blacklist Support Group

Candy Udwin, PCS National Gallery

Ben Weich, FOC NUJ Newsquest South London

Pippa Allen-Kinross, MOC NUJ Newsquest South London

Jane Aitchison & Sean Vernell, Unite the Resistance

Jo McNeill, UCU Liverpool University & NEC

Stephen Thomas, NICO Unite rep Fawley Oil Refinery

Graeme Boxall, London Construction branch secretary (Unite LE/0555)

Dr Lucia Pradella, Free Movement of Labour Campaign

Anthony Johnson, student nurse #BursaryOrBust

Axel PerssonCGT French rail worker

Dean Thwaites, RMT Southern Rail striker

Liz Lawrence, UCU past president BMA junior doctors

John Burgess & Hugh Jordan, Barnet Unison libraries strike

Ritzy cinema striker

All speakers in a personal capacity

All speakers in a personal capacity

Download pdf’s for the latest conference publicity here

The re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader has the potential to transform the possibilities for the trade union movement in Britain.

Pledges to scrap the Tory Trade Union Act, bring in a bill of workers’ rights and introduce a £10 an hour living wage are signs of what could be possible.

The call for £10 an hour will chime with millions of low paid workers across Britain.

The workers at Uber and Deliveroo who struck recently are a sign that the low paid
and the unorganised can fight back. Migrant cleaners working in the City of London struck and won the living wage – showing that migrants are here to stay and fight, as an integral part of our movement.

However, our movement also faces massive challenges.

The junior doctors’ fight inspired the movement, but the BMA leaders have now retreated from action.

Although there are some inspiring examples of resistance, the level of industrial action in Britain is very low.

Challenging the establishment’s attempts to divide our side with racism is also a crucial task for our unions.

• How do we raise the level of organisation and action to the political potential Jeremy Corbyn has opened up?

• How do we organise with the Trade Union Act’s anti-union legislation in place?

• Can we build on the examples of Sports Direct, Deliveroo and elsewhere, organise the unorganised and defend workers’ rights?

 

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

Download the latest publicity as a PDF here

Book your tickets for the conference here

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