This newsletter will contain both NTUC and NADS news. Ben will no longer be doing the NADS newsletter due to his many other commitments so until we get a new NADS newsletter editor (volunteers welcome!) we will put up NADS news on this blog and divert the NADS
website traffic here.
I want to take the opportunity to thank Ben for all his hard work. People don’t always appreciate all the behind the scenes activity, but Ben has organised or helped to organise many NADS and NTUC activities. Apart from the newsletter he has booked rooms, made phone calls, printed leaflets, been a stalwart attender and organiser of meetings and demos and ferried equipment around in order to set up stalls. Given the distance he lives from Northampton, his level of commitment has been amazing.
I will be putting up a separate entry soon with TUC news.
April 21st Sunday Stand Up For Labour Picturedrome 7.30. The comedian Sara Pascoe will perform and there will be guest speakers. Tickets and details at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/214901 or reserve by calling 07436 698158
23rd April 19.30 Trades Unionists and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) Public Meeting Vernon St Community Centre, Stockley St, Northampton, NN1 5HE
23rd April Tuesday The Spirit of ’45 directed by the radical film director Ken Loach. Amongst other things the film is a ‘call to arms’ against the current age of austerity. Viewings at 10.30am and again at 8.00pm and on Thursday 25th at 10.30am. It’s planned to hand out a NADS/anti-cuts leaflet from 7.30pm before the 8pm showing. If you can help with that please let Ron know (Ron.Mendel@northampton.ac.uk) or John Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org).
27th April Sat Stop the Bedroom Tax demo Northampton town centre from 1 to 4 pm. Details here: http://www.facebook.com/events/347667422002220/
27th and 28th April Sunday Workers’ Memorial Day – Corby and Northampton
NTUC will be holding a short commemoration in Abingdon St from midday on the 28th, with a petition, leaflet, posters etc. Please come along and support.
There will also be a commemoration organised by the GMB in Corby at 11am Sat 27th outside the Cube at the Steelworkers’ statue. Speakers include MP Andy Sawford. This will be followed by a light buffet. The Youth 2000 Brass Band will play before the event.
22nd June Sat Westminster Hall People’s Assembly. There is a new website for this event http://thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/ If you want to go you need to hurry as places are booking out and they already may have to have overspill facilities.