Jun 032014
 

News

Northampton Blacklisting Protest. On the 23rd May there was an occupation by the Blacklist Supporters Group and members of Unite and Unison of the premises of the Danish Employment Agency Atlanco Rimec in Northampton, who were recently exposed on Danish TV as having kept a secret blacklist. This was part of a day of national action.

Public Support for Reclaims Our NHS

Public Support for Reclaim Our NHS

For press coverage and quotes by Brian Higgins, UCATT Branch Sec from Northampton, who was blacklisted and then endured decades of unemployment see http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-efdb-Campaigners-occupy-blacklister-Atlanco-Rimecs-office#.U43CqiiGfLI. Brian’s 49 page blacklist file is the largest file kept on the covert database and records when he stood up for his fellow workers as a UCATT shop steward and elected convener on building sites in London area during the 1980 and 90s.

Events

Also look at previous newsletters.

5th June: Unison Worth It campaign – Fair Pay for NHS Workers Day of Action. There will be a gathering outside the main Cliftonville entrance of the hospital, probably between 12 and 1. Please come and support. Details will go up on https://www.facebook.com/unisonhospitals.branch and the Worth It campaign national site is https://www.unison.org.uk/our-campaigns/unison-campaigns/worth-it/home/

6th/7th (Friday/Sat) June Women Chainmakers Festival, Cradley Heath, Sandwell. Saturday will be a great day out for the family. Speakers, theatre, music and plenty for the kids to do. For details: 7304_1 Chainmakers_2014_leaflet_final2.

9th June: Trades Council 7.00pm Old Black Lion

14th/15th June: Unionlearn conference 10 to 4 Congress House http://www.unionlearn.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3236

21st June People’s Assembly National Demonstration and free festival. Assemble 1pm, BBC HQ, Portland Place (Tube: Oxford Circus) March to Parliament. Coaches are being organised from across the country – get in touch with your local People’s Assembly group for transport details: http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/local-groups

12th July Sat TUC Young Workers Forum Birmingham. Email rjohnston@tuc.org.uk for details. Topics will include zero hours contracts, job insecurity etc. Would be well worthwhile sending a delegate! We need more young people to be involved with our TUs.

Sept 11th Conference on the Legacy of the Miners’ Strike in Birmingham.
Contact t.potter@staff.newman.ac.uk
Download a flyer for the event.

28th November Midlands TUC Reps Awards Dinner at Aston Villa Football Club! Closing Date for nominations Friday 31st Oct.

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Info/Details from Michelle Kesterton mkesterton@tuc.org.uk.

Links

Reclaim Our NHS has produced a leaflet for distribution. If you can get some copies into your local GP/pharmacy etc it would be great! NHS Leaflet 1

NHS articles etc: http://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs?utm_source=OurNHS&utm_campaign=ebe1309117-OURNHS_RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_25189be8a1-ebe1309117-407833733

Send an email to the Guatemalan Attorney General re the murder of banana picker trade unionists: http://act.goingtowork.org.uk/page/speakout/bring-murderers-of-banana-trade-unionists-to-justice

Global Worker website (IndustriALL): http://www.industriall-union.org/home

TUC: Campaign in Defence of the Welfare System ‘Save Our Safety Net’. The campaign is looking for a couple who can talk about how hard it would be to wait 6 weeks for benefits if they became unemployed and also someone who found work after being unemployed who can talk about the importance of being given welfare help. Contact Alex Rossiter w 0207 467 1285, mob 07887 572 130 email arossiter@tuc.org.uk

TUC Briefing ‘A Future that Works’ Campaign for the Disabled. Long and detailed briefing, well worth reading. http://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/DisabledPeopleFightingAusterity.pdf

Nov 142013
 

TRADES COUNCIL TODAY Thursday 14th Nov 7.15, Old Black Lion. Very important discussion on Trades Council, attendance, future developments/priorities etc. Please could all affiliates

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FBU action: the FBU has taken part in their 4th strike action. The Executive Council has decided to ballot over other forms of action short of a strike as well. For up to date info on the general position see http://www.fbu.org.uk/archives/7399

NAPO: held a very successful 24 hours of strike action and are now doing action short of a strike. Chron coverage: http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/probation-workers-in-northampton-begin-24-hour-strike-1-5651122

The CWU suspended their action for more talks. Here is the current update – there has been an extension in discussions until the 27th

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Nov: http://www.cwu.org/news/archive/royal-mail-dispute-update.html

Daventry March on the NHS. Newspaper coverage and video: https://twitter.com/BrixworthLabour/status/398865632168783872/photo/1http://www.daventryexpress.co.uk/news/local/cardiac-unit-closure-march-wins-support-1-5662786

Events

Also see previous newsletter

TONIGHT 14th Nov see Question Time 10.35 when there will be someone from the Save Portsmouth Shipyard Campaign. I believe the GMB has organised a protest outside too. Portsmouth TUC is very involved in the Campaign and I am sure messages of support would be welcome: https://www.facebook.com/saveportsmouthshipyard

18th November Monday to 24th Nov Sunday Local Human Rights Week organised by the Northampton Rights and Equality Council: press release NREC Human Rights week

20th November Wed TUC

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3rd December: Next joint strike action by UCU, Unison and Unite. Please support the picket lines that day – details to come: http://www.ucu.org.uk/6833, http://www.unison.org.uk/news/university-staff-announce-3-december-for-second-date-of-strike-action and http://www.unitetheunion.org/campaigning/own-up-pay-up-clean-up-tuc-day-of-action-on-blacklisting/university-staff-announce-3-december-for-second-date-of-strike-action/

Other useful links and requests for help

Unison victory over derecognition battle in Bradford – important to see these battles can be fought and won: http://www.unison.org.uk/news/union-wins-bradford-derecognition-battle

Union Learn conference video: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ebd004a8047907dc47d269fd1&id=98468d960a&e=b4e78b83fe

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation website is full of useful reports and statistics. Here’s one of their latest : http://data.jrf.org.uk/data/low-pay-age-industry/

Defend Council Housing latest newsletter: http://www.defendcouncilhousing.org.uk/dch/

Female Genital Mutilation petition: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/52740

Murder of Colombian Trade Unionist – please send letter – only takes a few seconds: http://www.iuf.org/cgi-bin/campaigns/show_campaign.cgi?c=800

Oct 272013
 

Events

31st Oct Thurs: UCU and Unison strike action. Picket line on both campuses from 8 to 12 depending on numbers. Please support!

2nd Nov Sat Daventry Protest March. ‘Like everywhere else in the country, Daventry has been hit hard by the Tory attacks on the public sector. In the last few months the local cardiac unit and ambulance station have closed. Now we have been told a local nursing home will be closing down, with a loss of thirty beds. On 2nd November there will be a public march and rally through Daventry to protest against the attacks on our NHS. Having had the pleasure of campaigning with you all in the past, it would be great if you and some of

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your members could join us. The march will start at 10:00 am and finish at 11:00 am. Labour Councillor Wendy Randall is in charge of arranging the march and can be contacted on 07840747348 or wendyrandall121@hotmail.co.uk’

4th Nov Monday CWU strike. We will let you know picket line details as and when. http://www.cwu.org/postal-workers-vote-4-to-1-for-strike-action.html

5th November Tuesday: Bonfire of Austerity. The People’s Assembly is calling for protest in every town. http://thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/5nov/ Have we any plans for Northampton? Please let me know.

5th/6th Nov Wed: NAPO strike (probation and family court staff union) 12 noon on 5th Nov to 12 noon on the 6th in response to the government’s plans to sell off 70% of the probation service. More details to follow.

9th November Sat Labour Assembly Against Austerity 9am – 5pm, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX The Labour Assembly Against Austerity will provide a forum for Labour Party members to discuss alternatives to austerity and the policies Labour needs to stimulate growth, jobs and rising living standards. http://labourassemblyagainstausterity.org.uk/

14th November Trades Council 7.15 Old Black Lion. Please could as many delegates attend as possible for an important discussion on the way forward. Non-affiliated unions welcome to come and join in.

16th Nov Sat: The Campaign For State Education’s Reclaiming Education Conference. Reclaiming Education flyer No 2

30th Nov Sat National Shop Stewards Birmingham

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Feb 2014 Women’s Assembly Against Austerity: Following the success of the People’s Assembly Against Austerity, which saw over 3,000 people fill Central Hall Westminster, the National Assembly of Women is working with other women from Stop the War, CND, People’s Charter and Charter for Women to organise a Women’s Assembly Against Austerity.

This event will take place in London in February 2014 and a call has gone out for support to women’s organisation, women-led organisations, leading women from trade unions, anti racist and anti discrimination struggles, plus other influential women in public life. The only criteria

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is that they must be anti austerity and support the founding statement of the People’s Assembly. The purpose of the Women’s Assembly is to:

· Give voice to the impact that policies of austerity and privatisation are having on women in Britain

· Develop thinking about the alternatives to austerity from women’s perspective

· Encourage women in resisting through linking up and learning from each other, including between women’s organisations and women in the labour and trade union movement

· Ensure that women are at the front and centre of a UK movement against austerity and in developing the alternative

The aim is not to set up a new women’s organisation, but rather bring together existing organisations and women to work together against austerity.

Contact details: http://www.sisters.org.uk/2contactus.html

Other issues

Blacklisting. We have been sent a transcript of Hansard of the blacklisting debate in October. Blacklisting debate 16th OCtober

Solidarity Shopping. A new initiative begun in Australia I believe. They are looking for crowd sourcing and asking unions and Trades Councils to subscribe: http://www.notamazon.co.uk/bulletins/TUCs.html

Stories in the local press:

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/new-firefighter-strike-dates-announced-in-november-1-5626969

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/health/health-news/275-million-shortfall-in-nhs-northamptonshire-and-county-council-funding-1-5592510

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/social-workers-at-risk-of-burning-out-due-to-high-number-of-vacancies-in-northamptonshire-1-5620183

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/more-than-68-million-handed-out-in-housing-benefits-by-northampton-borough-council-1-5619774

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/ngh-to-be-inspected-as-a-priority-by-care-quality-commission-1-5618396
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