The NUT held two stalls on the Saturdays before the strike action on the 26th.
Today 31st March: Probation Staff take strike action: http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/probation-service-staff-go-out-on-strike-over-claims-privatisation-plans-risk-public-safety-1-5969537
24th March to 6th April Fair Pay Fortnight http://fairpayfortnight.org/. Sign the petition at http://act.goingtowork.org.uk/page/s/tell-the-party-leaders-that-britain-needs-a-payrise
1st April 12.00 noon Northampton Job Centre: Demo against ATOS and to show the DWP that no more deaths due to Welfare Reform will be tolerated. Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/224808061056931
2nd April Annual General Meeting of Northampton Association National Union of Teachers will be
on Wednesday 2nd April at Malcolm Arnold Academy at 5.00 pm. Pat will send out an agenda in due course.
5th April National Day of Action Against Bedroom Tax https://www.facebook.com/ATOSNationalDemo
5th April 10.30 am: Community Action and Support group stall at Cobblers Last statue Abington St to advertise their activities and opposition against Bedroom Tax and work advice sessions. Anyone else interested is welcome to come along with material/placards etc opposed to the Bedroom Tax – but not paper sellers. Leaflets: Rights At Work, Bedroom Tax
12th April DPAC National Conference 2014 – 11am until 5pm London Met University, Tower Building, 166 – 220 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DP – See more at: http://dpac.uk.net/#sthash.QTgRGaDY.dpuf. DPAC members will be prioritised. To book places or for more information please contact DPACfightback@yahoo.co.uk
Sunday 13th April Rd Rope Walk Holdenby : Moderate 5-6 mile walk from Holdenby with fine views. King Charles1 was held prisoner at Holdenby House at the end of the English Civil War in some luxury and with 400 servants! If you are interested in joining these walks or want to know more ring 01604 702632 or go to http://northampton-redrope-walking-group.org.uk
Monday 14th April: Northampton Trades Council meeting. Details tbc.
Saturday 26th April a free Multicultural Festival will take over the Market Square in Northampton. A one day celebration of all the different cultures that make Northampton such a vibrant town. There will be live music, performance, dancing and singing and a wide range of food and craft stalls. The action then shifts to the Deco Theatre for an evening of music, fashion and performance in aid of the Mayor’s Charity the Sharing
and Caring Trust. Tickets are only £10 and that includes a free buffet. Tickets are available from me here at NVC or by contacting Zimwomen at email@example.com
Monday 28 April Reclaim Our NHS at 7pm at the Old Black Lion. Anyone who wishes to read a short report of the last meeting, who hasn’t seen it yet, please contact Ron Mendel who can forward it.
Monday 31st March 2014 5.30pm to 7.30pm The Better Care Fund Workshop. Kettering Conference Centre Thurston Drive, Kettering NN15 6PB. An opportunity to find out about the Better Care Fund and what it means to the people of Northamptonshire. The speaker will be
Jo Apea – Health Partnerships Programme Leader at Northamptonshire County Council. Come along and have your say. If you would like to attend please contact:- Healthwatch Northamptonshire On 01604 893636 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Left Economics Advisory Panel: http://leap-lrc.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/an-economy-as-if-people-mattered.html