Sunday 29th Sept: Manchester Demonstration against Tory policy on the NHS. Assemble from 11
Liverpool Rd (off Deansgate), move off from 12.30, Rally Whitworth Park, Moss Side 2 to 4 approx. Unison is running a coach picking up from Northampton and Kettering with funding from the NTUC and the Regional TUC. Unison members wishing to book should contact Natalie Chadwick mob 07432688376 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone else should contact Ron email Ron.Mendel@northampton.ac.uk or phone 07914502895. Please book asap if you intend to go. This is a really important demo.
13th to 15th Sept BookQfest: Launch 7pm on Friday 13th September organised by the Northampton Gay Book Group and BookQfest team. There will be an array of activities to enjoy across the whole weekend from readings and workshops to debates and book signings. For a full programme of what’s on please visit http://booqfest.webs.com/, and to book FREE places at any of the events contact the R&D Box Office. See booQfest_2013
Tues 17th: Briefing for NUT teachers re the upcoming strike Lings Forum 5 to 6 pm Training Room. Please try to make a big effort to come.
Thursday 19th Sept: Probation Officers from NAPO will be taking their campaign against the tendering out of their services to the public over lunchtime. Details tba – I will send them round as soon as I can.
Thursday 19th Sept: NTUC Old Black Lion 7. Lots to discuss – please come along.
Sunday 22nd Sept Red Rope next walk. Lovely morning walk from Weedon, along the canal, across pastures to Church Stowe and back. Only 4.5 miles and possibility of lunch at the Crossroads pub. For details see Weedon Bec 22nd Sept 2013 2
Thursday 26th Sept: Demonstration at Northamptonshire County Council Full Council Meeting over Changes to Terms and Conditions
Staff at the County Council have been forced on to inferior terms and conditions, and as from September onwards will not be paid for the first 3 days of sickness absence. This is a further cut following the Pay and Benefits
project in 2011 where staff lost their essential car users allowance and some staff were downgraded on to lower pay. Also there has been a pathetic 1% pay rise after 3 years of frozen pay!
The Unison branch at the council are organising a demonstration outside Full Council on Thursday 26th September. This
will be between 9 – 10am, in front of County Hall. Support from other unions would be appreciated. Further information to be released a week before the demo.
Tues 1st October: Teachers’ strike. Details tba, but please make a note of the date.
Wigan Bakers’ Strike – please send donations as it’s a long action http://shopstewards.net/2013/09/wigan-bakers-begin-second-7-day-strike/