Newsletter Sept 8th

This newsletter covers several areas of interest to Trade Unionists. Please look at the calendar of events on the previous newsletter as well as reading this one.


Petitions are going to be presented at the Borough Council Meeting on 21st Sept. One is an ePetition, which urgently needs to be supported. Please sign it – it only takes a minute.

There is also a paper version which you can print out and put up at work. See previous NTUC letter for the link and details.

12th September Sat Stall to get signatures on the petition in town 11.00 at the Cobblers Last Statue. We still need extra people to help out. Contact

The TUC has lots of info, including downloadable resources and a way to write to your MP – click here

This Bill will affect all union members, so it is really important to circulate details to everyone in your workplace asap.

Equality Conference

Looks as if there will be a good number of top speakers.

31st October Midlands Equalities Conference, CWU offices, 47 Summer Lane, Birmingham B19 3TH. RSVP to Michelle Kesterton

Domestic Abuse

Daventry is currently holding a week of action on Domestic Abuse. More info and help: DA poster and DaventryPREVENT VIOLENCE – DON’T SUFFER IN SILENCE DAVENTRY AWARENESS 2015

Next Northampton Solidarity Network meeting

After a lively meeting on the pros and cons of the EU, it has been decided that the next meeting will discuss the results of the Labour Leadership election and think about ‘where to now?’ The provisional date and location are Tuesday 22nd Sept at the Sheep St Working Men’s Club. More details to be announced.

Refugee Crisis

12th Sept Stop the War Demo ‘Refugees Welcome Here’. Assemble Marble Arch 12.00, march to Downing St. For more details:

Refugee Crisis collection point, Northampton. See poster:refugees crisis collection point flyer