Monday, 24 October 2011

Things are moving quite fast at the moment, with several important and positive developments in the fight against cuts:

Southwark students Linking-up in preparation for National demonstration on 9th Nov.
As some of you will know from emails in circulation, we have been in contact with various individuals to encourage link-ups between Southwark College and SSOS. Through the Camberwell  Job Centre Campaign, SSOS has also made contact with several Camberwell Arts students. Goldsmiths students have said they are willing to visit Southwark education sites to make direct links with students here. All this is very positive!
Please, those of who you are in Higher or Further Education or know people who are, can you send an email to so we can link you up with others. Goldsmiths students are holding meetings on both Wednesday and Thursday this week to help coordinate all this. (We can give you further details if you contact us.)
Please help leafleting this Friday afternoon
Members of UNISON & UNITE trade unions would like your help to leaflet (at Denmark Hill Station) the thousands of staff at King’s College Hospital, starting at 4.30 pm until about 6 on Friday evening.
Occupy LSX:
There is a new, 2nd  site at Finsbury Square. There’s a Guardian report here . The ‘all-London boroughs Anti cuts alliances’ have circulated a request for assistance which arose from the tri-borough meeting (see attachment). If you can help in any way (by visiting, by providing or helping to transport provisions/equipment) either contact me or Leslie Faizi (0777-6000-861). Thanks. (also see  Thursday afternoon’s trade union solidarity event in ‘Updates’ below.)
Construction Electricians against 35% wage cuts
You may be aware of this already, although relatively little has got into the mass media (wonder why??), but it is a growing movement and they are looking for mass pickets of building sites in Central London (and elsewhere). More details below. Please try to support if you can.

Camberwell Job Centre protest
Last Thursday’s protest on Camberwell Green was very successful. Hopefully you will soon be able to see a report on our Facebook and Blogspot sites.

NEW EVENTS -  updates:
This Wednesday, 26th October
6.45  am. Construction Electricians Protest against 35% wage cuts (all support welcome!) at Balfour Beatty Blackfriars Station construction project (north side of the bridge) and marching to Canon Street for 7.30. There’s more info and updates here .
6 pm. Lobby Of Greenwich Council meeting to protest about cuts, including the threatened closure of Blackheath Bluecoat School (Quite a few Southwark residents send their children to the school).  Facebook page here and more details of the demonstration here . If you are intending to go, please get in touch with me asap so I can get the banner to you (with or without the poles!).
Thursday 27th October
5 pm – 6.45 pm. Trade Union solidarity event for London SX Occupation. Come down after work! Get updates and exact location here .

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