Thursday, 5 September 2013

COACH TICKETS for the demonstration outside the Tory Conference, 29 Sept.

I hope you will be joining the tens of thousands at the ‘No to Austerity. Save the NHS’ demonstration in Manchester. It is backed by several national unions as well as the TUC. We have a coach leaving Peckham and picking up at Elephant & Castle, returning the same day. Tickets are £20 waged / £10 Concessions. Although there are special trains, bear in mind the total journey time is very similar whether you go by coach or train.

UNISON has brought ten coach tickets. Contact Sue Plain UNISON Branch Secretary on 020 7525 6034 or at .

Ring Chris on 07939 090 667 to buy tickets or to get tickets to sell to others.

Can your trade union help to sponsor a coach?

We expect to fill one coach and possibly two, but we rely on further trade union branches to donate. (King’s Hospital UNITE has already given £500)

·        Please raise support in your campaign group, TRA or trade union branch. Union donations are urgently needed. You may have to contact your branch secretary very soon if it is to get on the agenda of the first meeting in September.  I can provide you with details of where donations should be sent.


Tuesday 10th September

SLaM Annual public meeting 5.30pm at Maudsley Hospital. Contact Frank Wood UNITE (07798 531734 ) for further info.

The next SSOS meeting

We didn’t have a meeting in August but with an Autumn beginning with a week of action by DPAC and then the possibility of strikes by teachers, firefighters, post office workers and others, there is a lot for anti-cuts activists to do. We have a meeting pencilled in for either Wednesday 18th or 25th  September but attendance at recent meetings has been small so we want to have organising meetings that represent the local active groups of campaigners and trade unions if these meetings are to be useful. Can you attend? Please tell me which date (18th or 25th) you prefer. 

Some members of the SSOS organising group have been attending the South London organising meetings of the People’s Assembly and it seem sensible to coordinate our SSOS activities with theirs, where we can. If you want to receive details of local PA meetings contact Lia Korn at to go on the mailing list.

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