Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Southwark Action Alert - 16th April 2014

College teaching staff are planning for an all-out strike to save jobs, preserve working conditions and the provision of further education services in Brixton. A few hundred yards away, workers at the Ritzy Cinema are on strike this Friday for the London Living Wage. Elsewhere, NHS, housing and energy price campaigns are planning protests taking place in the coming weeks. Please support them. Dates, venues and contact details are given below.

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Friday/Saturday, 18/19 April
BECTU members at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton will strike again this week in their fight for a living wage. Picket lines will be up from 5pm on Friday evening and on Saturday from 9am. Please go along and show your support, or send messages of support to More information at

Late April – date to be confirmed
Lambeth College UCU members are due to begin all-out strike action against new contracts. Send messages of support to the UCU rep at Also see

Monday 28 April
7pm. Planning meeting for the next South London People’s Assembly conference in October. Venue:  The Bread and Roses Pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ. For more information, write to

Tuesday 29 April
7pm. Meeting of Southwark Defend Council Housing campaign in the Parish Office at St John’s Church, Larcom Street, SE17 1NQ. Map.

Tuesday 29 April
6.30pm. Join the debate – ‘Save the NHS’ in Committee Room 19, House of Commons. Part of the people’s Parliament

Monday 12 May
1pm. Protest outside British Gas AGM at QEII Conference Centre, London W1
Slogans: No more energy profit before people and planet; Time for affordable, democratic, sustainable energy! More information at

Thursday 15 May
Fast Food Rights international day of action. If you’re planning an action in your area for this day, please send details to and to so the details can be circulated.

Saturday 17 May
‘Save our NHS March’ From Welling to Bexleyheath. Protest against increasing privatisation, the threat of an American style insurance, consecutive Governments’ stealth policies. Assemble Westwood Lane car park (Corner of Bellegrove Road and Westwood Lane DA16 3QS) Welling, to Bexleyheath (Clock Tower). Sponsored by: KONP (Keep our NHS Public) Greenwich; NHA (National Health Action) Bexley, Bromley & Greenwich; and SOLH (Save our Local Hospitals). For more information write to


Saturday 28 June
10am to 4.30pm. ‘Keep Our NHS Public’ National AGM Venue: Central London Details tba.

Saturday 21 June
1pm. People’s Assembly national demonstration. The People United...
Against austerity, cuts and privatisation…For education, the NHS and public services. Assemble outside BBC HQ, Portland Place. March to Parliament. The demonstration will be followed by a free festival in Central London. More details to be announced.

Saturday 5 July
11am-5pm. ‘Fight Together for a Pay Rise!’ NSSN National Conference at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, WC1R 4RL. Delegate/visitor fee £6. Confirmed speakers include Ronnie Draper BFAWU bakers’ union General Secretary, POA General Secretary Steve Gillan and Janice Godrich PCS President. Email

Saturday 6 September
999 March for the NHS from Jarrow to London arrives in London on this date. More details at

Saturday 18 October
‘Britain Needs a Pay Rise’ TUC national demonstration in London. See Details tba.

OTHER LOCAL CAMPAIGNS not listed above:

Southwark Pensioners Action Group
Meets bi-monthly. Campaign information at

Southwark Disabled People Against Cuts meet at Southwark Independent Living Centre, 10 Bradenham Close, SE17 2QB. Details from

South London Unite the Resistance. Meet monthly. For more information phone 07956579466. For information about the national UtR organisation go to

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