Southwark Action Alert 2 June 2014
Lambeth College teachers and support staff are on indefinite strike from tomorrow over cuts which threaten jobs and education provision. They need your support.
Meanwhile, up to a million people could be on strike across Britain on 10th July and leafleters in Southwark are needed to publicise the campaign for a ‘Yes’ vote in the ballot. Reply to this email if you can help. Thank you.
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Today – 2/3 June
UNISON local government workers (600,000 of them) being balloted for strike over pay. More information here. (Also see 10 July below). For local information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7525 6030.
Tuesday 3 June onwards
Lambeth College UCU all-out strike action against new contracts. Join the picket-lines from 7 am onwards at all sites: Clapham Common South Side SW4, Brixton Hill SW2 , Vauxhall Centre (Belmore Street, Wandsworth Road) SW8. Send messages of support to the UCU rep at email@example.com Information, including a donations page, at http://lambethcollegestrike.wordpress.com/ (Also see Friday 6 June, below)
Wednesday 4 June
9.45am-11.30am. Southwark Benefit Justice leafleting against sanctioning and to encourage people to put in appeals against the bedroom tax. Meet outside A4E Work Programme sanctioners, Castle Works, 21 St Georges Road, SE1 6ES. (just up from the London College of Communications).
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07932 431464.
Wednesday 4 June
12noon. Demonstration ‘Save Student Warden Jobs’ at Camberwell Arts, Peckham Road SE5 8UF. Find out more here. Get in touch to sign the petition: email@example.com
Thursday 5 June
7.30am - 8.30am. Leafleting to support a Yes vote in the ballot for industrial action against the NHS pay freeze at King’s College Hospital Casualty entrance and main gate (Bessemer Road SE5). Phone King’s College UNITE on 07798 531734 if you can help.
Friday 6 June
7.30pm til late. ‘Gimme Some Education’ Lambeth College Live Gig Fundraiser for UCU/Unison strikers at Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ. Music by Steve White & the Protest Family and Christine Asomoah, plus DJ set.
Tuesday 10 June
6.30pm – 8.30pm. London-wide activists meeting to organise for the People’s Assembly demo. (see 21 June, below). Venue: NUT HQ's Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, WC1H 9BD. More information from firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 12 June
Start of PCS ballot of members to support a strike with other public sector unions on 10 July. More information available from the PCS website here.
Thursday 12 June
6.30pm. Launch of 'Staying Put: an Anti-gentrification Handbook for Council Estates in London' (in collaboration with Southwark Notes Archives Group, London Tenants Federation and others. Venue: Room 2.26, School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London (Mile End Campus). For more information, email email@example.com
Monday 16 June
7pm. ‘Strategies for solving the housing crisis’ Panel speakers and small group discussion. Part of ‘The Spark’ week of events sponsored by the Economic Justice project. See http://economicjustice.jubileedebt.org.uk/ for venue and further details.
Wednesday 18 June
9.45am-11.30am. Southwark Benefit Justice leafleting against sanctioning and to encourage people to put in appeals against the bedroom tax. Meet outside Kennington Jobcentre, 204 Kennington Park Road, Kennington SE11 4BT. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07932 431464.
Wednesday 18 June
7pm. ‘The big sell out: privatisation and corporate power’ talks given by speakers from Stop G4S Network, World Development Movement and others. Part of ‘The Spark’ week of events sponsored by the Economic Justice project. See http://economicjustice.jubileedebt.org.uk/ for venue and further details.
Thursday 19 June
7pm. Lambeth KONP meeting in the Phoenix pub between Stockwell Tube and Clapham North tube stations. Map
Saturday 21 June
1pm. People’s Assembly national demonstration & free festival. The People United...Against austerity, cuts and privatisation…For education, the NHS and public services. Assemble outside BBC HQ, Portland Place. (Tube: Oxford Circus) March to Parliament. The demonstration will be followed by a free festival in Central London. See full details (including initial line-up of speakers)
Tuesday 24 June
7pm. Meeting of Southwark Defend Council Housing campaign in the Parish Office at St John’s Church, Larcom Street, SE17 1NQ. Map.
Saturday 28 June
10am to 4.30pm. ‘Keep Our NHS Public’ National AGM Venue: Unite HQ, 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN. To attend, register by email to email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 7 July
6.30pm. Benefit gig for the People's Assembly. Hammersmith Apollo (Eventim Apollo Hammersmith). Confirmed acts: Jo Brand, Jason Manford, Stewart Lee, Shappi Khorsandi, Francesca Martinez, Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Hardy, Mark Steel, Jen Brister, Robin Ince, Kate Smurthwaite. To book your place click here .
Thursday 10 July
Proposed date for national strike by members of NUT. UNISON, UNITE, GMB also being balloted. Contact local trade union branches or email@example.com for updates.
Saturday 6 September
999 March for the NHS from Jarrow to London arrives in London on this date. More details at https://www.facebook.com/999CallForTheNhs
Friday 11 July and Saturday 12 July
8pm. ‘Housed’ – a play about London’s housing crisis. Hotel Elephant, Units A & B, 40-42 Newington Causeway, SE1 6DR. Information and tickets here.
Saturday 18 October
‘Britain Needs a Pay Rise’ TUC national demonstration in London. See facebook.com/britainneedsapayrise Details tba.
OTHER LOCAL CAMPAIGNS not listed above:
Southwark Pensioners Action Group
Meets bi-monthly. Campaign information at http://www.spag.btck.co.uk/
Southwark Disabled People Against Cuts meet at Southwark Independent Living Centre, 10 Bradenham Close, SE17 2QB. Details from firstname.lastname@example.org
South London People's Assembly. Meet at Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ. Contact email@example.com for details of next local meeting and about national events.
South London Unite the Resistance. For more information phone 07956579466. Get the latest Steering Committee report at http://uniteresist.org/2014/05/unite-the-resistance-steering-committee-report/
Facebook: Southwark SSOS
Are you part of a community group or campaign? We’d like to hear from you. Tell us what you’re doing and we can advertise your anti-cuts campaign activities. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.