Sunday, 15 June 2014

Southwark Action Alert 15 June 2014

Not only will thousands of people demonstrate this Saturday in central London against austerity, a million people could be on strike across Britain on 10th July. We urgently need leafleters in Southwark to publicise these two events. Reply to this email or use the links below if you can help.

Meanwhile, locally, there are college lecturers, firefighters and legal aid workers taking action this week against cuts. Your support will be very welcome.

Please tweet this listing, link to our website or post on your own Facebook page. Thank you.


Until 23 June

UNISON local government workers (600,000 of them) being balloted for strike over pay. More information (Also see 10 July below). For local information email or phone 020 7525 6030.


Lambeth College UCU all-out strike action against new contracts. Join the picket-lines from 7.30am 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 Information, including a donations page, at

Monday 16 June
12noon- 2pm. Magna Carta Day protest at Blackfriars Advice Centre & Cambridge House Law Centre 1 Addington Square, Camberwell, SE5 0HF. Giving information about legal aid, getting people to sign a petition and take a selfie. Get resources to download from

Monday 16 June
6.30pm. Leafleting for next Saturday’s ‘No More Austerity demonstration, at Elephant & Castle shopping centre – Phone Alistair on 07826 541 052 for meeting point.

Monday 16 June
6.30pm. ‘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 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 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 for venue and further details.

Thursday 19 June
7pm. Lambeth KONP meeting in the Phoenix pub between Stockwell Tube and Clapham North tube stations.

Saturday 21 June
10am-5pm. Fire Brigade Union strike to defend their pensions.

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. South London meeting-point will be outside Charing Cross Station at 12.30pm. Southwark Pensioners Action Group will meet first at Southwark Pensioners Centre. The demonstration will be followed by a free festival in Central London. See full details (including line-up of speakers).

Monday 23 June
7pm. Open meeting of South London People’s Assembly to continue planning the October conference (see below) and build support for upcoming events. Venue:  The Bread and Roses Pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ. For more information, write to

Tuesday 24 June
7pm. Meeting of Southwark Defend Council Housing campaign in the Parish Office at St John’s Church, Larcom Street, SE17 1NQ.

Friday 27 June
7.30pm til Late. Gimme some education -  Fundraiser for the Lambeth College strikers at The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill SW12 9HD. Entrance £10/£5. Featuring live music by Fowokan, Common Denominator, Grantby, Zero Hrs. More details of the event Send a donation.

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

Saturday 28 June
12noon -5pm. Defend Council Housing Campaign national meeting at GMB offices, 22 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD (beside Euston station) More information at


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

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.

Thursday 10 July
Proposed date for national strike by members of NUT. UNISON, UNITE, GMB also being balloted. Contact local trade union branches or for updates.

Thursday 10 July
7pm. Public meeting: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to raise awareness and take action. Venue: Mander Hall, NUT, Hamilton House, WC1H 9BD (no need to register). Hosted by War On Want.

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

Saturday 4 October
People’s Assembly South London Conference in Lambeth Town Hall. Details to follow.

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 People's Assembly.  Meet at Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ. Contact 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

Twitter @southwarkSOS
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

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