Monday, 30 June 2014

Southwark Action Alert 29 June 2014

After last week’s 50,000 strong demonstration against austerity, a million people will be on strike across Britain on 10th July. UNISON and GMB members in Local Government have confirmed they will take action on this date and have named the dates for a further two-day strike in September. PCS and UNITE will announce their ballot results early next week. Health workers plan ballots for action in the autumn.

Events for J10 are being planned this coming week. Reply to this email or use the links below if you can help.

Meanwhile, locally, Lambeth College teachers and administrative staff are still taking strike action. Your support will be very welcome. (See below)

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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, can be found at

Monday 30 June

2pm – 4pm. Launch of SolidariTEA, a weekly drop-in for those affected by work capability, benefits & housing problems etc. Mutual support & planning direct action. Venue: 97 Dawes House, Orb St, Walworth, London, SE17 1RD.

For more information and a leaflet/poster, email to or phone 07966180429 on Mondays pm.

Monday 30 June

7.30pm. Ritzy Workers Solidarity Meeting at the Effra Social in Effra Road, Brixton, SW2 1DF. Come along to build support for the Ritzy workers and show solidarity for their fight. Campaign updates at Facebook/RitzyLivingWage

Wednesday 2 July

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 2 July

7pm. Southwark TUC meeting to organise for 10 July strike at 160, Tooley Street SE1. Trades Council delegates and others all welcome. For more information contact

Friday 4 July

2pm. Action against the closure of the Independent Living Fund at the DWP, Caxton House in Tothill Street SW1. There will be fun & games, and entertainment; and of course, some civil disobedience. Called by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC). More details on Facebook here.

Saturday 5 July

11am - 4pm. Special conference: What is Further and Adult Education for? At City Heights school, Somerleyton Road, Brixton SW2 8ND. Workshops on ‘Employability’ the new mantra, Towards a charter for Further and Adult Education. Closing session on Organising to win. Called by Lambeth College UCU and UNSION. More details 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

Saturday 5th July

2pm.  Save Our Surgeries Rally in Altab Ali Park, Alder Street, Aldgate E1. Cuts have already been made to GP funding and massive re-distribution of funding streams, now also faced with privatisation.  Get more information from  or To get a petition, email to

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.

Wednesday 9 July

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


UNISON and GMB members in Local Government and the NUT are on strike.


7am onwards. Picket lines across London.

10am. Southwark meeting point possibly at Elephant & Castle (tbc)

11.30am. Assemble at BBC Broadcasting House, Great Portland Street (nr Oxford Circus Tube). 12noon. March to Trafalgar Square for rally.


Contact local trade union branches, or reply to this email for updates.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: For local information email or phone 020 7525 6030. News and background info here.

TEACHERS: For local information email or phone 07983475050. For updates and background information go to

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 12 July

Time tbc. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) day of action.

Thursday 17 July

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

Tuesday 29 July

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


Saturday 6 September

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

Thursday 11 September

National Day of action called by Anti Bed Tax and Benefits campaigners, with PCS and other trade unions, and claimant groups. Contact for more information.

Saturday 4 October

People’s Assembly South London Conference in Lambeth Town Hall. Buy tickets (concessions are free). More details posted on the website 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. For more information phone 07956579466. Get the latest Steering Committee report at

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