Sunday, 12 October 2014

Join the strikes and visit the picket lines this week – come to the TUC demonstration on 18th

Southwark Action Alert - update                 11 October 2014

Three days of strikes take place next week over cuts in real incomes for millions of public sector workers. Please come along to picket lines to show your support, and come to the huge demonstration planned for next Saturday in London. The campaign to stop the demolition of council homes to be replaced by private housing is gathering pace. Details of how to join these campaigns are shown below.

***Please put in your diary the events not just happening this week but the dates for big events next month, shown below.***

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Saturday 11 October
2pm. A pan-European day of action against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Actions organised by 38 Degrees at 11am at Waterloo Station (outside Smiths).Assemble at Parliament Square at 2pm. More info at Facebook page.

Monday 13 October
7am-11am. Solidarity picket line and strikers breakfast at King’s College Hospital, Bessemer Road Entrance on Denmark Hill, SE5 as part of health workers’ four hour strike over pay. Or visit picket-lines at your local hospital to show your support. Read more here why the strike is happening. Contact Frank Wood on 07798 531734, or just turn up at King’s on Monday morning.

Tuesday 14 October
Strike of lecturers in Further education colleges including LSoCo at The Cut SE1 . Go along to the picket line to show your support. Get a flyer with background to the strike here. Contact for details of where other picket lines are. (Please note that the strike of local government workers planned for today has been suspended.

Wednesday 15 October
Strike by members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS). Workers in museums, galleries, government offices, courts, job centres etc. will be on strike over pay. Visit a picket line to show your support - contact for details of where picket lines will be
See for more details and for publicity materials.

Tuesday 14 and 21 October
6.30pm. Leafleting to advertise the SGTO public meeting on housing (25 Oct). Meet at Thurlow Lodge, Thurlow Street, half way down Albany Road. Phone 02076227201 if you want leaflets for your own estate. See a report of the debate about Southwark housing at

Wednesday 15 October
Strike by members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union in a long-running dispute over jobs, pay and conditions. Background info here

Thursday 16 October
7pm. Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public organising meeting in Phoenix Pub, 348 Clapham Road, Stockwell, SW9 9AR (between Clapham North and Stockwell stations). Please note there is no Southwark KONP group so Southwark activists please make contact with this group to find out about local activity.

Saturday 18 October
11am. ‘Britain Needs a Pay Rise’ TUC national demonstration in London. See For resources and publicity materials go to To march with others from Southwark, email or

Thursday 23 October
6pm to 8.30pm.  Understanding the TTIP, a meeting organised by South East Region TUC at Congress House, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3LS. All meeting details here. Registration is essential. Phone Joanne Williams on 020 7467 1218.

Saturday 25 October
3pm. How can we stop the council demolishing our homes?
What should be the future of the Aylesbury? Public Meeting called by Southwark Group of Tenants organisations (SGTO). Venue: Pembroke House, 80 Tatum Street London SE17 1QR. Join the campaign by contacting Southwark Defend Council Housing on 02076227201 or write to

Monday 27 October
5pm. Launch event for an Energy Bill of Rights in a Committee Room (number TBC) at the Houses of Parliament. Come along to tell your story, to join the conversation and to learn about the Energy Bill of Rights. Facebook event here. Called by the Fuel Poverty Action Group. Contact

Tuesday 28 October,
7pm. Meeting of Southwark Defend Council Housing campaign in the Parish Office at St John’s Church, Larcom Street, SE17 1NQ. Map. Agenda to include plans for building for a London-wide demonstration in January.


Saturday 15 November
11am-4pm. ‘Striking together - organising to win’ national conference. After the mass public sector strikes on 13 & 14 October and the TUC demo on 18 October, this conference addresses the question: “what happens next?”
Speakers include US Fast Food strikers, Matt Wrack (FBU), Mags Dalton & Roger Hutt (Care UK), Billy Hayes (CWU), Mandy Brown (Lambeth College), John McDonnell MP, Ian Hodson (BFAWU), Ian Lawrence (NAPO), Helen Davies (Barnet Unison), Peter Pinkney (RMT), Bryan Kennedy (One Housing), Jane Aitchiso & Sean Vernell (Unite the Resistance). Model motion here. For more information and to register, click here. Called by Unite the Resistance campaign.

OTHER LOCAL CAMPAIGNS not listed above:

SolidariTEA, a weekly drop-in between 2pm and 4pm for those affected by work capability, benefits & housing problems etc. Mutual support & planning direct action. at 97 Dawes House, Orb St, Walworth, London, SE17 1RD.
For information, email to or phone 07966180429 on Mondays pm.

South London People’s Assembly. See the website at and to sign up for updates and alerts.

South London Unite the Resistance. For news updates and action alerts on trade union and anti-austerity events in south London, join the email list by writing to or phone 07956579466.

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

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