Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Oppose Youth Service 73% cut – support junior doctors

Southwark Action Alerts     24th November 2015

Southwark Council plans to cut 73% of the youth service budget and effectively end council run youth services as we know them. The council has reneged on its promise to protect frontline services. Please join the lobby on Wednesday (details below and attached).

After the historic vote by BMA members, 98% for strike action over cuts to their salaries and increased hours, junior doctors are asking you to support their action next Tuesday.  Come along to your nearest hospital between 8am and 12noon. King’s College Hospital doctors ask you to come between 8am and midday and bring others with you. (See 1 December below for more info.)

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


Tuesday 24 November
6pm. Protest: Hands off Tax Credits, Welfare not Warfare and End Austerity Now! Assemble Trafalgar Square, march to Downing Street for rally. The People's Assembly is calling a National Day of Action on the eve of the Autumn Statement. South London supporters will meet under the 4th plinth (the one that changes) at 5.45pm. Invite your Friends on Facebook.

Tuesday 24 November
7pm. Defend Council Housing organising meeting at the Alvey Estate Tenants Hall, ground floor of Thomson House, Beckway Street, off East Street, SE17 1TS. Beckway Street is close to the end of East Street at its junction with the Old Kent Road. More information from

Wednesday 25 November
6.15pm. Lobby Southwark Council Assembly cover Council plans to cut 73% of the youth service budget and effectively end council run youth services as we know them. Meet outside Council offices at 160 Tooley Street SE1. For info and send messages of support contacts 020 7525 3600 or e-mail:

Thursday 26 November
6pm. Stand Up to Racism rally - Refugees Welcome here at South Bank Uni, Lecture Theatre A, Keyworth Centre, Keyworth St. SE1. (Ticket at Eventbrite here) Contacts the south London campaign at

Thursday 26 November
8pm ‘The Trouble with TTIP’ film and speaker: Linda Kaucher at Methodist Church Hall, 155 Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, SE24 9HU. Organised by 38degrees.

Friday 27 November
6.30pm. Defend Lewisham Southwark College campaign organising meeting at Goldsmiths College (Room tbc). All welcome. Facebook page here.  For more information, contact

Friday 27 November
7pm to 9pm. One man comedy show about the NHS. Carl Walker’s show debunks the myths/bad press about a public NHS. Venue: The Bread and Roses pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ. Free entry but suggested donation of £5/£3 unwaged. Eventbrite registration here. Supported by Lambeth KONP.

​Monday 30 November
10.30am​ Protest to hand in petition against TTIP (Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) at Downing Street. It is so big that it will stretch from Downing Street to the Houses of Commons. Organised by Unite the Union.

Tuesday 1 December
8am. Protest in support of junior doctors on Day 1 of the strike (also on Tues 8th and Wed 16th). Assemble corner Bessemer Road/Denmark Hill SE5 (or go to your nearest hospital). Information at BMA Website here or Doctors in UNITE Facebook page here. Download a petition sheet for your workplace and a solidarity selfie here. Contact to arrange for a doctor to speak to TU members at your place of work or union branch meeting. Send messages of support to

Saturday 5 December
10am – 5pm. People's Assembly Annual Conference. Speakers for the conference include, John McDonnell MP, Francesca Martinez, Dr Rory Hicks (Junior Doctors Campaign), Christine Blower, Dave Ward, Natalie Bennett and more to be confirmed. Venue: Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London. Organised by The People's Assembly Against Austerity. Tickets and more information here.

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