Doctors on strike, teachers ballot for a strike – support action on health, education, homes & jobs this month
Action alert - Southwark Save Our Services campaign 3rd April 2016
Since the Government’s humiliating retreat over disability cuts and the launch of full-scale privatisation of education, a number of campaigns have taken off - doctors have escalating their strike action; teachers have agreed to ballot for a national strike and anti-cuts campaigns in south London have taken important initiatives that you can support: Faced with closure by Lambeth Council, campaigners have occupied Carnegie Library in Herne Hill, and on the Alton Estate in Wandsworth, parents occupied the children’s Activity centre. Many Southwark people will be also attending the national demonstration, the March for Health, Homes, Jobs and Education on Sat 16 April. All details are below. If you want to meet-up with fellow-campaigners to attend any of these, email back or phone 07939090667 and we will tell you of meet-up arrangements.
Monday 4 April
All day. Support the occupation of Carnegie Library in Herne Hill. Faced with closure by Lambeth Council, campaigners have occupied the library since Thursday. Get updates at http://defendthe10-lambeth.org.uk/
Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 April
All day, 8am onwards. Protest in support of junior doctors. Junction of Bessemer Road/Denmark Hill SE5 (or go to your nearest hospital). Information at BMA Website at http://www.bma.org.uk/working-for-change/junior-and-consultant-contract-home/junior-doctor-contract-negotiations-home The BMA is escalating their strike action. Download a selfie poster at http://uniteresist.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Junior-Doctors-Solidarity-Selfie.jpg for yourself and workmates/ students/neighbours. Tweet or share it on Facebook with the hashtags: #JuniorDoctors #JuniorContract #NotSafeNotFair. To arrange for a doctor to speak to TU members at your place of work or union branch meeting, or to send messages of support contact email@example.com
Wednesday 6 April
7pm-11pm. Kick the Junior Doctors’ Contract social organised by @MaudsleyDocs. Open to all.. The event will include an art exhibition, live music, speakers, banner making, drinks and dancing. VENUE: DIY Space For London - 96-108 Ormside Street, SE15 1TF.
Saturday 9 April
11.30am. 'Don't steal our libraries - support the Carnegie occupation' demonstration. Assemble outside the library in Herne Hill Road. March via Minet Library to central Brixton. More details and a poster at http://defendthe10-lambeth.org.uk/
Tuesday 12 April
7pm. 'Junior Doctors: Let's Turn Sympathy into Solidarity. Solidarity meeting at Bloomsbury Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP. Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road. Speakers include BMA junior doctors at Whipps Cross Hospital, East London, BMA JDC, Student nurses, Matt Wrack FBU firefighters’ union general secretary, Natalie Bennett Green Party leader, Kevin Courtney NUT teachers’ union deputy general secretary. Organised by Unite the Resistance. . Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/939253256182239/
Friday 15 April
9pm onwards. Southwark Sleepout to highlight that the Housing Bill, if passed, will lead to homelessness. Assemble Outside Southwark Town Hall, 160 Tooley Street, SE1 2QH. Organised by The Kill the Housing Bill Campaign. Similar events being held nationwide. More details here at https://www.facebook.com/events/212636295758550/?active_tab=highlights. Please share and invite others.
Saturday 16 April
1pm onwards. National People’s Assembly March for Homes, Health, Jobs, Education. End Austerity Now. Assemble: 1pm, Gower Street / Euston Road, London NW1. See Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1657115584538377/. If you want to meet-up with fellow-campaigners to attend any of these, email back or phone 07939090667 and we will tell you of meet-up arrangements.
Monday 18 April
7pm. Organising meeting of Southwark Trades Council. Agenda items include current campaigns against cuts in Southwark. Open to delegates and observers. Venue: 160 Tooley Street SE1. For more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 23 April
1-4pm. Parents Defending Education Rally against the Government’s plans to privatise and de-regulate state education. Speakers: author Michael Rosen, Kevin Courtney (NUT deputy gen sec), Mary Bousted (gen sec ATL teachers union). Venue: UCL Institute of Education (IoE), 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL (nearest tube: Euston). To reserve a free place, click on the ‘Register’ button at https://www.facebook.com/events/1657115584538377/ . Called by the Anti-Academies Alliance, supported by the NUT and ATL unions. Southwark Save Our Services is supporting a joint campaign in Southwark of parents and teachers against the attacks on education and local democracy. If you want to help, please email back or phone 07939090667.
Tuesday 26 April
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. Map here. More information from email@example.com
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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