Coach to Manchester to lobby Conservative Party Conference Sunday 1st October

Message received:

Dear All
As last year we are sponsoring the East London coach to lobby the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on Sunday 1st October. The NHS remains high on the political agenda and there will be a good national turnout by NHS campaigns. (I hope the route is better than last year!!)

I shall bring the banner and we have new tabards you can buy if you want to look corporate!!. The coach will pick up from Mile End at 6.15am, Stratford Station at 6.30pm and Ilford Hill at 6.45am. It will return and make 3 similar stops at about 10pm. A long day but is usually fun

Costs are £25 waged, £15 unwaged and a donation for anyone who needs help with the costs. There are union funds to top up these costs.

With regards

Newham SoNHS []

Date change: London Pay Demonstration now 17/10/2017

Important news:

The date for the London pay demonstration and rally has been MOVED FROM THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER to TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER.

The reason for the date change is that, at the same time as we have been planning our demonstration, the TUC nationally had also been developing plans for a national Lobby of Parliament around the same issues for the following week.

The organisers of the London Pay Demonstration have agreed that, rather than try and build two events in successive weeks, we should join forces with the TUC to send a powerful and united message to the government to scrap the pay cap and that we deserve a pay rise.

With unions working together regionally and nationally to build the day, this can be a significant event that can help add to the pressure that is clearly now building on the Government.

Further details and a new leaflet will be sent out as soon as possible but we hope it will be a similar route and start-time, allowing school staff and others to attend the rally after work and to be joined by those who have also travelled to London to attend the TUC Lobby that is being held during the day on Tuesday 17 October.

VSC AGM 07/10/2017

Meeting theme:

Keep Trump out of Latin America –
Solidarity with Venezuela Against US Sanctions & Threats of Military Intervention!
With special guests from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, Argentina & Brazil.

10.00am (registration 9.30am,)

Saturday October 7 2017

Discus Room, Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8TN (Nearest Tube: Holborn)

Newham NUT Section of NEU is affiliated to VSC and would like to send a delegate. Committee Members of the Newham NUT Section of NEU should email their interest to the usual committee email address. Other members interested should use:

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Reminder For 2 Rallies

You are reminded of 2 upcoming rallies

Britain Deserves a Pay Rise – Rally
Thursday 12 Oct 2017
Britain Deserves a Pay Rise/Break the Pay Cap London Rally and Demonstration:
Assemble from 5:20 pm, opposite Downing Street


Britain Still Needs a Pay Rise Rally
Tuesday 17 Oct 2017
Britain Still Needs a Pay Rise Rally and Lobby of Parliament
2 pm – 4 pm, Parliament Square.

End collective punishment of Gaza’s children

Message from Brad Parker
“Staff Attorney & International Advocacy Officer
Defense for Children International – Palestine”


“An entirely man-made humanitarian crisis faces the nearly 2 million Palestinians living in Gaza, 43 percent of whom are under 15 years old. Israel’s 10-year military siege of the tiny coastal enclave and repeated Israeli military offensives have trapped Palestinians in dire conditions.


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New honour for London Recruits

The South African Communist Party, at its congress in Boksburg, (…) honoured the London Recruits with its Special Recognition Award. Ken Keable went to the congress, as a guest, to accept the award on behalf of all the Recruits and was introduced by Ronnie Kasrils.

Here is the text of his speech
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Newham Teachers’ Association offers its thanks to The Morning Star for the use of its London Recruits article 14/08/2017

The NTA has a webpage for the London Recruits on this website:


London Child Prisoners Campaign Committee

Message received from London Child Prisoners Campaign Committee

Dear Friend,

Thank you so much for your support, you are among the over two thousand people from across London who have joined the co-ordinated London wide campaign to highlight the plight of Palestinian child prisoners.

……We still need your support
East Ham is one of the key constituencies where we still need more signatories to the letter to your MP, Stephen Timms.
We are asking for your support by encouraging your friends, family, house mates and acquaintances in the local area to please sign the letter. As we enter the critical phase of the campaign we have only 6 more weeks before we write to your MP.

They can learn more about the campaign, see the full text of the letter and add their names to the campaign by using the following link:

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