Oppose the Democratic’ Football Lads Alliance in London tomorrow

From NEU:

Oppose the Democratic’ Football Lads Alliance in London tomorrow (13 October)
Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) have organised a demonstration in London to oppose a demo organised by the racist ‘Democratic’ Football Lads Alliance (DFLA).

SUTR will be assembling at Old Palace Yard, Westminster, at 1pm. We know that members will wish to join this demonstration and we would encourage them to do so in groups – members do need to be aware that the DFLA tactics can be, frankly, thuggish and it would be irresponsible if we did not prepare members for this.

Further information can be found here

Burston Strike School Rally 02/09/2018

TUC LESE Supports – Burston Strike School Rally

TUC LESE Trades Union Council logo. The letters T + U + C in white on a purple background followed by the letters L + E + S + E in white on a purple background. The words " Trades Union Councils" follow in white on the same rectangular background of purple.

Sun 2 Sep 2018 – 09:00 to 18:00
Church Green Norfolk
Burston, near Diss,
United Kingdom


104 years since the school strike

Please join the annual rally to celebrate the longest strike in history: Schoolchildren ‘went on strike’ in 1914 to support their teachers, sacked for organising agricultural workers.

Join participants for food (or bring a picnic if you wish), drink, entertainment and speakers from across the union movement.

Travel coaches are organised by a number of different organisations – contact the organisers for information where available.

Dedicated car and coach parking is available in Burston. Nearest railway station is Diss (4 miles).

To register your interest or request more information visit The Burston Strike School Rally

Please download and circulate flyer: Burston Strike School Rally 2018
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Regional Coach Travel

Guest speakers include:

Emily Thornberry MP
Mark Serwotka (PCS General Secretary)
John McDonnell MP
Gail Cartmail (Unite, Assistant General Secretary)

Mick Cash (RMT General Secretary)

Live Entertainment confirmed:

Red Flags (band)
Kate Smurthwaite (comedian)
Anto Morra (musician)
Maddy Carty (musician)
1st May Band

Notting Hill Carnival – Join the Love Music Hate Racism float

Notting Hill Carnival – Join the Love Music Hate Racism float

Love Music Hate Racism and NEU members wearing tee-shirts with slogan "Love Music Hate Racism". The words "Join Love Music Hate Racism & the National Education Union @ Notting Hill Carnival" are featured in yellow and white letters on a pink background, set against a large group of supporters facing the photographer and raising their arms in solidarity greeting.

Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) and the National Education Union (NEU) will be running a float with the Smokey Joe Roadshow on both days of the Notting Hill Carnival; Sunday 26th (T-shirt Day) and Monday 27th (Masquerade aka costume Day).

Carnival began as a celebration of culture to unite the area against racist attacks and our slogan is to ‘party with a purpose’. We want as many people as possible wearing LMHR T-shirts in the precession behind the truck.
On both days from 10 am till midday we will load in behind the Smokey Joe Roadshow truck on the route at Ladbroke Grove (the exact location is yet to be announced and will be released closer to the date), then the procession will set off.

We will dance and walk our way through the route until the event finishes approximately around 7pm, so it’s important that you are fit and in good health to participate as they’re long days.

You can book your T-shirt or costume to join us on the float:
On Eventbrite  (this includes booking fees)


Head to the Soca Lounge  at The Tabernacle W11 (the hub of Notting Hill Carnival), on the evening of 22nd August

More details will be sent out to those who buy T-shirts but here’s a summary:
It’s an all-day event on both days from approx. 10 am to 7 pm.
Refreshments can be provided at a small cost beforehand.
You can come for one or both days.
If you can volunteer for 1 hour during the day it would be a major help.
The main collection day for T shirts where we will also customize them is Wednesday 22 August.

“Free Lula” Protest, Monday 13/08/2018

Message from TUC:

“Free Lula” Protest, Brazilian Embassy (London)
Monday 13 August 5:30pm

Brazilian Embassy, 14-16 Cockspur Street, SW1Y 5BL

The TUC would welcome your support in getting a good turnout (despite summer holidays) for this protest calling for the immediate release of Brazil’s former President Lula. Unions in Brazil, with some allies in the country’s legal system, are doing their best to free him, but international pressure is vital if they are to succeed.

More info

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People’s Assembly – NHS Demo

From the People’s Assembly:

Peoples Assembly NHS Demo Poster

Say yes to:
– A publicly owned NHS that is free for all
– Proper funding and proper staffing
– Support for our wonderful NHS workers
– World class services for every community

Saturday 30 June 2018
Assemble 12pm, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
(nearest tubes: Oxford Circus / Great Portland St)
March to Downing Street, Whitehall

Join the big march and celebration June 30 Continue reading People’s Assembly – NHS Demo

Pride Events – national and local

Our presence at the growing number of local Pride events up and down the country reflects the central importance of equalities to our Union. In accordance with the practice adopted in 2015, we will again be centrally funding the pride events in Brighton, Manchester, London and Newcastle. Local officers can order ‘Pride crates’ for events in their areas which will contain pride liveried flags, whistles, garlands and LGBT+ and trans leaflets.

In order to keep within the budget constraints, we will be charging a nominal fee of £30.00 so that local associations and divisions will benefit from the economies of scale available to the national Union for bulk orders of the materials.

To order your pride crate, please email rachel.baxter@neu.org.uk with the date of your event, delivery address and a contact number.