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.

24/10/2017 – Join us and lobby your MP to oppose school cuts

Message from NEU:

Dear colleague

The National Education Union set Justine Greening five tests in advance of her funding announcement yesterday. She failed every one of them.

Join the lobby of Parliament on Tuesday 24 October organised by the National Education Union, parent groups and other unions. Register for the lobby here. Show MPs you oppose the Government’s funding policy. Tell your colleagues and encourage parents and others to attend.

● School cuts have not been reversed.
● There is no real new money for education.
● Cuts to high needs, early years and post-16 are not being reversed
● There is no long term funding commitment
● Historic underfunding will not be addressed

The Government promised ‘fairer funding’ but has instead been cutting schools’ funding in real terms, leading to larger class sizes, curriculum cuts, fewer teachers and support staff, resources and materials. All of this is set to continue.

The School Cuts website will be updated soon so that parents, teachers and education professionals can see the full impact of these proposals on every school.

Education must be fairly funded and the only way to do that is to provide more money. Support the National Education Union’s campaign with parents and help us make the Government see sense.

Yours sincerely

Kevin Courtney
Joint General Secretary

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.

Burston Strike School Rally – Book Now

Sunday 3rd September 2017

UNITE London & Eastern Region Coach

The coach will be picking up at:
Euston Station (Eversholt Street) at 8.00 a.m.
The coach will depart from Burston at 4.30 p.m. The return coach fare is:
£5.00 per seat – Unite Members / £7.00 per seat – Non-Unite Members

Bookings: / 0208 800 4281

Leaflet with event details and background to the strike
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Circular and booking form
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Peace Pledge Union

Following an interesting conversation at the NUT Annual Conference 2017, the NTA receives correspondence from the Peace Pledge Union. The latest message includes the following information:

“….the London arms fair will take place at the Excel Centre in Newham Borough in September (known formally as Defence Systems and Equipment International, or DSEI). The PPU will be campaigning against it, along with lots of other organisations such as the Campaign Against Arms Trade and War Resisters International….”

If interested, members can contact the PPU at:

Symon Hill

Peace Pledge Union
020 7424 9444

Latest news on pacifist activism: read PPU July 2017 update

No to Islamophobia! No to hate crime!

Vigil: After Acid Attacks – No to Islamophobia! No to hate crime!
Wednesday 5 July, 18.00 – 19.30, Stratford Station
Stand Up To Racism is holding a mass vigil against anti-Muslim hate crime following the horrific acid attack on Resham Khan and Jameel Mukhtar on 21 June.
(The vigil will also be addressed by speakers including local councillor Rokhsana Fiaz, and will have a message of support from Stephen Timms MP, other speakers TBA)

‘Britain Still Needs A Pay Rise’ – Rally

This rally has just been announced after discussion amongst public sector unions about co-ordinating campaigning over public sector pay.
The time of the rally has been announced as Monday 17 July, 5.30pm – 7pm and is likely to be in Parliament Square although that is to be confirmed.