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 with the date of your event, delivery address and a contact number.

National Demonstration – A new deal for working people

TUC March & Rally 12/05/2018. Colour poster with date and workers' faces. Gold coloured background.Tens of thousands will join a major national demonstration next Saturday organised by the TUC. The People’s Assembly is very pleased to support this demonstration which will be demanding an end to austerity and better rights for all in the workplace.

National Demonstration – A new deal for working people
Saturday 12 May, 11am Victoria Embankment
March to Hyde Park

Why are we marching? Because real wages are still lower than before the crash in 2008. Because three million workers are stuck on zero hour contracts, in agency work and in low paid self-employment. Because hardworking public servants haven’t had a proper payrise for eight years. Because our NHS is at breaking point. And because years of cuts have led to poverty, homelessness and despair for too many.

We’re marching for the alternative. For a growing economy with great jobs in every nation and region of the UK. For a £10ph minimum wage and the right to a voice at work. For public services that are brilliant, funded and free at the point of use. And for a society that roots out racism, sexism and discrimination.

The People's Assembly logo. The words "The People's Assembly" in black, on white. "Against Austerity" inside green and red speech bubbles.Supported by The People’s Assembly.

The NEU is participating under its campaign
“A New Deal For Education”

See our website post

New Deal for Education 12/05/2018 Demonstration

New Deal for Education 12/05/2018


Education is in crisis. Join the National Education Union (NEU) on Saturday 12 May in central London to demand an alternative.

Teachers, support staff and education professionals, as well as parents and supporters, will march together as part of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) national demonstration.

Schools are facing massive funding cuts, leading to the loss of teachers and support staff, rising class sizes and a lack of resources.

Excessive workload and tumbling pay have led to a recruitment and retention crisis. On top of this, pupils are being tested at ever-younger ages, and league tables are squeezing out creativity.

Our education system is failing our children – join us to demand a New Deal for Education.

Pledge to join the march by signing up here.

Assemble at Victoria Embankment between Hungerford Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge from 11am on Saturday 12 May.

Look out for our “Invest, Don’t Cut” inflatables.

March at noon towards Hyde Park.
Rally in Hyde Park, finishing at 4pm.
Follow @NEUnion for updates #TUCNewDeal.

Thank you for your support.

Kevin Courtney & Mary Bousted
Joint General Secretaries NEU

TUC Demonstration – A New Deal For Education: Saturday 12 May

Message from NEU Officers’ eBulletin

Join us on 12 May and march behind our massive new NEU ‘Invest. Don’t cut’ inflatables which will be getting their first outing.

We want to get a huge crowd of teachers, as well as parents and supporters, together to demand A New Deal For Education. This means schools which are properly funded and where staff are paid fairly for the hard work they do; schools where teachers are valued and trusted as professionals and where creativity is encouraged above teaching to the test.

The march will form up from 11am on Embankment before moving off at midday and ending with a rally in Hyde Park. Confirmed speakers include Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn MP and Kevin Courtney.

Please do all you can to encourage members from your area to attend this important and exciting event.

May Day 2018 at the Marx Memorial Library

Visit the Library AND join the May Day demonstration

Logo for Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School. White letters on Red background. Black and white simplified drawing of library.1 May, doors open at 10am, and close at 3pm, with last tours starting at 2.40pm

37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU
The MML will open its doors to free May Day short feature tours; visit the room where Lenin worked in exile 1902-3 and have a peek at our displays including NUM plates and the original International Brigade British Battalion banner.

Experience the feature tour of the Library and pick up a bargain at one of our stalls. Take a break for refreshments before or after joining the traditional May Day march which starts at Clerkenwell Green, right on our doorstep!

Tolpuddle Martyrs Exhibition
Photo of Dorset County Chronicle and Somersetshire Gazette. Newspaper article about Tolpuddle Martyrs.This year on International Workers’ Day, the Marx Memorial Library is welcoming visitors to view our special Tolpuddle exhibition which looks at the Martyrs themselves, the wave of anger that swept across the country following their conviction and how their story has inspired workers’ struggles ever since. It also draws upon a unique collection of contemporary newspapers held at the Library that are now available online having been conserved and digitised thanks to sponsorship by the British and Australian trade union movements.

Marx 200
Art print of Marx with hammer and sickle behind.2018 is the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. At the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) on 5th May we are holding a major international conference to celebrate Marx’s work and explore the significance of Marxism in the world today. For more details see our website.

For this and other events look at our website and follow us on Facebook or Twitter @MarxLibrary

Or contact: the Archivist and Library Manager: telephone: 02072531485

Marx Memorial Library & Workers’ School

37a Clerkenwell Green
Marx Memorial Library