Workers’ Memorial Day – 28 April 2019

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Workers’ Memorial Day – 28 April 2019

East London (Waltham Forest Redbridge and Newham) – Joint event at Abbot’s Park, London E10, from 13:15 until 13:45

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die of mystery ailments, or in tragic “accidents”. They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn’t that important a priority. Workers’ Memorial Day (WMD) commemorates those workers.
Workers’ Memorial Day – 28 April 2019
Workers’ Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year, all over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a whole host of other activities to mark the day.

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TUC LESE REGIONAL COUNCIL AGM SATURDAY 27 APRIL

OBSERVER INVITE TUC LESE REGIONAL COUNCIL AGM

SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2019, 10AM TO 2PM

OBSERVER INVITE
If you wish to attend TUC London, East and South East Regional Council AGM as Observer
please register: lese@tuc.org.uk / 020 7467 1220
Please note you have no voting rights at AGM

TUC LESE REGIONAL COUNCIL
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SATURDAY 27 APRIL 2019, 10AM TO 2PM
AT CONGRESS HOUSE, 23-28 GREAT RUSSELL STREET, LONDON WC1B 3LS
Morning Star sponsorship by Unite London & Eastern Region

AGENDA
Welcome by the President
Apologies
Conference Arrangements
Minutes of previous AGM held on 28 April 2018
Matters Arising
Annual Report 2019
Guest Speaker: Moyra Samuel, Justice4Grenfell
Guest Speaker: Sarah Jones, Labour MP for Croydon Central and Shadow Housing Minister
Motions
Any Other Business

The Future of Working Time

From the TUC – OPEN INVITE

Banner image for TUC and New Economics Foundation course "The future of working time".The Future of Working Time: Organising and Strategy
Tuesday 7 May 2019
14:00 – 17:00
TUC Congress House
(Please Register – Eventbrite)
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-future-of-working-time-organising-and-strategy-tickets-59756069011

· Join NEF and TUC on Tuesday 7 May from 2pm, for a participatory session on organising and campaigning around working time. Hear from experienced organisers and build strategy around:
– Winning control over working hours: how do we organise against precarious and insecure forms of work?
– Winning a shorter working week: why should we demand it and how do we get there?
· This event is open to anyone who wants to develop their knowledge of these issues and build power in the workplace. We know the best ideas will come from the ground up, so come prepared to listen and share your experiences and ideas with others.

Mandela, The Official Exhibition – Special Trade Union Day 3/4/2019

ON APRIL 3, in recognition of Trade Union support for the Anti-Apartheid Movement, every union member (and a guest of their choosing) is invited to visit free.

Poster for "Mandela: The Official Exhibition". Black and white photo of Mandela with arm raised. Mandela is on the left hand side of the poster. The words "Mandela, the official exhibition" are printed in white and yellow at centre right, "Free admission for all trade union members" is printed at the bottom, in yellow on blue.

To enable working people to attend, opening hours will be extended until 8pm (last entry at 6:30pm).

From 6pm, there’ll be a book signing (London Recruits: The Secret War Against Apartheid, edited and compiled by Ken Keable) and a short talk (from 7pm) by two of the original London Recruits, Pete Smith (NEU) and Ken Keable (UNITE), followed by a Q&A and refreshments.

To attend on April 3 for free, simply mention your Union at the Front Desk.
To attend the talk or late opening (from 6pm), register at Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-admission-for-all-union-members-tickets-59227523116

If you can’t make it on April 3, there’s a special discount code, LR1250 that will be valid with any booking made through mandelaexhibition.com
http://mandelaexhibition.com/

Fair pay for civil servants

Message from the TUC:

TUC header. The words "going to work" in black letters on a light grey rectangular background. Underneath that are the words "FROM THE TUC" in dark grey capital letters on a light grey background.

All over the country, workers’ pay is struggling to keep up with the cost of living. While a small percentage get richer and richer, everyone else is left behind.

This isn’t inevitable. It’s the result of choices made by politicians – and they have the power to change it.

Today, it’s our hard-working civil servants who are demanding fair pay. Please read and sign and share this important petition.
https://www.megaphone.org.uk/petitions/pay-our-civil-servants-fairly

“Fat Cat Friday” Reseach Published

TUC logo. Square background in purple. "TUC" printed in white and pale purple. The words "Changing the world of work for good" printed in white letters.From the TUC:

Issue date
04 Jan 2019

The High Pay Centre and CIPD’s ‘Fat Cat Friday’ research published today (Friday) is evidence that the government must redesign the economy to make it fair again, says the TUC.

‘Fat Cat Friday’ is the day in 2019 on which the typical FTSE 100 chief executive has already earned the same as the average wage for a whole year.

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“There are millions of hardworking people in Britain – from shop floors to public services – who give more than they get back. But greedy executives are taking more than they’ve earned.

“We need to redesign the economy to make it fair again. And that means big reforms to bring fat cat pay back down to earth.

“Executive pay committees have to change. They should be required to include workforce representatives who can speak up for a fair balance of pay with ordinary workers. Too much wealth is being hoarded at the top.”

Teacher, Union and Human Rights: An Event in Memory of Mary Compton

From NEU NUT:

Report

Teacher, Union and Human Rights: An Event in Memory of Mary Compton

In January 2018, the Union lost a determined fighter for teacher and trade union rights and global social justice, Mary Compton. Mary was passionate about international solidarity and was widely known and respected for her activities. Earlier this year, the Union organised a one-day seminar in Mary’s memory, building on and memorialising her important work and achievements. The report from this event is now available on the Union’s website.
https://www.teachers.org.uk/sites/default/files2014/tuhr-event-report.pdf

NEU Logo. Black letters stating National Education Union plus pale blue polygons radiating out from centre. All on white background. Alongside NUT logo with white letters on dark blue background.

TUC London, East and South East Trades Councils Conference – Saturday 6 October 2018

Message from TUC LESE Region:

Agenda for the TUC London, East and South East Trades Councils Conference which is taking place on Saturday 6 October 2018.

Agenda
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If you would like to attend, please contact me to register.
Many thanks,
Joanne Williams
Administrative Assistant
TUC London, East & South East

020 7467 1218
Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
tuc.org.uk