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.

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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

Burston Strike School Rally 02/09/2018

TUC LESE Supports – Burston Strike School Rally

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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

“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.

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Bookmarks Solidarity Event 11/08/2018 2pm

Bookmarks bookshop in Bloomsbury, central London, has called on supporters to attend a solidarity event following the recent attack by a far-right group.

Bookmarks is holding a solidarity event in the shop on Saturday 11 August from 2pm. Throughout the afternoon there will author readings as well as speakers from the trade union and labour movement.

Bookmarks is also calling on supporters to donate funds to help bolster security in the shop and to replace lost stock. Donations can be transferred to: Sort Code: 30 93 29 A/c: 00089719

Shop front with books. Books also on display outside.

Bookmarks is a main bookseller for the TUC.

More details about the attack…. Continue reading Bookmarks Solidarity Event 11/08/2018 2pm

Obituary: Professor Alun Howkins (1947-2018)

We have received the following sad news from the TUC:

We “have just heard the sad news of the death of our friend and fellow committee member Alun Howkins.”

Prof Alun Howkins
Informal portrait of Alun Howkins

Alun Howkins, Professor Emeritus in Social History with a particular interest in the rural poor, has died at the age of 70.

Funeral at 12:00 noon on Tuesday 14 August at the Burston Strike School.

Obituary written by University of Sussex

Obituary written by Social History Society

Obituary by K M Flett