Women of Westminster Walking Tour 26/07/2018

TUC London, East & South East Women’s Rights Committee in Association with Go London Tours: Women of Westminster Walking Tour
The newly unveiled statue of the suffragist leader - Millicent Fawcett, the first monument of a woman to stand in the central London location.Event details
Date
Thu 26 Jul 2018 – 16:45 to 19:00
Location
Westminster SW1 London
United Kingdom
GB
Cost
Tickets LIMITED SPACES: £5 per person (first 20 places) / £7 per person thereafter

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Your Health at Work – TUC book

Photo of book jacket for TUC book "Your Health At Work". Title printed black on blue background with red, whiteand yellow ticks below.TUC announcement: new book “Your Health At Work”

Your Health at Work: an indispensable guide to physical and mental wellbeing.

This book completely updates the TUC’s publication, Keeping Well at Work from the early 2000’s.

For reps and officers advising members and negotiating with employers.

The book will be released on 3rd September 2018. Price £12.99 if ordered from the TUC

Pre-order here

Garment Workers’ Rights Event

Message from War On Want via the TUC:

War On Want logo. Black and white words saying "War On Want", written on red background.This year marked the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy where 1,100 Bangladeshi garment workers, mostly women, were killed when their factory building collapsed. They had been producing clothes for some of the UK’s high street fashion brands.

To mark this, War on Want is hosting a one-off panel discussion on Rana Plaza, the Bangladesh Safety Accord and key issues for garment workers’ rights.

Registration necessary. Join us.

Photo of Bangladeshi women and men holding banner and protesting.

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TUC LESE Race Relations Committee Walking Tour

TUC London, East & South East Race Relations Committee in Association with Go London Tours: Mittel Europe NW3

Photo of statue of Sigmund Freud. For TUC London, East & South East Race Relations Committee in Association with Go London Tours: Mittel Europe NW3 Walking TourWalking Tour
Event details
Date
Wed 13 Jun 2018 – 17:30 to 19:30
Location
Swiss Cottage NW3 London
United Kingdom
GB
Contact
lese@tuc.org.uk
Cost
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Save The Old Spotted Dog

Local union colleagues have asked us to circulate information on this community campaign in East London

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/return-the-old-spotted-dog-ground-to-the-people-of-newham

The Old Spotted Dog ground is London’s oldest senior football ground and has a great history. It has been home to Clapton Football club since 1887, it also signed England’s first black football player, Walter Tull in 1908 who went onto play professional football for Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town.

Situated in Forest Gate, Newham, the ground provides a community space for one of the poorest and most ethnically diverse boroughs in London. The current fan base is based on a strong anti sexist, anti racist and anti homophobic ethos and does lots of work in the community e.g. organises regular foodbank collections, works with local schools, worked with local residents to clear fly-tipping from the grounds of the Old Spotted Dog public house, raised funds for Newham Action on Domestic Violence and helped to launch a successful appeal for funds for ‘Paris’, Newham’s only LGBTQ youth group.

You can follow the progress of the campaign through the following twitter account @SaveTheOSD

Footnote:
In 1985 during the teachers’ pay strike, our union branch held a mass rally at this football ground. In the early 1990s, the “Newham Needs” campaign (in which our branch was a lead player) and the NJTUC held a rally there.

ACAS Dispute – Please Support Pickets

PCS members working as conciliators at ACAS began action short of strike on Wednesday 25 April which will include no obligation to undertake any reactive or proactive work on fast-track early conciliation cases or employment tribunal cases.

The dispute centres on imposed changes on staff, including the downgrading of conciliation work and increases to already heavy workloads. Conciliator members are trying to manage the unmanageable as a result of a restructure programme has been running for two years.

The planned action also includes a one-day strike on 11 May and a 2-day strike on 6 and 7 June.

How you can show your support

Send messages of support to leeds@pcs.org.uk
Support pickets on the 11 May and 6 and 7 June
1. Acas East of England – Forest Heath District Council Offices, College Heath Road, Mildenhall, Suffolk IP28 7EY.

2. Acas London – Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, London, NW1 3JJ.

3. Acas South East – Civic Offices, 1st Floor, Harlington Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 4AE.

Message from:
Sharon Leslie
PCS London, South East and Eastern Regional Secretary
Campaigns and Parliamentary Department
Tel: 020 7924 2727 ext. 2138
(Received via TUC)