Report from Calais and Next Trip

Hi all,

Attached (below) please find the latest report from Calais, where several of us were working last week and at the foot of this post, the video download from one of the Paris refugee support workers.

The next trip to Calais is the weekend of December 9th – 10th. Some people are going for both days with an overnight stay. Others may just go for Saturday 9th. If you are interested in going, please email back so we can sort out transport.

It would be good to take donations of goods and money, so more details to follow soon of fundraising schemes. (and yes, it does involve more Paddington Bear merchandise). If you’d like to donate clothes, shoes, sleeping bags etc, please refer to the Care4Calais items list at www.care4calais.org/donate.

Please forward this to anyone who may be interested. Thanks, all.

Best

Andy

Report October 2017
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Video
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Anti-fascist Demo 12noon 4th November Bromley North Train Station

Message received from Bromley Trades Council via TUC:

Anti-fascist Demo 12noon 4th November Bromley North Train Station

The fascist splinter group, Britain First are aiming to march in Bromley, on Saturday 4 November. This is due to the notorious leaders of this group having to sign on at Bromley police station every week. The two who have to sign on, face charges resulting from their history of Islamophobic and racist provocations.

Britain First split from the British National Party (BNP), however their fascist politics are clear. Unfortunately the far right internationally are growing, in Britain they try to emulate the likes of Le Pen and Golden Dawn.

Local people do not wish these fascists to march in Bromley. including Bromley Momentum, Bromley Trades Council, Bromley & Chislehurst CLP and UAF along with other groups are asking people who oppose the odious, hate filled ideas of these Nazis’s and to come out and join us to oppose them and there views on Saturday the 4th of November, 12 noon at Bromley North train station.

Justice Now! Make it right for Palestine 04/11/2017

Assemble 12noon at Speaker’s Corner, Marble Arch in London

For the past 100 years Palestinian rights have been disregarded. As we approach the centenary of the Balfour Declaration – on the 2nd November – which built the path for their dispossession, we are demanding justice and equal rights for Palestinians now.

Join us on Saturday 4 November to make it right for Palestine!

Full details HERE

Local union elections 2017 for union positions in 2018

Here is the finalised election 2017 Checklist with the union positions available, Icon for checklist. Show pen and checklist on desk.along with the candidates names. These names and positions will appear on the ballot paper.

The Electoral Reform Services will distribute ballot papers to members home addresses from Wednesday 1st November 2017 with a deadline for return to their office by noon Tuesday 5th December 2017.

Checklist
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List of candidates names
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24/10/2017 Mass Lobby of Parliament Over Cuts

School Cuts Campaign. Slide from NEU Powerpoint presentation. London Schools will be badly hit.

Teachers, support staff and parents from up and down the country will be lobbying their MP at the same time, pushing schools right up the political agenda.

Meet from 9:30 am onwards at the Emmanuel Centre, Marsham St, Westminster SW1P 3DW for a briefing before lobbying your MP

Make sure your MP knows you want to meet them – register to say you are going and send them a letter via the NEU or School Cuts websites: https://neu.org.uk/funding

24/10/2017 Mass Lobby of Parliament Over Cuts

School Cuts campaign. Lobby your MP slide from NEU Powerpoint presentation. Damaging education, damaging staff.

Teachers, support staff and parents from up and down the country will be lobbying their MP at the same time, pushing schools right up the political agenda.

Meet from 9:30 am onwards at the Emmanuel Centre, Marsham St, Westminster SW1P 3DW for a briefing before lobbying your MP

Make sure your MP knows you want to meet them – register to say you are going and send them a letter via the NEU or School Cuts websites: https://neu.org.uk/funding

24/10/2017 Mass Lobby of Parliament Over Cuts

School Cuts campaign. Lobby your MP slide from NEU Powerpoint presentation. Check on the School Cuts website to see what it means for your school.www.schoolcuts.org.uk

Teachers, support staff and parents from up and down the country will be lobbying their MP at the same time, pushing schools right up the political agenda.

Meet from 9:30 am onwards at the Emmanuel Centre, Marsham St, Westminster SW1P 3DW for a briefing before lobbying your MP

Make sure your MP knows you want to meet them – register to say you are going and send them a letter via the NEU or School Cuts websites: https://neu.org.uk/funding