Daily Archives: 05/10/2016
Waltham Forest Town Hall......
Is that a mist surrounding Waltham Forest Town Hall, or the miasma (a contagious power that has an independent life of its own) that is called re-structuring by the Council??????
¡PRESENTE! Contemporary Art from Cuba Exhibition: 6-29 October, GX Gallery, London.
The first major show of over 30 Cuban artists opens in London this week. It is accompanied by a series of nationwide talks and events featuring visiting artists. Artwork will also be available to buy to raise funds for the Music Fund for Cuba charity.
7.30pm, 10 October 2016, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Harvey Road, Leytonstone E11 3BD
Speakers: Manuel Cortes, General Secretary of transport union TSSA, Linda Taaffe, Secretary, Waltham Forest Trades Council, Tom Taylor of Leyton & Wanstead Labour Party, and Niki Fitzgerald an activist in the BMA. Continue reading
‘Blacklisted’ is a new documentary by the film maker Tom Wood via Reel News. The film premier took place on 16th September at the University of Greenwich and tells the story of blacklisting of union activists in the UK by major construction companies with masses of never before seen footage covering the High Court litigation, spying by undercover police and our call for a full public inquiry.
As part of the centenary commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, Friday evening, 14 October, sees the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, giving a free lecture at Congress House hosted by TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady about the life and inspiration of trade unionist, feminist and Irish nationalist Eva Gore-Booth.
If interested please register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eva-gore-booth-irish-revolutionary-and-inspiration-for-our-times-tickets-28346637556. Drinks and light refreshments will be served after the lecture, so we need people to register in advance.
PepsiCo management at the company’s Frito-Lay plant in Lahore, Pakistan has responded to the formation and official registration of a trade union with 650 members by harassing and transferring union officers and seeking to violate the union’s collective bargaining rights by creating a bogus union. Workers initially formed a union in response to the massive abuse of precarious employment through labour contractors, which denies permanent employment to workers who have worked for years at the plant. Continue reading