Monthly Archives: September 2015
Defend Jeremy Corbyn’s anti austerity policies and his democratic right to lead Labour.
The overwhelming election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party is a hugely welcome development for everyone who opposes austerity, racism and war. Continue reading
Macmillan Cake sale......
A Macmillan cake sale has been organised on Monday the 28th September at Sycamore House reception (Town Hall Complex). Staff will be bringing in their special bakes for sale and all donations will be going to the Macmillian Cancer fund. The sale will be held from 10:30 to 14:30 (unless they sell out!). Continue reading
In the 19th Century, the thinker and artist, John Ruskin, fiercely attacked industrial capitalism and called upon individuals to take responsibility for building a better society and economy. His ideas influenced the concept of the “social economy”; corporate social responsibility and ethical consumerism. He is as relevant today as he was then. Come and learn from his ideas and a wide range of thinkers and actors who are ensuring Ruskin’s ideas live on. Continue reading
Refugees welcome! Screening of ‘Cabaret’ the film hosted by Holocaust survivors, Tuesday 29 September 2015......
Are you ANGRY at the way the British Government is treating the refugees in crisis? Are you RAGING at the Islamophobia going on in Britain right now?
Pls come to – ‘Are we sliding into genocide?’ Screening of ‘Cabaret: the musical’ hosted by Holocaust Survivor and Migrants Rights activists. Followed with a Q + A hosted by Holocaust Survivor Ruth Barnett reading from her new book ‘Love, hate and indifference – the slide into genocide’ Continue reading
Full programme here
London Thursday 1 October 5.30pm international meeting for trade unions, lawyers, academics and NGOs on the right to strike with John Hendy QC, Professor Keith Ewing, Hannah Reed TUC, Peter Barnacle, Pierre Coutaz CGT, Shane Enright AI and more http://www.ictur.org/Eng/Strike_meeting.html
Lambeth Trade Unions are supporting a meeting to show solidarity with refugees on Wednesday 30 September, 7pm, Karibu Centre, Brixton
Speakers include Matt Wrack, Peter Pinkney, Finn Brennan and a Labour MP to be confirmed. Continue reading
The Branch meeting will be held on Thursday 1st October at 12 noon in the Waltham Forest Town Hall Council Chamber. All members are invited to attend. Put the date in your diary!
This autumn, MPs and peers will discuss the trade union bill – which threatens the basic right to strike. Continue reading
Lobby the Tories......
The TUC have organised a lobby for trade unionists to express their opposition to the austerity policies being pursued by the government. The lobby ytakes place outside the Manchester Conference Centre on Sunday 4th October. The local Waltham Forest Trades Council have organised coaches that will leave Walthamstow at 7am. The return fare is £20 for waged and £10 for unwaged. It would be great if members who are attending would take the branch banner along too. If you are interested in going please contact the branch office.