Southwark action alert

Southwark Action Alert 3rd February 2014

This week brings action against student debt, cuts to staffing on London Underground, low pay and teachers’ excessive workload. See details below of these and other events throughout February.

Please tweet this listing (link to our website ), post on your Facebook page, or help us with leafleting for these events. Thank you.


Tuesday 4 February
12 noon to 2pm SBJC Stall In support of the UNISON/UNITE/GMB Protest against low pay and service cuts. Outside One Stop Shop/Peckham Library. (see below)

12.30pm. UNISON rally and talking to the public in Peckham. Part of the Local Government Day of Pay Protest – Demand Pay Justice! If you can help, phone Southwark UNISON Branch on 020 7525 6030, or just turn up.

Tuesday 4 February
5-7pm. Right to resist – hands off our student loans! Rally at SOAS JCR,
Featuring: Francesca Martinez (comedian, writer), Clare Solomon (People’s Assembly Against Austerity), Aaron Kiely (NUS Black Students’ Officer), Sean Vernell (UCU) and a SOAS Student Assembly Against Austerity speaker.
Facebook event for more info here:

7pm. South London People’s Assembly meeting for borough reps (elected at December’s conference) at the Bread and Roses Pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street SW4 6DZ. Contact your Southwark reps or get more information by emailing

9pm. Support the walk-out by Tube RMT Union members at the start of a 48-hour strike over jobs, services and safety. Background information at

Wednesday 5th February
6.30pm. Public Meeting – Does Brixton Need a Free School? Karibu Centre, Gresham Road, SW9 7PH. Organised by Lambeth NUT, Lambeth UNISON, Lambeth UCU and Lambeth Trades Council. Publicity at

Wednesday – Thursday, 5-6 February
4.30am – 7.30am. Picket of Tube depots and stations. Details tba.

Thursday 6 February
8am-11am. Picket-lines outside Universities by lecturers and admin staff in dispute over a 13% pay cut in the past three years and only 1% offered for 2014. Join them: LSBU at Keyworth Street SE1, LCC at Elephant & Castle main entrance, Camberwell College of Art on Peckham Road SE5 8UF.

All Day. Teachers at Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich will be on strike over “the unreasonable frequency of full scale external observations & excessive workload” unless school managers agree to negotiate. Messages of support to:

Friday 7th February (also 10 & 14 February)
09.30 – 11.30am & 6.30- 8.30pm. Work-to-rule by Underground staff in dispute over 1,000 job cuts. Find out how the underground stations will be affected here:

Friday 7 February.
2pm. Protest & ‘Debt In’: action to stop the student debt sell off outside the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. Assemble on the steps of SOAS at 12noon to march to DIS building. Join the facebook event here:

Wednesday 12 February
7pm. Southwark Trades Council meeting discussing TUC ‘Fair Pay Fortnight’ campaign in Room G03, 160 Tooley Street SE1. Delegates and observers always welcome. Further details from

Saturday 15 February
Fast Food Rights campaign Day of Action. Targeting fast food stores on Oxford Street. Get in touch with the campaign at website

Sunday 16 February
12noon -1pm. Stall publicising campaigns against health service cuts. Herne Hill Market, Railton Road, SE24 0JN. Organised by Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public. More details of this and local organising meetings from


Thursday 27 February
7pm. Education Question Time. Politicians, academics and activists answer questions from the audience. At the Karibu Education Centre 7 Gresham Road SW9 7PH. Info from Tickets are free from

Tuesday 4 March
6.30pm. Next Southwark Benefit Justice Campaign organising meeting. Walworth Methodist Church (Blue Room), 54 Camberwell Road SE5 0EN. Agenda from

Saturday 15 March
Re-call People’s Assembly conference at the Emanuel Centre, central London. Further details to be announced.

Wednesday 19 March
Budget day – ‘Britain needs a pay rise’ day of action. Called by People’s Assembly. Further details to be announced.

Saturday 22 March
No to Racism and Fascism demonstration. Central London. Details at

Saturday 5 April
Benefit Justice Day of Action. Contact for details.


Southwark Defend Council Housing campaign usually meet at St John’s Parish Offices in Larcom Street SE17, just off Walworth Road. National campaign website here. For info about meetings contact initially

Southwark Disabled People Against Cuts meet at Southwark Independent Living Centre, 10 Bradenham Close, SE17 2QB. Details from

Southwark Pensioners Action Group
Meets bi-monthly. Campaign information at

South London Unite the Resistance. Meet monthly. For more information phone 07956579466. For information about the national UtR organisation go to

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