Southwark action alert week beginning 10th March

Southwark Action Alert 10th March 2014

A national strike of teachers coming in two weeks’ time, ongoing action by the SOAS cleaners and the fight by health campaigners against Clause 119 and hospital closures. This is just some of the action that needs your support.

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EVENTS LIST

Monday 10 March
7pm. Public Forum: Back the strikes, Defend workers’ rights, Fight for decent pay. Kevin Courtney, (Deputy General Secretary NUT), Consuelo Moreno Yusti (SOAS cleaners), Steve Hedley (Assistant General Secretary RMT), Ellen Clifford (Disabled People Against Cuts),. Chair: Jane Hardy, UCU executive. A Unite the Resistance forum. More info at http://uniteresist.org

Tuesday 11 March
7pm. Southwark Benefit Justice Campaign Steering Committee. For reps of affiliated organisations. At Rodney Road TRA, 97 Dawes House, Orb Street, SE17 1RD. If your organisation has yet to join the local campaign, write to southwarkbenefitjustice@gmail.com

Wednesday 12 March
7pm. Southwark Trades Council meeting in Room G03, 160 Tooley Street SE1. Items include organising support for local strike action. Observers always welcome. Further details from southwarktuc@gmail.com

Wednesday 12 March
5.30pm. ‘Concrete Heart Land’ a film about the social cleansing of the Heygate, by Steven Ball & Rastko Novakovic. At The Feminist Library, 5 Westminster Bridge Rd, Following the film, there will be a short discussion with one of the film-makers. More info from qa@peoplesrepublicofsouthwark.co.uk

Thursday 13 March
9am. Join the staff lobby of the Lambeth College management over the imposition of new contracts and worse conditions including loss of 10 days holiday, longer working hours and extra workload for no pay. Assemble Clapham Centre of Lambeth College, 45 Clapham Common SouthSide, SW4 9BL.

Thursday 13 March
7.30pm. Keep Our St Helier Hospital – public meeting in the Council Chambers, Merton Civic Centre, Morden. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/OisI5. Called by Keep Our NHS Public. Offer help with their campaign by contacting keepoursthelierhospital@gmx.com

Saturday 15 March
10am – 5pm. Recall People’s Assembly conference at the Emanuel Centre,
London SW1P 3DW. More details at http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/calendar. Register for the conference at http://padelegateconf.eventbrite.co.uk/

Wednesday 19 March
5.30pm. ‘Send Osborne a message on Budget Day’ Protest march and Rally. Assemble Malet Street WC1. March to Downing Street for rally starting at 6:30pm. Called by People’s Assembly. More information at http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/budget_day

Thursday 20 March
7pm. Lambeth KONP meeting at Duke of Cambridge pub, 74 Lansdowne Way, SW8 2DR, nr Stockwell Tube. For more info contact lambethkonp@gmail.com

Saturday 22 March
11am. No to Racism and Fascism demonstration. March from the Mandela Statue in Parliament Square to rally at Trafalgar Square 12 noon. Called by United Against Fascism and the TUC. Details at http://www.tuc.org.uk/events/stand-against-racism-and-fascism and http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/

Tuesday 25 March
7pm. Meeting of Southwark Defend Council Housing campaign in the Parish Office at St John’s Church, Larcom Street, SE17 1NQ. Map. Main business: planning our campaigning work over the next year.

Wednesday 26 March
All Day. National strike by members of the National Union of Teachers. Initial information at http://www.teachers.org.uk/node/20535. Further details to be announced. Send messages of support to: secretary@southwark-and-district.nut.org.uk

Thursday 27 March
5pm to 7pm. Protest against the Brixton sell-off and the Free School: Surround Lambeth College – Brixton Centre of Lambeth College, 56 Brixton Hill, SW2 1QS. Meet outside the Brixton Centre for a demonstration by staff, students and community linking hands around college. More information about this and other action in this campaign at https://www.facebook.com/savebrixtoncollege

Thursday 27 March
6.30pm. Public Forum: What next to Defend London’s NHS? At Camden Town Hall, Judd St, WC1. Speakers: John Lister (Peoples Inquiry into the NHS), Louise Irvine (Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign) , Sam Strudwick (Whipps Cross Hospital Unison) Organised by London Keep Our NHS PUblic Coordinating Group. More info from londonkeepournhspublic@gmail.com

ADVANCE NOTICE

Saturday 5 April
Benefit Justice Day of Action. Contact southwarkbenefitjustice@gmail.com for details.

Sunday 6th April
12 – 1pm. Leafleting and petitioning about the potential destruction of the NHS as part of European Week of Action against health privatisation and Transatlantic Trade Agreement’s (TTIP) Meet at Herne Hill station/farmers market. For more info contact lambethkonp@gmail.com

OTHER LOCAL CAMPAIGNS:

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

Southwark Pensioners Action Group
Meets bi-monthly. Campaign information at http://www.spag.btck.co.uk/

South London People’s Assembly. Contact secretary@southlondonpeoplesassembly.org for details of local and national events.

South London Unite the Resistance. Meet monthly. For more information phone 07956579466. For information about the national UtR organisation go to http://uniteresist.org/

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