Southwark action alert for this week

Southwark Action Alert 31 March 2014

Lambeth College staff are fighting to save the Brixton site from being sold-off. They are also striking on Tuesday over cuts and contracts. This is just some of the action that needs your support during these coming weeks. Resentment among public sector workers over pay and privatisation is also building up. Last week, a quarter of a million teachers struck, in Southwark closing or partially closing more than 60 schools.

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Monday 31 March
7pm. Open meeting of South London People’s Assembly. Venue: The Bread and Roses Pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ. Agenda includes report-back from the Recall Conference and start building for our upcoming events. For more information, write to

Tuesday 1 April
All Day. Lambeth College UCU members will be taking a day of strike action against new contracts. There will be picket lines at each centre from 7.30am. At 12.00 noon there will be a rally outside the Clapham Centre, 45 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 9BL (Clapham Common tube, Northern Line). Speakers from UCU, DPAC, NUT, NUS. Send messages of support to UCU rep at

Tuesday 1 April
Low/No Pay ‘Know Your Rights’ Day. Information and advice on in-work and out-of-work benefits, how to join a trade union etc. See
10am – 12.30pm Creation Trust, Aylesbury Estate, Thurlow Street SE17 2UZ
1.30 – 3.30pm The Blue Market Place, Bermondsey SE16 3UQ
Organised by London Unemployed Strategies /TUC and others. Contact: Nick Phillips – 020 7467 1283/07530 001653

Tuesday 1 April
7pm. SolidariTEA planning meeting for a new mental health advice and support project in south London. Venue: Room M4, Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square, SE5 0HF (off Camberwell Road). Fully wheelchair accessible.
More details from

Wednesday 2 April
Low/No Pay ‘Know Your Rights’ Day Information and advice on in-work and out-of-work benefits, how to join a trade union etc. See
10 am – 12.30pm. Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre SE1 6TE
1.30 – 3.30pm Peckham Square SE15 5JT
Organised by London Unemployed Strategies /TUC and others. Contact: Nick Phillips – 020 7467 1283/07530 001653

Saturday 5 April
11am-midday. Benefit Justice Day of Action. Leafleting and petitioning outside Tesco’s, Old Kent Road. Contact for further details and to offer help on the day.

Sunday 6 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

Wednesday 9 April
7pm. Southwark Trades Council meeting in Room G03, 160 Tooley Street SE1. Observers always welcome. Agenda and further details from

Thursday 10 April
7pm. Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public meeting. Note new venue for this meeting: The Phoenix pub on Clapham Rd (half way between Clapham North and Stockwell tube stations). Map For more info contact

Saturday 12 April
11am until 5pm. National conference of Disabled People Against the Cuts in London. Southwark DPAC will be sending representatives. If you would like to attend, contact


Tuesday 29 April
7pm. Meeting of Southwark Defend Council Housing campaign in the Parish Office at St John’s Church, Larcom Street, SE17 1NQ. Map.

Monday 12 May
1pm. Protest outside British Gas AGM at QEII Conference Centre, London W1
Slogans: No more energy profit before people and planet; Time for affordable, democratic, sustainable energy! More information at

Saturday 21 June
1pm. People’s Assembly national demonstration. The People United…
Against austerity, cuts and privatisation…For education, the NHS and public services. Assemble outside BBC HQ, Portland Place. March to Parliament. The demonstration will be followed by a free festival in Central London. More details to be announced.

Saturday 18 October
‘Britain Needs a Pay Rise’.TUC national demonstration in London. See Details tba.

OTHER LOCAL CAMPAIGNS not listed above:

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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