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From the Brighton Trades Council: Latest anti-cuts campaigns and events MAY-JULY 2013

Nick McMaster


Phil, our friend from the Brighton Trades Council writes:

 

Hi all,

 
Loads of anti-cuts events coming up to get involved in. A full list is at the bottom of the email. Please attend what you can!

 
Local Campaign Updates:

 
Sussex Uni Anti-Privatisation
The temporary ‘Pop Up Union’ has begun a ballot for strike action against the outsourcing and is appealing for donations – link here:
http://popupunion.org/post/51146336214/the-pop-up-union-is-now-in-trade-dispute

 
Benefits/Bedroom Tax
The campaign against benefit cuts and in particular now the bedroom tax has a number of events coming up and volunteers are needed this weekend to help leaflet. The urgency has been stepped up as locally evictions are now being threatened. Details of protests and meetings are below and on the facebook group here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/330881981262/?fref=ts

 
GMB/City Clean
The fight against pay cuts of up to £4000 continues as we wait for the results of the GMB City Clean ballot. Please continue to support the workers by liking this facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Brighton-Council-workers/369381019834189?fref=ts
And a speech by a GMB officer at the depot here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q9uB5aMIJ9c#!

 
PCS Strike
Alongside all this the PCS will be out on strike again on 5th June. They have taken a lot of action recently so please do try to make it to pickets to show support – Details Below

 

Events:

 

Brighton Peoples Assembly
Thursday 30th May
7.00pm Brighthelm Centre

 
Action for Benefit Justice Protest
Protest Against Threatened Bedroom Tax Evictions
Friday 31st May
Meet St Peters Church 10:30am

 
Oppose the BNP demo – Don’t Let Racists Divide Us
Saturday 1st June
Midday General Gordon Square, Woolwich, London SE18 6HX

 
Demonstrate UKIP Nigel Farage Meeting
Monday 3rd June Hove
6pm Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove

 
PCS DWP and HMRC Strike
Wednesday 5th June
Pickets Outside Edward Street Job Centre from 6am
More Strike Day Activity TBC

 
Hands Off Our Homes – Fight Benefit Cuts
Anti - Bedroom Tax Meeting
Thursday 6th June
7:30pm Hollingdean Community Centre

 
Peoples Assembly Against Austerity
Saturday 22nd June
9:30am Central Hall Westminster

 
National Shop Stewards Network Conference
Saturday 29th June
11am-5pm, Camden Centre, Judd Street, London, WC1H 9JE

 
NHS 65th Birthday Anti-Privatisation Street Party
Friday 5th July
Details TBC

 
Sussex Trade Union Network Meeting
Saturday 6th July
Friends Meeting House