Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Upcoming Strike Action

More strikes against privatisation, pension cuts and for decent pay are going on over the next week or so. Please show your support for these union actions. If you would like to send messages of support but don’t have contact details send them to the trades council at this email and I will forward them on to the unions concerned.
Unison/Unite/UCU at the universities are out on the 31/10. Main pickets will be from 8am but there will be a presence from earlier than this at main university entrances.  A march to be followed by a strike rally is assembling at midday at Victoria Gardens so please make it along if you can.
Joint press release here http://www.ucu.org.uk/6794
The FBU have declared strike action on both the 1/11 and 4/11 in defence of pensions. Specific times are below and if you can pop down to pickets at your local Fire Station to show support.
The CWU will be out over threats to pay and conditions and against the breakneck pace privatisation of Royal Mail on the 4/11
Finally NAPO the Probation Officers Union have called a strike from midday on the 5/11 to midday on the 6/11 against privatisation of the service.
Finally please don’t forget on Saturday the Defend the NHS/GMB demo (details below) – bring friends and family – who hasn’t needed our health service at some point?  
And… I have twice put the Small Revolutions Peoples Assembly benefit with the wrong day – Sorry! It’s Sunday 10th Nov.
Phil Clarke
General Secretary
Brighton, Hove and District Trades Union Council
Events List
Thursday 31st October
UCU, Unite and Unison HE Strike
Pickets at Brighton and Sussex Uni from 8am
Assemble Midday in Victoria Gardens for short march to rally in The Corn Exchange
Friday 1st November
FBU Strike 6:30pm – 11:30pm
Saturday 2nd November
No to NHS Privatisation at Brighton Hospitals
Called By GMB and Defend the NHS Sussex
10:30am outside the Royal Sussex County Hospital
Monday 4th November
CWU Royal Mail Strike
FBU Strike 6am – 8am
Tuesday 5th November
Brighton Fights Back Against Austerity
A Brighton Peoples Assembly event
Meet at midday at the Clock Tower
Sunday 10th November
Small Revolutions
Night of music in support of the Brighton Peoples Assembly
Lord Nelson 6pm
Wednesday 13th November
Trades Council general meeting
Open to all trade union members
King & Queen 8pm
Saturday 16th November
Anti-workfare picket
Meet Clock Tower 11am
Brighton Benefits Campaign - details to come
Saturday November 30th
Demonstration of Solidarity with Russian LGBTQ People
“To Russia with Love”
Speakers include Russian LGBTQ activists and Peter Tatchell