Diary of events (last updated 15th December 2014)

 

 

  • Monday 5th January “Action for Rail” national campaign day. Leafleting Sheffield rail station 0800hrs-0900hrs
  • Saturday 24th January Sheffield TUC Black Workers event Pakistani Muslim Centre
  1. Darnall (see flyer attached) N.B. STUC in discussion with PMC about possible

       postponement of this event to February – please watch out for announcements

  • Tuesday 27th January 2015. Chris Kitchen NUM General Secretary addresses

       Sheffield Trade union Council 7pm Trades and Labour Club

  • Wednesday 18th February 2015 “We Are Not Going Back” Red Ladder production about the Miners Strike. 7.30pm Sheffield Trades and Labour Club. Supported by Sheffield Trade Union Council.
  • Tuesday 24th February 2015 Len McCluskey General Secretary UNITE addresses Sheffield Trade Union Council AGM 7pm Trades and Labour Club
    1. Saturday 7th March 2015 “With Banners Held High” All day event in Wakefield Unity Works to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Miners Strike. (Flyer attached)
  • Saturday 7th March “Time to Act” London march and rally Campaign against Climate Change linking with trade unionists on a positive strategy of 1M Climate Change Jobs

       More details to follow.

  • 27th March – 13th June “Posters of protest and revolution” Civic Theatre Barnsley. V&A visiting exhibition. Admission free.

 

Please scroll down for more information on the above events:

 

  1. Monday 5th January “Action for Rail” national campaign day. Leafleting Sheffield rail station 0800hrs-0900hrs. Campaign led by rail unions RMT, ASLEF TSSA and UNITE against privatisation of our railways. We say bring it back into public ownership for a cheaper, safer and more efficient railway! Can you join us for an hour?

 

  1. Saturday 24th January Sheffield TUC Black Workers event Pakistani Muslim Centre

Darnall . “Celebrating Sheffield’s Diversity” with guest speakers including Mohammed Taj    recently TUC President and currently UNITE executive council member. Linking Sheffield’s Black Asian and Ethnic Minorities with the trade union movement.

Important notice: STUC are in discussion with PMC about a possible postponement to February due to availability of an invited celebrity

 

  • Tuesday 27th January 2015. Chris Kitchen NUM General Secretary addresses

Sheffield Trade union Council 7pm Trades and Labour Club. Chris will be talking about the future of the coal industry and also about the Miners Strike 30 years ago including the campaign for justice around Orgreave. Visitors and observers are welcome – please register at the door

  1. Wednesday 18th February 2015 “We Are Not Going Back” Red Ladder production about the Miners Strike. 7.30pm Sheffield Trades and Labour Club. Supported by Sheffield Trade Union Council. Tickets £7 waged and £4 unwaged. Please email tucsheffield@gmail.com to purchase tickets or you can buy them online at

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/were-not-going-back-tickets-14726851409

N.B. For tickets bought online there is a £1.07p booking charge. For more information on the production please see http://www.redladder.co.uk/whatson/going-back/

We’re Not Going Back is about the 1984/85 miners’ strike… more or less.

But, in this hard-hitting musical comedy there are no miners. Instead, we follow the fortunes of three sisters in a pit village, hit hard by the Government’s war against the miners and determined to set up a branch of ‘Women Against Pit Closures’

Olive, Mary and Isabel are like any other sisters whose everyday squabbles became a background hum to the strike that forced them to question their lives, their relationships and their family ties.

We’re Not Going Back tackles the resilience of working communities, the make-and-mend fabric of family and the power of sticking two fingers up to a government hell-bent on destruction… and all with humour, song and a six pack of Babycham.

Red Ladder are delighted to be working with Unite the union, North East, Yorkshire & Humberside on this production. For further information about their work visit their website

Unite the union website

Stacey Sampson, who plays Mary in We’re Not Going Back, is currently writing a new blog about being the main ‘bread winner’ in her home following returning to work after having a baby. It makes for a really interesting read, have a look here

http://winningthebread.wordpress.com/

Do you have questions about We’re Not Going Back? Contact Red Ladder Theatre Company

 

  • Tuesday 24th February 2015 Len McCluskey General Secretary UNITE addresses Sheffield Trade Union Council AGM 7pm Trades and Labour Club. We are delighted that Len has agreed to come up and address our AGM. He is one of the most – if not the most! – progressive and influential trade union leaders in Britain today and always carries an inspiring hard-hitting message. Visitors and observers are very welcome- please register at the door.

 

  1. Saturday 7th March 2015 “With Banners Held High” All day event in Wakefield Unity Works to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Miners Strike

The NUM Barnsley regard it as the definitive event which they are support in every way to end the commemorations and celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the 84/5 strike.

  • Daytime event 1100-1700 includes guest speaker Dennis Skinner and a day full of drama, music, film, photos of the strike and debate. Tickets £6 concessions £3
  • Evening event 1900-2300 poetry and music Tickets £4 concessions £2
  • Fundraising Gig 1900-2300 New Model Army plus supporting bands Louise Distras, Roughneck Riot, and The Hurriers. Tickets £20 Box Office at Unity Works, Westgate

Wakefield WF1 1EP or go to: www.unityworks.co.uk/events/

Click here for flyer for STUC Diversity event 24 January 2015  Celebrating Diversity in Sheffield 24.02.2015

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