This month’s top dates are:
Saturday 25th April – March for the NHS. Assemble 1100hrs Endcliffe Park, Sheffield. Organised by Peoples NHS this short march over just over a mile will proceed along Oakbrook Road through Nick Clegg’s constituency to Nether Green. Please bring your banners! And make some noise!!
Tuesday 28th April International Workers Memorial Day “Remember the Dead – Fight for the Living”. Our ceremony starts outside Town Hall at 1230hrs with a wreath being laid by Lord Mayor Cllr Peter Rippon, followed by a series of speeches on health and safety at work. Speakers include Bill Adams Regional TUC Secretary, Louise Haigh Labour PPC Sheffield Heeley, and speakers from a number of trade unions and health and safety campaigns. Please bring your banners and most importantly order a wreath to lay down at the Memorial Tree . Finishes about 1330hrs. A must for all trade unionists. Members of the public very welcome to join us.
Tuesday 28th April. Paul Blomfield MP will address Sheffield Trade union Council Delegate meeting . 7pm Trades and labour Club, Duke Street Sheffield S2 5QQ. Visitors are welcome.
And don’t forget the May Day rally in Chesterfield on Monday 4th May!
Quick “at a glance” summary of the month’s events
- Thursday 23rd April 2015 ONE HUMANITY film to commemorate 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. Showroom Cinema. Film starts 1750hrs. AAM exhibition from 4pm. Q&A and discussion (www.onehumanityfilm.com)
- Saturday 25th April “March for the NHS” Assemble 1100hrs Endcliffe Park for short march to Nether Green. Bring your banner!
- Tuesday 28th April International Workers Memorial Day ceremony outside Town Hall 1230hrs. Trade union speakers and wreath laying ceremony. “Remember the Dead Fight for the Living”. Regional TUC event organised by Sheffield TUC
- Tuesday 28th April Sheffield Trade union Council delegate meeting. Speaker Paul Blomfield Labour MP Sheffield Central. Visitors welcome
- 27th March – 13th June “Posters of protest and revolution” Civic Theatre Barnsley. V&A visiting exhibition. Admission free.
- Monday 4th May Chesterfield May Day Peoples Gala Demonstration. Assemble outside Chesterfield Town Hall at 1030hrs for march to rally at New Square. Organised by Chesterfield Trade Union Council.
- Thursday 7th May. General Election! Make sure you use your vote to kick out the ConDem Government and improve the lives for working people!
Please scroll down for more information on the above events:
Thursday 23rd April 2015 ONE HUMANITY film to commemorate 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. Showroom Cinema Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX.. Film starts 1750hrs. AAM exhibition from 4pm. Q&A and discussion )
To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison and the Sheffield Anti-Apartheid Movement’s contribution to the fight against apartheid you are invited to a Mickey Madoda Dube Film, ONE HUMANITY (www.onehumanityfilm.com) on Reception and AAM Archives Exhibition at 4pm, Cinema doors open at 5:30pm, film 5:50pm followed by Q&A chaired by Rt. Hon. Richard Caborn, Paul Blomfield MP, Suresh Kamath of the Anti-Apartheid Movement Archive Committee and Tony Hollingsworth the film’s producer.
Saturday 25th April – March for the NHS. Assemble 1100hrs Endcliffe Park, Sheffield. Organised by Peoples NHS this short march over just over a mile will proceed along Oakbrook Road through Nick Clegg’s constituency to Nether Green. Our NHS is under threat and Nick Clegg MP is just as responsible as David Cameron for pushing through the NHS Reform and Social Care Act which is privatising and fragmenting our NHS. On top of this the Coalition Government imposed £20B spending cuts on our NHS – no wonder it’s failing to cope! Please bring your banners! Facebook Page advertising the march and is asking people to confirm their attendance. If you could share this link with as many people as possible that would be much appreciated. Also if you are planning on attending then please sign up.
Facebook link here – https://www.facebook.com/events/641825185961406/
Tuesday 28th April International Workers Memorial Day ceremony outside Town Hall 1230hrs. “Remember the Dead Fight for the Living” International event. Sheffield’s ceremony will take place outside Town Hall at 1230hrs and will be opened by the Lord Mayor. Our Sheffield ceremony has now been adopted as the main Yorks and Humber regional TUC event and will be addressed by Regional Secretary Bill Adams. Louise Haigh Labour PPC Sheffield Heeley is also invited as well as speakers from trade unions and health and safety campaigns. Please bring union banners and wreaths to lay at the memorial tree. Estimated finish time approx 1330 hrs, preceded by a minutes silence.
Tuesday 28th April 7pm Sheffield Trades Council delegate meeting. Our keynote speaker this month is Paul Blomfield Labour MP Sheffield Central. With the General Election only days away this will be a very interesting address followed by question and answer session. In the ballroom of the Trades and Labour Club, 200 Duke Street Sheffield S2 5QQ. Visitors are welcome – please register at the door.
27th March – 13th June “Posters of protest and revolution” Civic Theatre Barnsley. V&A visiting exhibition. Admission free.
Monday 4th May Chesterfield 38th May Day Peoples Gala Demonstration.
Assemble outside Chesterfield Town Hall on Rose Hill at 1030hrs for a march to a rally at New Square, led by the Ireland Colliery Band. Speakers include Christine Blower General Secretary NUT and Lee Baron East Midlands Regional TUC Secretary. Music in New Square from Ian Prowse, Swamp Trash and Max Pashm Band. Organised by Chesterfield Trade Union Council.
Thursday 7th May General Election. Sheffield Trade Union Council is urging working people and their families to make sure they use their vote to kick out this dreadful ConDem Coalition Government – which has made the many poorer and the top few richer than ever whilst slashing our public services. Our NHS is being broken up and privatised as we speak and the most vulnerable in our society – the disabled, the poor and the unemployed – have been made to bear the brunt of austerity. Please don’t waste you r vote. The only vote which can be sure of ousting Cameron and Clegg is a vote for Labour.