Saturday 27th November Sheffield Global Climate Justice Summit
10am – 4pm Quaker’s meeting House, 10 St James Street Sheffield S1 2EW
Our ‘Global Climate Justice Summit’ on 27th November comes at a crucial time when, after COP26, ‘Justice’ is the key word when discussing what the future looks like for the movement? We need to take stock on the two weeks of COP, and reflect on where we go from here – “Centring the Most Affected People and Areas’ and delivering a clear justice-based call for action to Global leaders following COP26.” Where world leaders have failed us, we must continue to build on the great success of the 6th November, calling loudly for climate justice.
All are welcome – this is a face-to-face event.
Join us at the Quakers Meeting house, from 10am to 4pm. You can register via the Eventbrite link at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/sheffield-global-climate… or go to our Facebook page @SCCUGCOP26Coalition.
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Saturday 27th November UN Day of Solidarity with Palestinians
10 am Cyclecade assemble Heely Retail Park. 11am rally outside Sheffield Town Hall
Organised by Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign
A Human Rights Watch report stated
“Across these areas and in most aspects of life, Israeli authorities methodically privilege Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. Laws, policies, and statements by leading Israeli officials make plain that the objective of maintaining Jewish Israeli control over demographics, political power, and land has long guided government policy. In pursuit of this goal, authorities have dispossessed, confined, forcibly separated, and subjugated Palestinians by virtue of their identity to varying degrees of intensity. In certain areas, as described in this report, these deprivations are so severe that they amount to the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution.”
Join us on sat 27th November 11 am Sheffield Town Hall, or join the cyclecade (cavalcade, but with bikes,) 10 am Heeley Retail Park
Saturday 27th November “End the US blockade on Cuba!”
12 noon protest rally outside Sheffield Town Hall organised by Sheffield Cuba Solidarity Campaign. See flyer attached End the US blockade on Cuba Demonstrate 27 November
Monday, 15th November was meant to be the day US imperialists had their day in Cuba. It didn’t happen! Instead all round the world, from Sheffield to Washington DC people took to the streets, to voice their support for the island and to denounce US attempts at destabilisation. Cubans are politically savvy. They understand the likely outcome, if the Americans make their move on the island. They only have to look at Latin America and their own, not so distant history. Instead of taking to the streets, Cubans sent children back to school for the first time since the pandemic and welcomed tourists again, thanks to the development of their own vaccine. They know the mechanisms in place, where they can express discontent. Allowing the US to get the upper hand is not something they will countenance.
Saturday 27th November Refugees welcome here – grant them safe passage
1.30pm Sheffield Town Hall Emergency solidarity protest organised by Stand Up to Racism
No More Deaths in the Channel! Refugees welcome here! Safe passage now!
Our thoughts are with those who have lost their lives, and their loved ones. The British Government’s racist hostile environment, and its latest attack on refugees and migrants in Priti Patel’s Nationality and Borders Bill, has and will continue to lead to the horror and tragedy of loss of life in the Channel. We say “Don’t let them drown”, “End the racist hostile environment”, “Scrap the Borders Bill”, and “Listen to the anti-racist majority”.
We say loud and clear, refugees are welcome here! Safe passage for all!
Sunday 28th November IWGB Couriers Strike solidarity rally
12 noon outside Sheffield Town Hall
Support JustEat workers: IWGB food couriers say “We deserve a pay rise, not a pay cut!”
Couriers who deliver takeaways for JustEat, and who are employed by the logistics company Stuart, are being hit with a big pay cut.
POVERTY PAY? NO WAY
The company has rolled out a new pay scale across the UK which cuts pay per delivery by £1.10, from £4.50 per job to £3.40 per job. The company claims a new mileage bonus will make up for the pay cut but it won’t: it just means couriers have to go further to earn the same amount.
Not everyone knows that couriers have to cover their own vehicle costs, vehicle and business insurance: and they get no holiday pay or paid sick leave. That means that when you subtract costs, the people delivering your food are often on less than minimum wage, working a 70-hour week.
Couriers have served JustEat through the pandemic and faced risks to their health to keep the service running.
Sheffield drivers say: we deserve a pay rise, not a pay cut. Everything in the UK has gone up in price; diesel/petrol, national insurance, gas, electricity: to give couriers poverty pay is not acceptable!
Sheffield TUC says “Please show your support for Sheffield couriers who deliver takeaway food to your door in all weathers and did so right throughout lockdown! These are some of the most exploited workers in our city, trapped on bogus self-employment, paid a pittance for each delivery, no union recognition, no bargaining rights, no sick pay, no holiday pay, and at the mercy of an anonymous app that allocates you work or takes it way – and even deletes you for no reason and with no comeback. Well, they are getting organised and fighting back! Please support the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) Sheffield Couriers’ strike against a pay cut on 6th December and come to their strike rally outside the Town Hall on Sunday 28th November at 12 noon. They need to know the city is behind them!”