Diary of Events January-March 2018

Saturday 20th January – EDL not Welcome in Doncaster.

The racist EDL are targeting their poison at the Roma community in Hexthorpe.

Stand up to Racism Doncaster are holding a counter demo at the train station at 11am.

Also supported by Doncaster TUC and Sheffield Unite Against Fascism sheffielduaf.org
A facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/150879199029929/?ti=cl

Please email info@sheffielduaf.org if you are interested in going.


Saturday 20th January  National Demonstration: Shut Down Morton Hall Immigration Detention CentreSwinderby, Lincoln LN6 9PT.  Four people have died at Morton Hall in the last year. People detained there have been on hunger strike. Refugees and their supporters will be asking why on January 20th. South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group has organised  a coach from Sheffield 10.30 a.m. outside Crucible Theatre opp. Victoria Hall Norfolk Street S1 2JB. Returning to Sheffield around 5pmBook your place: dignitynotdetention@yahoo.co.uk or text/call John Grayson mob 07887 481355. Places are free but we’d welcome donations.  Flyer here

 Tuesday 23rd January Sheffield Trade Union Council Delegate Meeting

7pm Trades and Labour Club, 200 Duke Street, Sheffield S2 5QQ. Guest speaker from Doncaster Women’s Aid. This important voluntary service is threatened yet is the last women’s support centre in South Yorkshire. Visitors welcome.

 Tuesday 23rd January Sheffield Stop the War Coalition Committee

7.15pm at the Central United Reform Church (60 Norfolk Street, S1 2JB).

Stop the War national tours of public meetings on why the time is right for an anti-war governement – we are hoping to organise to hold one in early February.

 Thursday 25th January Sheffield Holocaust Memorial Day vigil

1730 to 1900 Winter Garden, 90 Surrey Street. Organise by Sheffield UNITE Against Fascism

Between Monday 22 January and Monday 29 January there will be a collection of posters and artwork displayed in the Winter Garden. Showroom Cinema will be screening the film ‘Europa Europa’ on Thursday 25 January, 8pm. The screening will include an introduction and discussion led by Dr Carmen Levick from The University of Sheffield.

Sunday 28 January 2018 MIR ZAYNEN DO! WE ARE HERE!

An additional event for Holocaust Memorial Day 7.30pm Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St S1 2JB. Jewish songs from the Holocaust, with a particular focus on songs that were composed or performed in the ghettos that preceded the Nazi death camps, will be played. Please seehttps://tinyurl.com/y95qh4xa for more information and to book tickets.

Message from Sheffield UAF: “In November a Sheffield delegation visited Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. Our chair, John Campbell, has produced a moving presentation about the visit. Please email info@sheffielduaf.org if you would like him to address your trade union, faith or community group. Sheffield Unite Against Fascism also wishes to encourage people to take part in the next delegation in autumn 2018.  Please contact Sheffield UAF if you are interested in joining the delegation.”

Saturday Feb 3rd NHS Day of Protest Emergency Demonstration in London
People’s Assembly and Health Campaigns Together have called a national Day of Protest for immediate action on the severe winter crisis facing the NHS.  Sheffield People’s Assembly has organised coach transport from Sheffield
Can you help to publicise the event? Please come along and join us at any of the following leafleting sessions:

Stalls agreed:

  • Next two Saturdays (20th, 27th Jan) at Town Hall 12-1pm.
  • Mon 22 Jan 12-1pm Hallamshire Hospital (bus stops).
  • Tues 23 Jan 5.30-6.30pm railway station.
  • Wed 24 Jan 12-1pm Walk-in Centre (Broad Lane).
  • Mon 29 Jan 12-1pm Northern General (Herries Road entrance).
  • Tues 30 Jan 5.30-6.30pm Tram stops in town (bottom of Fargate near Pret a Manger).
  • Wed 31 Jan 12-1pm Moorfoot (Council offices)

Saturday 10th February Stand Up To Racism TU Conference 2018 in London
South Yorkshire coach To book a ticket on the bus please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-yorkshire-coach-to-stand-up-to-racism-tu-conference-tickets-41388432917

9th Feb to 3rd March 2018  “Chicken Soup” Crucible Theatre Studio

 New play by local writer on Miners Strike 1985

  1. Five days after Orgreave. Three women keep a struggling mining community standing, running a soup kitchen near the pit heads of Rotherham. 2016. The day of the Brexit vote.

The breadline is no further away and the soup kitchen is now a food bank, as the country faces a huge decision. A witty, poignant new play from local writer Ray Castleton and Kieran Knowles (Operation Crucible), Chicken Soup. celebrates the friendships that survive the hardest of times. website: www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/chicken-soup.

12-18 February 2018 TUC    ♥    Unions Week (I love Trade Unions!)

Sheffield TUC is organising 2 events:
Monday 12th February  Unions Fighting for Better Pay

1230hrs-1330hrs outside Town Hall, Pinstone Street Sheffield. Rally with speakers from PCS, Sheffield TUC, public sector unions, BFAWU on MacDonald’s campaign and more…

Saturday 17th February  SAY NO! to Low Pay – Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise – Join a Union!

12 noon till 2pm Sheffield TUC will be leafleting outside MacDonalds on High Street/Fargate and leafleting shoppers about the value of trade unions. Please come and help!

This is a National TUC Week of Action to promote the value of trade unions and in particular the case for workers having an independent voice at work, achieved through recognising trade unions. We are working with the BFAWU to specifically support their McDonalds campaign, calling upon McDonalds to support recognition of the Bakers Union, fair pay for food workers and decent contracts for staff. (https://www.tuc.org.uk/campaigns/great-jobs-agenda)


Tuesday 28th February Sheffield TUC AGM

7pm Trades adn Labour Club, 200 Duke Street, Sheffield S2 5QQ Guest speaker Roger MacKenzie UNISON Asistant General Secretary. Visitors welcome. Is your union branch affiliated? Now is the time to renew your affiliation – contact tucsheffield@gmail.com

Saturday 3rd March Rebuilding Public Services (venue and time t.b.c.)
Sheffield People’s Assembly is planning a public meeting to discuss the future of our public services. The collapse of Carillion has dramatic consequences for public services, projects and jobs.  Over the last decade, the neoliberal policy of privatising our public services has led to continuing crises in health, education, transport, social care, and housing.  Details to follow in a future mailing.

Saturday 10th March “Jobs and Climate: Planning for a future that doesn’t cost the earth

Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WCH 9BD  tickets available from Eventbrite now

This conference, organised by the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group, aims to challenge the false choice of good jobs versus the environment. There is both an urgent need for action on climate change and a real opportunity for trade unionists to be at the forefront of campaigning for a transition.

Sessions include:
– Jobs and Climate: Challenging a false choice
– What is happening to our planet and why this is a trade union issue
– Planning for a National Climate Service today
– Climate and Women: Women on the frontline
– Environmental Reps: campaigning for change in the workplace
– Food and Agriculture – is a sustainable food system possible?
– Climate Refugees: Understanding the issues for the trade union – movement
– Planning for Just Transition – taking inspiration from the past and present

Workshops will also be led by key trade union and environmental campaigns: The Greener Jobs Alliance, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy and The Lucas Plan

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Saturday 17th March March Against Racism, London
Sheffield/Rotherham transport to #MarchAgainstRacism 2018
Please book your coach tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sheffieldrotherham-transport-to-marchagainstracism-tickets-41386592412