Diary of Events March 2017

Saturday 11th March Stop the Closure of Eastern Avenue Job Centre!

Leafleting and petition outside Eastern Avenue Job Centre from 1030hrs, then meeting up with other campaigners. To see updates on the campaign please see the branch website http://pcsdwpsheffield.wordpress.com Organised by PCS with support from UNITE Community
Saturday 11th March Shut Down Morton Hall detention centre!

National demonstration at Morton Hall Immigration Detention Centre Lincolnshire LN6 9PT to show solidarity with those detained and to demand “Shut Down Detention Centres” 12noon – 3.30pm 2 deaths in 6 weeks. Enough! Full Sheffield transport details: coach leaves 10am prompt outside Crucible Theatre, Norfolk Street Sheffield. Free to asylum seekers/unwaged. £10 waged. Return to Sheffield by 5pm. Book tickets (pay on coach) by text 07887 481355 or email j.grayson@phonecoop.coop. Organised by South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG)  www.symaag.org.uk  @symaag on TwitterSYMAAG-Morton Hall detention centre protest 11 March


Monday 13th March “Make Some Noise for Justice” OTJC rally outside UK Home Office, Marsham Street, London

Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign is planning our biggest Demonstration to date more info here https://www.facebook.com/events/578787998993075/ Coach transport from Barnsley and Sheffield. Coach departs Sheffield Showroom 0945hrs. Email joe.rollin@unitetheunion.org to book a seat. No charge but donation welcome on the coach

OTJC is appealing to our supporters to send in donations towards the cost individuals can use our pay pal account link on our website here  http://otjc.org.uk


Thursday 16th March “No Need for Cuts!” Public Meeting

6.30pm Central United Reform Church, Norfolk St S1 2JB. Speakers: Barry Kushner, Liverpool Councillor, author of ‘Who Needs the Cuts’; Dave Berry, GMB, Walkley Labour Party– Standing Up for Sheffield Manifesto; and Local Labour Councillor – tbc. Organised by South Yorkshire Morning Star Supporters Group.


Saturday 18 March 2017 Stand Up To Racism National Demonstration  London Stand Up To Racism has called a national demonstration to coincide with the UN Anti-Racism Day.  Transport from Sheffield  8am outside The Hubs, Paternoster Way, Sheffield https://www.facebook.com/events/184205885395640/

Over 50 MPs, Peers, trade unionists and Jewish and Muslim leaders have joined together in backing a ‘Stand Up to Trump Stand Up to Racism’ demonstration. The Statement is backed by Doreen Lawrence, Rabbi Lee Wax and members of The Muslim Council of Britain and is supported by Shadow Cabinet Members Diane Abbott, Emily Thornberry, Clive Lewis as well as leading backbenchers Chuka Umunna, Lisa Nandy, Bill Morris, Neil Kinnock and Peter Hain and trade union leaders including the National Union of Teachers Kevin Courtney and Unite’s Len McCluskey.