Diary of Events September/Ocotber 2016

Monday 19th September Sheffield Peoples Assembly Open meetingsheffield-peoples-assembly-19th-sep

7pm United Reform Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield. All supporters welcome N.B. you do not have to be a member to attend! Flyer attached


Tuesday 20th September Sheffield Climate Alliance

7p to 9pm Quakers Meeting House, St James Street S1 2EW. There will be plenty of chance for discussion – all are welcome to come and join in. We’ll have updates on all our campaigns, and we’ll be looking forward to our Speak Up Skills Day on Sat 1 Oct from 12.30pm – all welcome

Wednesday 21st September Sheffield Young Trade Unionists meeting

6pm Red Deer pub Pitt Street, Sheffield facebook event is linked below.



Saturday 24th September “Injustice in the System” ONE DAY CONFERENCE

Rotherham 12 Defence Campaign 9.30am till 5pm Sheffield Hallam University Owen Building. Speakers include Imran Khan (Lawyer for Stephen Lawrence’s family); OTJC; Hillsborough Justice Campaign; Black Lives Matter and more. Flyer attachedinjustice-in-the-system-one-day-conf-sheffield-24th-sep







Saturday 24th September Conference on Devolution and DecentralisationCross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester M2 1NL

Organised by Manchester County Assoc of Trade Union Councils. Flyer attached.


Saturday 1st October Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign All Day Conference

Quakers Meeting House, St James Street S1 2EW 10am til 4pm.

It will include speakers from the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign, the Blacklisting Campaign and Police Spies Out of Our Lives Campaign, Rotherham 12 campaign plus of course the Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign. Lunch & refreshments will be included.

Please register so we know how many buffet lunches to order- donations on the day will be welcome. To register and for more details contact: orgreavejustice@hotmail.com


Sunday 2nd October Protest the 2016 Tory party conference

Sheffield TUC is booking 2 coaches!tories-out-2nd-october

Join the People’s Assembly national demonstration at the Tory party conference, Birmingham Assemble 11:30am at Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BD

The UK faces insecure employment, low pay, and a drive to privatise public services. There’s a growing housing crisis, the NHS is going through the biggest funding squeeze since its foundation, and the education system is overstretched. Local services have been shut down as huge budget cuts are forced on councils.

There is an alternative – investment in public services, in infrastructure, and in decent jobs for all. As the Tory party descends on Birmingham to hold its annual conference the People’s Assembly will too, in tens of thousands, and demand the alternative to austerity.

– See more at: http://www.unitetheunion.org/campaigning/events/protest-the-2016-tory-conference/#sthash.bpchgf6Q.dpuf


Monday 3rd October Defend the Rotherham 12!

Solidarity Rally outside Sheffield Magistrates Court time to be confirmed

Please come and show your support for 12 Pakistani men from Rotherham unjustly arrested and charged for defending themselves against attack by fascists in Rotherham


Saturday 8th October Stand Up To Racism National Conference 2016

10.30am-4.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd, NW1 2BJ. Speakers include: Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn MP,  Diane Abbott MP, Kate Osamor MP, Colette Levy, Hidden Child of Vichy France, Journalist Owen Jones, Kevin Courtney NUT Acting General Secretary, Claude Moraes MEP, Maurice Wren, Refugee Council Chief Exec,  Talha Almad Muslim Council of Britain, Mark Serwotka PCS Gen Sec, Sally Hunt UCU Gen Sec, Weyman Bennett and Sabby Dhalu Stand up to Racism.


STOP PRESS Friday 14th October John McDonnell MP to address public meeting organised by Sheffield Trade Union Council. Further details later!


Sunday 16th October One-Day Political School sponsored by Sheffield TUC

Please stand by for further details of agenda and venue. A small charge will be made to attend this event


Barnsley Festival of Labour History 14th/15th/16th October

Barnsley Trade Union Council celebrates its 125th anniversary with a weekend of labour history. Flier attached

5 History professors, all of them friends of the labour movement, will address the meeting. Ken Loach’s “The Price of Coal” will have its first ever public screening in Barnsley – first shown on TV in 1977. On Friday night, the internationally renowned topical protest singer, Dave Rovics, makes his first Barnsley appearance