Diary of Events February-March 2019 updated

Saturday 23rd February Demonstration against Tommy Robinson

Fascist ‘Tommy Robinson’ has said he will rally in Salford, Greater Manchester, against the BBC on Saturday 23 February. Join the demonstration against Tommy Robinson.https://www.facebook.com/events/384440585674753/ Organised by Sheffield Stabd Up to Racism

South Yorkshire Coach pick up points:

8:30am: Chesterfield – Town Hall, Rose Hill S40 1LP

9am: Sheffield – The HUBS, Paternoster Row S1 2QQ

9:30am: Barnsley – Enfold Street North (opposite Parkway Cinema)


Sunday 24th February “Nice One Cyrille!” event   

2pm till 7pm U-Mix Centre, Asline Road, Sheffield  S2 4UJ.

A celebration of the life of inspirational black WBA footballer Cyrille Regis who fought racism and change the face of football. 3 football tournaments – for young, women and older people- followed by speeches, personal recollection of Cyrille’s life, film, exhibition, reunion of former players. Organised by Sheffield Stand Up to Racism, Football Unites Racsom Divides


Tuesday 26th February Sheffield Trades Council AGM

7pm Trades and Labour Club.

Guest speaker: Simon Elliott PCS Regional Secretary

PCS is conducting a ballot of PCS DWP workers regarding Universal Credit workload. PCS also has a vision for a better fairer Social Security system

Guest speaker:  Eileen Turnbull Shrewsbury Pickets Campaign

THere has been a legal breakthrough in the campaign for justice for the 24 pickets arrested and imprisoned under conspiracy charges following the 1972 national construction workers strike

Regrettably our original guest speaker Roger McKenzie UNISON Asst. General Secretary has had to cancel due to a family bereavement

Followed by elections of all officers and executive committee. Please ensure your union branch is affiliated for 2019! You don’t have to be a delegate to attend – all trade unionists are welcome as visitors.

Wednesday 27th February “What Kind of Clause 4?” public debate

1830hrs United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 . What do we mean by public ownership? Should we restore Clause 4, scrapped by Tony Balir over 20 years ago or do we need an updated version? Speakers Chris Sewell Labour4Clause4 campaing and Mark Lewis Labour Party. Chair Martin Mayer. Organised by Sheffield Labour Left. See flyer attached  


Wednesday 26th Feb to Saturday 2nd March – ‘Rouse, Ye Women!

7.30pm The Lantern Theatre Sheffield. Townsend Productions present a new folk ballad by Neil Gore and John Kirkpatrick telling the true story of Mary Macarthur and the women chainmakers. The role of trade unionist and strike leader Mary Macarthur is performed by Scottish folk singer Bryony Purdue. See flyer attached


Friday 1st March  National Day of Action against Universal Credit

Sheffield Stop and Scrap Universal Credit launch day! We will meet at 12 noon to protest outside DWP HQ in Hartshead Square S1 2FD, hand out leaflets and then march to Job Centre on West Street. Timed to coincide with protest rally outside Parliament organised by Welfare Rebellion (see their flyer attached for more information




Tuesday 5th March Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise meeting

6.30pm United Reform Church (Room3 upstairs). Open to trade union and labour movement activists who want to help Sheffield TUC stamp out low pay, zero hours contracts and bullying bosses by organising workers into unions and exposing bad bosses in out city. Hear about progress hiring a new union Organiser for Sheffield and helpm plan events to take SNAP out onto the streets. Young workers especially welcome! Organised by Sheffield TUC and our Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise Campaign


Wednesday 6th March Sheffield Stop and Scrap Universal Credit

1230hrs till 1400hrs United Reform Church Norfolk Street (room 3 upstairs). Open to all who  want to join our united campaign to stop Universal Credit in our city. Initiated by Sheffield TUC and supported by Labour and other political parties, campaing organisations and other. Come and plan how to take this campaign out to the people.


Tuesday 12th March Sheffield May Day planning meeting

1800hrs till 1930hrs United Reform Church Norfolk Street (room 1 upstairs). Open to all who want to join us in collaborative planning for the first May Day rally in Sheffield for 30 years! Len McCluskey confirmed key speaker at rally on City Hall steps 2pm. Rebecca Long-Bailey MP to lead discussion on alternative economic policy under Labour at DINA Cambridge Street at 4.30pm. Social event with music £5 entrance 8.30pm till late also at DINA.


Saturday 16th March  UN Anti-Racism Day: Celebrate the anti-racist majority!


A day of mass demonstrations across Europe & US. UK demonstrations in London, Cardiff, Glasgow and around the world! Sheffield Stand Up to racism will be organising coach transport from Sheffield, supported by Sheffield TUC.

“From Trump in the US, right across Europe and back to Bolsanaro in Brazil the racist and fascist right are on the rise. In Britain the Tories are scapegoating refugees to deflect attention from their Brexit crisis. The racist and fascist right – from UKIP and Nazi Tommy Robinson to the fake “yellow vests” who threatened Owen Jones and attacked rail workers picket lines in Manchester – are also trying to grow. It is vital that while the likes of Steve Bannon are trying to link up the far right on an international scale, we build the links between anti-racists and anti-fascists across international borders.”

Coach hire is  part-sponsored by Sheffield TUC Return tickets are £21.91 waged and £11.25 unwaged. We encourage people to add a donation top-up too as coaches cost up to £1,000 each to hire. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sheffieldrotherham-coaches-to-un-anti-racism-day-demonstration-tickets-53933382198?fbclid=IwAR0KgR-FBvBUGOicgPP3sTY49AASbBXMt7nep_bPuAj4cwc7HMeFFSLki_8

Pick up points:

– Rotherham (location TBC) at 7.30am

– Sheffield – The Hubs, Paternoster Row at 8am

As cities march across the world to mark UN anti-racism day, join them to say #NoRacismNoFascism

Saturday 16 March London, Glasgow, Cardiff and around the world.