Diary of Events February to March 2017

Thursday 9th February   Public Meeting re closure Eastern Avenue Job Centre Plus – organised by PCS

7pm Manor Estate Social club, 794 City Road, Sheffield S2 1GN. Louise Haigh MP confirmed speaker. Flyer attachedPCS Eastern Ave Job Centre Public Meeting 9 Feb


Saturday 25th/Sunday 26th February Friends of Edward Carpenter weekend

The FOEC are celebrating LGBT+ History Month and Marking and Celebrating the Partial Decriminalisation of Homosexuality in Britain in 1967. We are organising events with SAYiT and other local organisations and are fundraising for FOEC, SAYiT and Rape Crisis. See attached flyer for events as follows:

Saturday 25th February Millennium Galleries, Arundel Gate, Sheffield

Sunday 26th February 2017 Sheffield Hallam University – The HUBS, Paternoster Row 

See flyer    Sheffield LGBT History Month 2017 25th & 26th February

 Tuesday 28th February 160th AGM Sheffield Trade Union Council  7pm Trades and labour Club 200 Duke Street Sheffield S2 5QQ

Guest speaker: Mick Cash RMT General Secretary. Nominations invited for STUC Officers and Executive Committee. Nomination form to be submitted by 21st February to the Secretary. You can download affiliation form here and nomination form is included  SHEFFIELD TUC affiliation form 2017

Saturday 4th March “It’s Our NHS” Rally and demonstration London

Organised by Peoples Assembly. Depart Tavistock Square 12 noon. The NHS had to call in the Red Cross over New Year due to the “humanitarian crisis”. The government’s chronic underfunding of the NHS threatens to destroy the service and could lead to further privatisation. If you’re angry at the state of the NHS join us and campaigners across the country on a march for the NHS to Parliament on Saturday 4th March. Also supported by UNITE The Union (UNITE leaflet attached)It’s Our NHS National Demonstration 4th March UNITE Leaflet

To book your seat go online https://goo.gl/78wBMG or call/text 07941 332993. Tickets £20 wages/£10 unwaged

Saturday 4th March 2017 With Banners Held High  Unity Works Wakefield. Sponsored by Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and NUM. Flyers attached.









Monday 13th March “Make Some Noise for Justice” OTJC rally outside UK Home Office, Marsham Street, LondonMake some Noise for Justice OTJC 13 March 2017

Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign is planning our biggest Demonstration to date more info here


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


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 will be available (details to be confirmed).  Please email for more information.  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.