Wednesday 12th June FBU rally – Stop the Fire Service Cuts! 1230hrs Outside Town Hall Pinstone Street, Sheffield. See flyer attached. Speakers include Matt Wrack FBU General Secretary. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority is recommending £8M cuts. That’s 84 firefighters’ jobs, reducing fire engine crews from 5 to 4 and leaving Sheffield nigh cover to just one fire engine and 4 crew. Bring your banners!
Friday 14th June Remembering Grenfell rally 5pm to 6pm outside Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street. 2 years on, and many survivors still not rehoused, the inquiry drags on with no prosecutions in sight and many, many high rise blocks around the country are still cladded in dangerous, flammable material. There will be speakers from FBU, City Council, Jared from Hazards, Sheffield TUC, possibly Richard Burgon and others. Justice for Grenfell Campaign and Sheffield Peoples Assembly
Saturday 15th June and Sunday 16th June “Small Park Big Run” Meersbrook Park Sheffield Supporting women’s education and the Khuzaa children’s healing project in Gaza, Palestine. Opened Saturday 12 noon by Louise Haigh MP. Individuals and teams sign up to run the 1km circuit, including all night! For details how to enter and help raise money see link http://spbr.sheffieldpsc.org.uk/index.php/blog/ Supported by: Sheffield Palestine Cultural Exchange – committed to ensuring exposure of Palestinian culture in Sheffield and to putting on events where it is possible to make live links with Palestinians. The Scholarship Fund – a UK based charity set up in 2007 to support women into education in Gaza. The Fund raises money for scholarships to pay the university fees of Palestinian women into higher education in the Gaza Strip. Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign -committed to highlighting injustices suffered by Palestinian people. SPSC supports children’s projects in Gaza and has funded better play facilities and a mobile library. More recently we have funded a trauma centre to help recovery from the psychological impact of war.
Saturday 15th June Miners’ Strike 35th Anniversary Annual Orgreave Rally
1pm Orgreave Lane, Sheffield, S13 9NE. Organised by Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.
Matt Wrack General Secretary, Fire Brigades Union (FBU)
Steve Hedley Senior AGS, National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT)
Sarah Champion Member of Parliament for Rotherham
Rose Hunter North Staffs Miners Wives Action Group (WAPC)
Chris Kitchen General Secretary, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)
John Dunn Former Miner and Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign
Comperes: Chris Peace Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign & Labour Party Prospective Candidate, North East Derbyshire; Joe Rollin Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign & Unite the Union
MUSIC by Sheffield Socialist Choir and Unite Brass Band
Come along and support the Annual Orgreave Rally organised by the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike and the events at Orgreave. Please bring banners, placards, drums, whistles, family and friends. Let’s show the Government we will not be silenced; we won’t go away. Flyer attached
Monday 17th June “These Walls Must Fall” Workshop 1: Preparing in Case of Detention 18:00-20:30 Victoria Hall, entrance on Chapel Walk, Sheffield S1 2JB – PLEASE USE SIDE ENTRANCE ON CHAPEL WALK NEXT TO THE SANCTUARY
People are being taken from our communities and locked up in prison-like detention centres, without time limit, with no idea of when they might be released. Why? They just don’t (yet) have the correct immigration papers.. This workshop is for anyone who is worried about detention – for yourself or someone else – with information and advice on various things that you do.
To register, please email the name of the person who wants to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with any accessibility needs which we will do our best to accommodate.
Wednesday 19th June Community Stall – Stop and Scrap UC 11am -1pm Manor Top shops. Taking the message out about UC to the community. Please come and help give out leaflets. Organised by Sheffield Stop and Scrap Universal Credit
Saturday 22nd June Derby Silk Mill Turn Out – march, rally and festival Assemble 10am Market Square Derby for march with Notts Samba Band. 12 noon Commemoration outside Silk Mill. 1230 Speaker: Roger McKenzie UNISON AGS on Cathedral Green followed at 1pm with festival, live music etc. Celebrating the Silk Mill turnout – Derby General Strike 1833-34. Organised by Derby TUC and others.
Sunday June 23, Regional TUC Conference on Racism and Fascism
12-5pm at Theatre Deli in Sheffield. After the European elections – How do we stop the rise of the far right? Organised by Stand Up to Racism and supported by Yorks and Humber TUC. Speakers include Joanne Thomas Regional TUC President and Reg. Sec USDAW. The Conference takes part at the end of the Migration Matters festival – Refugee Week – also at Theatre Deli, which includes cultural and political events from June 14-22. There will be a SUTR stall and a Cyrille Regis exhibition on show during the festival which Yorkshire and the Humber TUC are supporting and publicising.
The conference will be the main follow up to recent activities and of course come after the Trump demo and Euro elections so it’s important it reflects the work we’re doing, particularly with trade unions.
Tuesday 25th June Sheffield TUC Delegate Meeting
Speaker: Sheffield Save Our NHS to be confirmed. 7pm Trades and Labour Club, 200 Duke Street S2 5QQ. Visitors who are trade union members are always welcome. Please sign in on the door. Use side entrance on Talbot Street.
Wednesday 26th June Steering Committee meeting – Stop and Scrap UC 1230 till 2pm at United Reform Church, Norfolk Street (Room 3 upstairs) This broad based campaign is taking the message out that Universal Credit must be stopped and replaced with a fair and just social security system. Come and help plan our next activities. Organised by Sheffield Stop and Scrap Universal Credit campaign.
Saturday 29th June “Peterloo” Dave Gibson Memorial Lecture 12 noon Cooper Art Gallery, Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AH. “Rise Like Lions – the Peterloo Massacre 200 Years On” Speaker Mark Krantz, author of a recent pamphlet on the event. Organised by Barnsley Trades Council in memory of past President of Barnsley Trades Council. See flyer
Monday 1st July “These Walls Must Fall” Workshop 2: Campaigning for Change 18:00-20:30 Victoria Hall, entrance on Chapel Walk, Sheffield S1 2JB – PLEASE USE SIDE ENTRANCE ON CHAPEL WALK NEXT TO THE SANCTUARY People are being taken from our communities and locked up in prison-like detention centres, without time limit, with no idea of when they might be released. Why? They just don’t (yet) have the correct immigration papers. “These Walls Must Fall” is an initiative started by Right to Remain, building a network of locally-based community campaigns, part of the growing movement to end immigration detention. People are pushing the campaign through their community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, trade unions, activist groups, faith communities, student societies, sports clubs… the list keeps growing! This workshop will introduce the campaign, and discuss how we can build in Sheffield and the surrounding areas. To register, please email the name of the person who wants to attend to email@example.com, along with any accessibility needs which we will do our best to accommodate.
Saturday 6th-Sunday 7th July Combatting the New Far Right A TUC course for trade unionists in Yorkshire. Tackle the far right in your workplace & community. Bob Crow Education Centre | Doncaster | APPLY NOW: https://www.tuc.org.uk/TacklingFarRightYorkshire2019 Workshops on the latest materials from TUC Education on having listening conversations and making convincing arguments. “Learn how not to get bogged down in facts and statistics. Gain the confidence to take these conversations head on! Learn how they are organising across Europe. From Salvini to the AfD, the far right is organising across Europe. Understanding how they support the UK’s far right is crucial for our work. We’ll learn how sisters & brothers in Germany are confronting them on an optional study visit to Berlin. Be part of trade unions’ historic duty to bar the way. We have an historic duty to bar the way to all racists and fascists. Learn about our history, and find out how you can play your part today.”
Saturday 27th July Sheffield Pride Assemble at 11.30am on Pear Street, S11 8JJ
Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/363362427627792/