Tuesday 6th November Monthly Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise Meeting
6pm – 7pm Upstairs meeting room, United Reform Church, Norfolk Street.
Please do join us to help make this vital campaign a success. Can your union branch send a representative(s)? We shall be discussing the groundbreaking campaign to fund an Area Union Organiser. We have already raised over £8000 so the target is in sight. We will also be discussing campaigns and activities to highlight low pay and exploitation in our city. We will also have a discussion about next year’s May Day (Sheffield TUC will be organising a collaborative May Day organising committee and will invite interested organisations)
Wednesday 7th November Sheffield Stop the War Steering Committee
6.30pm Central United Reform Church, S1 2JB
“Pressure is mounting for an end to British arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Germany has suspended theirs. Save the Children have spelt out the terrible cost in Yemini lives of continuing to supply weapons. Aid experts are predicting the worst humanitarian disaster anywhere in the world since the Second World War if the Saudi-led war continues.But the British establishment is digging in and refusing to even consider a suspension of arms sales. The cynicism and double standards on display here are breathtaking. With this in light we want to organise a public meeting in November with the support of all our coalition groups and so will be discussing this at the meeting, as well as our usual agenda items”. Lucinda Wakefield Chair SSTW
Thursday 8th November “Support Northern Train Guards” RMT Public Meeting
6pm Showroom Cinema, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX. Speakers: Steve Hedley RMT AGS, Louise Haigh MP. RMT guards have been standing solid, determined and united on Northern Rail in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains. Most other rail companies have agreed to keep the guard on the train, so why not Northern? Please do show your support by helping to make this meeting a success.
Saturday 10th November IWCE Political School “The First One Hundred Days of a Corbyn Government” 1030hrs – 1330hrs The Zest, Shipton Street, Upperthorpe S6 3NA. A day school of enquiry, discussion and planning: £5 to cover costs and lunch. All welcome. Sheffield TUC says “We really welcome another IWCE political day school in Sheffield as the first one was a huge success. We strongly recommend it. To book your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org See flyer attached Corbyn 100 days Sheffield a5x2 (1)
Tuesday 13th November, Protest rally to stop closure of Disability Centres in Rotherham
1000hrs outside Addison centre in Maltby. Addison is one of the 5 centres earmarked for decommissioning in the next 2 years. Rotherham, Council’s decision impact not only on the users of the service but the wider community. Supported by Rotherham TUC
Saturday 17th November National Demonstration against Racism and Fascism in London
Coach leaves The Hubs, Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2QQ at 8am and will depart London at approx. 4pm. Cost per person £20 (£10 concession) return. Tickets are available from Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sheffield-coaches-to-national-unity-demo-against-fascism-racism-tickets-49524613452?fbclid=IwAR3h4Wcl1PGL2KmtSNDReCmg_kGbUPu-GW_LBCjJeAhaAtJZgjTRrVJGOKk. Organised by Sheffield Stand Up to Racism. Coach prices financially supported by Sheffield TUC. This demonstration is backed by the TUC and Labour Party.
Wednesday 21st November (to be confirmed)
Meeting to celebrate the amazing mural produced by Chilean artists here in Sheffield, currently housed at DINA, Cambridge Street
1930hrs upstairs at DINA, 32 Cambridge Street S1 4HP. For many years this mural was housed at SCCAU on West Street and was rescued when the building was demolished. The mural depicts in incredible detail the story of working class struggle across the globe for a fair and just world. We are in consultation with the artists and with the Chilean community who were welcomed here as political refugees after the fascist coup led by General Pinochet in 1973 – 45 years ago!
Jobs, skills and training for a Just Transition to a low carbon economy
Venue: PCS, Town Centre House, Merrion Centre LS2 8LY Two-day course provided by Yorks and Humber TUC as part of its work on a Regional Low Carbon Strategy. Yorkshire and Humber is home to heavy carbon emission-producing industries employing thousands of trade union members on good pay. We need to protect those jobs, but not by sticking our head in the sand and ignoring climate change! The course is FREE, drinks provided, bring own lunch.