Forthcoming events 17th-21st June

Friday 17th June. Sheffield send-off to join National Convoy to Calais

The national convoy to Calais is going on Saturday 18th June. This is to take aid and show solidarity with refugees. There will be a send off for the Sheffield contingent outside Sheffield Town Hall 4.30 Friday 17th June. Please come and show your support.

DONATE to the Convoy to Calais Now more than ever we need a huge response to the refugee crisis to counter the racist rhetoric across Europe trying to demonise and disenfranchise victims of war, oppression and poverty. The Convoy to Calais on 18 June will be a huge national demonstration of solidarity with refugees from the people of this country. The major unions are in. The biggest social movements are in. The Muslim community is in. Are you? We’re raising money to buy supplies for the refugees living in squalid conditions in the Calais camp and to fund the Convoy plus we need volunteers to join the Convoy itself. To donate – Please be generous and donate at 

N.B. The French Government is trying to ban the rally in Calais. Please sign this on line petition

 Convoy to Calais 18th June

Saturday 18 June National March against the Housing Act

Assemble 12 noon Hyde Park London. The Housing Bill passed in parliament on Thursday 12th May after provoking growing opposition. It will not come into effect before April 2017, and many of the new measures require further votes in Parliament, and are likely to be resisted. Opposition to Government plans to tax tenants through ‘Pay to Stay’, sell off council homes, end new build homes for rent and encourage clearance of estates, is spelled out in a statement from the Kill the Housing Bill campaign – see statement here.


Saturday 18th June Morning Star Readers and Suppporters group Conference


Victoria Hall, Chapel; Walk, off Norfolk St S1 2JB     Speakers: Fawzi Ibrahim, TUAEU – on the EU; Kate Hudson, CND – Trident; Martin Mayer, Sheffield TUC – Trade Union Act; Prof Sue Richards, KONP – the Health Service. Registration – 9.30 am. / Cost (incl lunch)- £5 waged, £3 concession. Please book in advance – to help with catering

Contact Bernard on 0114 243 9141/ 07920 324 660 or

 Saturday 18 June Orgreave Anniversary Rally

5pm start. The Old Bridge, Orgreave Lane Sheffield S13 9NE. Speakers include Tosh McDonald ASLEF, Michael Mansfield QC, Barbara Jackson Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign. The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign has come a long way since its inception 3 and half years ago. Now we are in sight of gettignthe public inquiry we need but we have to show there is wide support – so please make every attempt to attend.Also please see media release attached Orgreave TJC media Release Anniversary 2016

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Monday 20th June “Sheffield needs a Pay Rise” Inaugural meeting

7pm United Reform Chapel Norfolk Street Sheffield

Sheffield TUC wants to build an effective campaign to raise the appalling levels of pay in Sheffield especially for young workers in the retail and fast food sectors. Most high street stores are highly profitable household names – but none pay the living wage and few if any recognise unions. Fast food outlets are notorious for zero hours contracts, where minimum wage is the maximum wage and a bullying culture. The Resolution Foundation recently reported that Sheffield was the lowest paid city in the country. So what can we do about it? We need active union campaigns to organise these workers. expose low pay and bad employment practices and combine this with a high profile media campaign and events to bring together unions and the community. Join us for the start of the discussion……