Support the Kinsley 3
Calderdale Trades Council supports the Kinsley 3 in their dispute with C & D Cleaning Services and Wakefield City Academies Trust and has made a donation to their strike fund.
More information about the dispute is on the Wakefield UNISON web site: wakefield-unison.org.uk
Follow the Kinsley 3 on Twitter: @TheKinsley3
Calderdale Peoples Assembly Against Austerity is organising transport to the demonstration at the Tory Party conference on Sunday 2 October, to tell them loudly and clearly, that their renewed plans for cuts will be opposed. The Tory Government is squaring up for big battles on many fronts. This demonstration will bring people together from all over the country, at a time when attention needs to focus on the cruel and stupid policy of cuts and the ideology supporting them. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1789580794658894
Tickets are priced as follows:-
Solidarity - £15
Waged - £12
Unwaged - £5
Under 16’s – free
Payment needs to be in advance, and can either be arranged by e-mailing email@example.com or by using the Eventbrite page at http://tinyurl.com/htvuch3.
We will be using coach transport, and this will pick up as follows:-
0830 – Halifax
0840 – Mytholmroyd
0850 – Hebden Bridge
0915 – Todmorden
HANDS OFF OUR
Calderdale Trades Council Public Meeting
Tuesday 20 September
Hebden Bridge Trades Club
Film screening + Exhibition: The History of the Welfare State from the Working Class Movement Library in Salford
Thursday 8 September, 7.00 pm (Exhibition open from 6.00 pm)
£4 / £2 unwaged
Orange Box Young People’s Centre, 1 Blackledge,
Halifax, HX1 1AF (between Horton St & Westgate House)
The film screening will be followed by a discussion on Austerity and what we can do to challenge it.
Publicity leaflet available above.
UCU national strike in universities on Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th May 2016.
Academic staff are striking because academic salaries are worth 14.5% less in real terms compared with 2009, academic contracts are being casualised, the gender pay gap is a shameful 12.6%, and vice-chancellors have been awarding themselves significant increases (26 V-Cs got pay rises of more than 10% in 2014-15). The employers' current offer of 1.1% pay rise does not even begin to restore fair pay in Higher Education.
Please support UCU University of Huddersfield pickets on 25 and 26 May from 8am onwards - assemble, main entrance, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, HD1 3DH.
There will also be a march and rally in Leeds on Wednesday 25 May:
Junior Doctors Strike
Calderdale Trades Council has supported the Junior Doctors' Strike Pickets since January at Calderdale Royal Hospital.
Sign the Petition: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/value-junior-doctors-and-all-nhs-staff
More information: http://www.medicineforthenhs.com
Tuesday 5 July
NUT Rally for Education Tuesday 5 July, assemble at the Victoria Gardens (Art Gallery), Leeds City Centre 10.30am. Rally at Leeds City Varieties 11.30am Info: https://local.teachers.org.uk/leeds
In Bradford: NUT members will meet in the Midland Hotel at 10.30am on July 5.
Follow @CalderdaleNUT on Twitter for more information.
After the referendum unite to demand…
No More Austerity – No To Racism – Tories Must Go
Demonstrate: Saturday 16 July 2016 - assemble 12pm, BBC HQ, Portland Place, London W1
The Tories have been plunged into crisis by the result of the EU referendum. David Cameron will soon be gone. The Tories will use Brexit to whip up anti-immigrant racism and accelerate their austerity policies and attacks on living standards. George Osborne has already threatened an emergency budget which will hit ordinary people hard.
But it does not have to be this way. The Tories are weaker and more divided than they have ever been. It looks likely that an early General Election will have to be called when Cameron steps down. However
people voted in the referendum, we now need to unite and take to the streets to demand an end to austerity policies, to stand up to anti-immigrant racism and show our solidarity with refugees and migrants.
This demonstration, called by the People’s Assembly and Stand Up to Racism, is the positive and united response to the political earthquake on 23 June.
We are not spectators while the Tories fall out. We must make ourselves participants in shaping the future.
We will not let racism grow; we demand an end to austerity.
Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic "accidents". They die because an employer decided their safety wasn't an important enough priority. Workers’ Memorial Day (WMD) commemorates these workers.
Workers' Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year. All over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a host of other activities to mark the day. The day is also intended to serve as a rallying cry to “remember the dead, fight for the living”.
In 2016 the theme for the day is "Strong Laws - Strong enforcement - Strong Unions". Across the world there have been growing attacks on health and safety protection, including in Britain where the Government has removed protection from millions of self-employed workers. Meanwhile across Europe, the European Commission is pursuing a dangerous de-regulation strategy.
Strong laws are not enough unless they are enforced. That is why proper inspections and enforcement action against those who break Health and Safety laws are needed. In the UK the number of inspections has fallen dramatically over the past five years. In many other countries enforcement has always been non-existent.
Unionised workplaces are safer, yet through its Trade Union Bill, the Government wants to prevent unions from protecting the health and safety of their members. The bill would restrict the right of representatives to take time off to keep their workplace safer. The bill would also reduce workers’ right to strike when things go wrong.
People’s Assembly March for Health, Homes, Jobs & Education Saturday 16 April, assemble: 1pm, Gower Street / Euston Road, London NW1. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information about transport to the demonstration from the Calderdale area.
Workers’ Memorial Day Thursday 28 April. Calderdale UNISON and Calderdale Trades Council are organising leafletting – please join us: meet Midday outside Wilko on Southgate in Halifax. Followed by Halifax Commemoration, Wreath Laying and Reading, 1pm, outside Northgate House. Publicity leaflet available below:
Transport from Calderdale:
Calderdale Trades Council has made a donation towards the Calder Valley Coach to the Stop Trident demonstration.
During Heart Unions week, Calderdale Trades Council will be involved with the following activities:
Monday 8 February 4pm – 6pm leafletting @ Halifax Bus Station with Calderdale NUT Division Secretary James Wilson
Wednesday 10 February Junior Doctors Strike (see below) 9am onwards picket @ Calderdale Royal Hospital Main entrance
Thursday 11 February 7.30am – 8.30am leafletting @ Hebden Bridge Railway Station
Thursday 11 February 7.30am – 8.45am leafletting @ Todmorden Railway Station
Thursday 11 February 12pm – 2pm Street Stall near Wilko, Southgate, Halifax with Calderdale UNISON, Unite Community, other unions very welcome to join us.
Calderdale Trades Council Street Stall 11 February
Please join us for these activities and encourage your colleagues too. If anyone wants copies of the Calderdale Trades Council TU Bill leaflet to distribute in workplaces or at other stations, shopping centres etc, please e-mail email@example.com. Download a pdf or an image of the leaflet below.