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On Wednesday August 1st, Yorkshire Day, Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign reiterates our call for justice! Please Contact the home secretary Sajid Javid details below and let him know we won’t be silenced!
Demand Orgreave Justice from Home Secretary Sajid Javid: 020 7219 7027 firstname.lastname@example.org, Tweet to @sajidjavid, write to The Home Office, 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF.
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Join the TUC's national
march and rally on
Saturday 12 May 2018
in central London.
All workers deserve a great job so everyone has a chance to progress and get on in life.
The TUC will be joining with our unions and thousands of supporters. Together we will call for more and better jobs, and a more equal, more prosperous country. We want you to join us.
Speakers at the rally will include TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady, union leaders and frontline workers.
The family-friendly event is part of the TUC's Great Jobs Agenda campaign.
Calderdale had little in the way of celebrations of May Day, International Workers' Day, for several years. In
2017, Calderdale Trades Council changed this with a programme of films, speeches, discussion and music and a local Labour Movement History Walk.
The May Day 2018 programme is at http://calderdalemayday.org.uk.
Please ‘Like’ the Calderdale May Day Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/calderdalemayday. We will be tweeting lots about May Day from @calderdaletuc on Twitter.
Thanks to Calderdale NEU, NUT Section, Calderdale Libraries and Pride Design and Print for their sponsorship and support for the Calderdale May Day programme.
Unfortunately the Food and Farming public meeting had to be postponed due to the weather. We will announce a new date for this meeting soon
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Lobby Calderdale’s Budget Council
meeting Monday 26 February
meeting Monday 26 February
Calderdale Trades Council will be lobbying councillors outside Halifax Town Hall, Crossley Street, HX1 1UJ from 4.45 to 6.00pm and then joining the meeting as observers. Bring your Trade Union and organisation banners to protest against the cuts that have been forced on the council through eight years of austerity.
Funding from central government has been reduced from £137.7 million in 2010/11 to £65.8 million in 2018/19. This is a gap of £71.9 million next year alone. Austerity is biting and biting hard. Calderdale has been cut to the bone.
Reductions in central government funding over the last eight years has taken £375.1 million away from our council and the local economy since 2010. Under Government plans, this will rise to £527.3 million by 2021 – more than half a billion pounds or £2,530 for every adult and child in the borough.
The budget proposals contains significant cuts and changes to services but these are not local choices – they are forced on local councillors by central government. No wonder John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, has described local councillors as ‘human shields’ for central government’s austerity policies.
These cuts, in addition to all the cuts imposed from previous years, will result in further significant damage to schools and a whole range of vital local services and support, further reducing the quality of life for the vast majority of people in Calderdale, especially the most vulnerable.
Come and join our protest to voice your concerns at this unfair budget, forced on the people of Calderdale by Central Government and call for an end to the cruel and damaging effects of the Government’s austerity programme.
We are sorry to report the death of Joe Mitchell. Joe was a tireless worker for the Labour and Trade Union movement. He served as a Calderdale Labour Councillor and was a former head of the Trade Union Studies Department at Bradford College. Joe also worked for and with the EU helping Trades Unions and Local Authorities win Funding for many Projects. More recently, Joe was active in Credit Unions, the Keep Our Police in Todmorden campaign and was a volunteer for the 3-C Community Broadband
Co-operative. Joe was a Calderdale Trades Council Officer for some time and treasurer of the last Trades Council. He was instrumental in setting up Calderdale Save Our Services in December 2010 and worked hard to try and keep the Trades Council going around that time.
1944 - 2018
Joe nominated “Part of the Union” by the Strawbs as the entry music to his funeral which also included the singing of William Blake’s “Jerusalem” and the playing of Pete Seeger’s “Solidarity Forever”.
Below is a video of Joe opening the Calderdale Save Our Services founding meeting on 6 December 2010.
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