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8 09 2011

NSTUC members at anti-EDL rally

Last Saturday, NSTUC members travelled down to the London rally against the English Defence League with colleagues from the North Staffs Campaign Against Racism and Fascism (NorSCARF) and North Staffs Against Cuts (NSAC). You can read all about it on the NorSCARF blog and the UAF website. It is crucial that there is a good North Staffs trades union presence at these important rallies and there are many key events before Christmas that you can get involved in.

First up and close to home is the next public meeting of NSAC. This will take place on Monday (12th) at the CND Peace Centre which is in the Burslem School of Art on Queen Street in Burslem. Areas for discussion are detailed on the NSAC blog, namely organising the March for Stoke and demostrating at the upcoming Lib Dem (18th September) and Tory (2nd October) Party conferences. Remember, if you are interested in transport to these party conferences, please email Simon Halstead on simonhalstead@btinternet.com.

There will be a March for the Alternative in Birmingham on Sunday 18th to welcome the Lib Dems to town and you can download a leaflet here. The North West TUC will also be holding a March for the Alternative in Manchester on Sunday 2nd October to protest outside the Tory Party Conference – see http://www.tuc.org.uk/economy/tuc-19921-f0.cfm?regional=5

Another regional event of interest is the Women Chainmakers’ Festival. The day has been moved this year to Cradley Heath, which is where the workers went on strike in 1910 for their right to a minimum wage. Tickets are available from Midlands TUC (£5 for adults/ 16 and under free) – contact 0121 262 6383 or midlands@tuc.org.uk

And finally, please show solidarity with your trades council by following us on twitter at http://twitter.com/nstuc




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