Tuesday, April 6, 2010

See You On May 6th At 10pm

Due to the General Election no further items will be posted on this site until the close of the polls at 10pm on May 6th.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sheffield TUC - Events of interest

Events of interest – 5th April,2010.
Information from the Sheffield TUC.
April to July,2010: Sheffield Trade Union Studies Centre Union
Learn Courses For Trade Union Representatives,Health & Safety
Representatives, and Union Learning Representatives. For information
regarding Courses contact:- Trade Union Studies Centre, The Sheffield
College, Skills For Business, Learoyd Way,Hillsborough Barracks,
Sheffield, S6 2LR. Tel 01142602404. E-mail tony.fletcher@sheffcol.ac.uk
10th April,2010: National March & Rally on “Defending State &
Public Services.” Assemble: 12.00 Noon for 1.00 P.M. at Temple Place on
The Embankment. Then March to Rallly in Trafalgar Square.
A FREE BUS provided by Sheffield TUC will depart at 7.00 A.M from
opposite the Queen`s Hotel (near to the Interchange).
To book seats telephone Ray Jackson on 0114 2345121.
12th April,2010: Sheffield Unite Against Fascism Public Meeting.
7.30 P.M. Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street,Sheffield.
13th April, 2010: Sheffield Unite Against Fascism leafletting.
Meet at 5.00 P.M. outside BCAF,Spital Hill,S4 7LG.
15 th April,2010: Public Pre-General Election Meeting Organised by
The Leeds Branch of ASLEF. 6.30 P.M. to 8.30 P.M., City Chambers,
Leeds Civic Hall,Millennium Square,Leeds, LS2 3AD.
Chairperson: Nick Whitehead, District Organiser,ASLEF;
Speakers: Bill Adams, TUC Regional Secretary; Rosie Winterton,M.P.;
Tosh Mc Donald, Vice-President, ASLEF;
Jane Thomas, Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate,Keighley;
Pauline Cawood, Branch Secretary, Leeds Branch,ASLEF.
17 th April,2010: “ Love Music Hate Racism - Stop The BNP- Make
Sure You Vote!” 8.00 P.M. to 2.00 A.M., West Indian Centre,
Laycock Place, Chapeltown,Leeds.
Waged £8./Unwaged £5. Contact: 0788638736.
22 nd April,2010 : W.E.A. Education Course on “Talking Politics.”
The Course will be held from 10.00 A.M. To 12.00 Noon on Thursdays for
10 weeks from this commencment date at Sheffield Independent
Film,5,Brown Street, Sheffield,S1,. Enquiries about the Course are
obtainable from Paul Boizot,The Tutor, on 01904 621510 and
24TH April,2010: The Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire History
Society will present a talk on:”Our First World War Heroines -
The Canary Girls of Chilwell.” The talk will commence at 2.00 P.M. and
be held in the Mechanics Institute, 3,North Sherwood Street,
Nottingham. The Canary Girls, who worked in the Chilwell Munitions
Factory, were so named because of their being in contact with TNT their
skins turned into an orange yellow colour. During July,1918, eight tons
of TNT exploded and 134 workers were killed and 250 workers were
injured. The dead were buried in a mass grave at Attenborough. The
authorites attempted to cover up this horrendous disaster and it took
fifty years of campaigning before a Memorial to the dead was erected.
For further information regarding this Event please telephone Hillary
Cave on 01246 270628 or E-mail: hilary.cave@btinternet.com.
26 th April,2010: 2010 General Election Hustings Meeting
organised by the National Union of Teachers. 7.00 P.M. (Reception at
6.30 P.M. with tea and biscuits), Friends Meeting House,St.James Street
GOVERNMENT?” Come and hear the debate and put your questions to
Sheffield candidates, namely:- * Paul Scriven, Liberal Democrat
Candidate for Sheffield Central; * Paul Blomfield,Labour candidate for
Sheffield Central; * Maxine Bowler, Trade Union and Socialist Coalition,
Sheffield Brightside; * Julian Creasy, Green Party candidate for
Sheffield Central; * Conservative Party Speaker to be arranged; and
Sheffield National Union of Teachers Speaker.
27 th April,2010: Sheffield Trades Union Council Delegate Meeting.
7.00 P.M. Trades & Labour Club (Talbot Street entrance). All Trade Union
Branches are urged to affiliate to the Sheffield Trades Union Council in
order that their representatives may attend Delegate Meetings and
share experiences and problems with Delegates from other Trade Union
Branches, professions and industries. Trade Union Branches wishing
to affiliate to the Sheffield Trades Union Council please contact: The
Secretary,Sheffield Trades Union Council, Trades & Labour Club, Talbot
Street, Sheffield, S2 2TG
(Tel. 0114 2750744 or 2349737).
28th April,2010: The Sheffield International Workers` Memorial
Day Ceremony will be held at The Workers` Memorial Tree situated in
front of the Town Hall. The Ceremony will commence at 12.30 P.M. and
be Addressed by The Lord Mayor of Sheffield and a number of other
Speakers. Trade unions and organisations which support health and
safety at work are requested to support the Ceremony by ensuring a
good attendance and by providing wreaths and flowers.
1 s t May,2010 : Leeds Trades Union Council May Day March and
Rally. “Public Services Not Private Profit.” Assemble 11.30 A.M. in front
1 s t May,2010: “Love Music Hate Racism – Northern Carnival”
Barnsley Town Centre will host some of the U.K.`s top live acts and
D.J.s. The Carnival will be jointly organised by the Barnsley
Metropolitan Borough Council and Love Music – Hate Racism. This will
be Barnsley`s biggest ever day of music and there will something for
everyone. Additionallly, there will also be The Festival Fringe with over
40 bands on 19 venues across the Town. This is a non-profit Event and
£8 tickets are available from the Barnsley Metrodome Tel.0845 838 4519
and from other venues in Barnsley. Early booking is advised.
3rd May,2010: Chesterfield Trades Union Council May Day March &
Rally. Assemble: 10.30 A.M. Town Hall. Rally: 12.00 Noon - New Square.
3 rd May,2010: ”Coal Not Dole.” Film on the 1984/1985 Miners`
Strike- The Strikers` Story. Free Admission. 1.00 P.M., North East
Derbyshire Council Chamber, Chesterfield. This Event is to be
organised by the Chesterfield & District TUC and Graysons, Solicitors.
3rd July, 2010: South Yorkshire Festival held at Wortley Hall from
12.00 Noon to 5.00 P.M.. This is the largest and most popular Annual
Trade Union and Labour Movement Event in South Yorkshire. It is an
Event where ordinary working people and their families and friends
enjoy themselves in the settings of Wortley Hall and its 27 acres of
formal and landscaped gardens.
10TH July, 2010: Durham Miners` Gala.The Gala goes back
to 1871 when the first Gala was held in Wharton Park in Durham with
Speakers from Barnsley, Glasgow, Staffordshire and Sunderland. In
recent years, due to Prime Ministers Blair and Brown declining
invitations to Address the Gala it is usually exclusively Addressed by
Real Labour Speakers such as Dennis Skinner,M.P. and Tony Benn.
Being attended by around 70,000 people the Durham Miners` Gala is
believed to be the largest annual industrial and political gathering in the
whole of Europe.