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Woolston by-election TUSC public meeting

Posted: 15 May 2013

Saturday 18th May, 2pm

At the St Mark’s Institute, 37a Victoria Road, Woolston, Southampton, SO19 9DY

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Merseyside TUSC next meeting

Posted: 3 May 2013

The next meeting of Merseyside TUSC is on Saturday 1st June 2013 at 10am-11-30am at The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ

Contact Daren Ireland: 07787128498

Email: merseysidetusc@gmail.com


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Wales organising meeting

Posted: 23 April 2013

Wales TUSC logo
AN ORGANISING meeting of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Wales is taking place on Saturday 27 April at the Holiday Inn in Castle Street, Cardiff. Below is the letter of invitation issued by prominent trade unionists in Wales:

Dear comrades,

We are all facing unprecedented attacks from the current ConDem government. The legacy of Thatcher is still very visible in Wales from her relentless drive to force down working class living standards and boost the wealth of the rich. The ConDem Government wants to complete the job she began in Wales. It will be fitting in the month of her death that we get organised to build a political alternative to these Tory policies.

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Merseyside Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Posted: 15 April 2013

Next meeting takes place on Saturday 20th April at 10am at The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ

For further info contact Daren Ireland 07787128498 or email merseysidetusc@gmail.com


TUSC screening Ken Loach’s Spirit of ‘45

Posted: 21 March 2013

Ken Loach’s new film 'The Spirit of ‘45' TUSC in Hackney and Islington are screening Ken Loach’s new film “The Spirit of ‘45”

2pm, Saturday 20th April

At the Rio Cinema,
107 Kingsland High Street,
Dalston,
E8 2PB.

A discussion will be chaired by Bev Woodburn and introduced by Helen Riddet, Unison member and health worker (speaking in a personal capacity).


Camden council Gospel Oak by-election public meeting

Posted: 1 March 2013

Wednesday 6th March, 7.30pm, Gospel Oak Primary School, Mansfield Road, London NW3 2JB.

Guest speakers include Bob Crow, General Secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union (RMT), and Izzie Counihan from the Counihan-Sanchez Housing Campaign.

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Rally for TUSC in Eastleigh

Posted: 16 February 2013

Tuesday 26 February, 7.30pm

Locomotive Engineers Club, 18 Southampton Rd, Town Centre, Eastleigh SO50 9FJ

Speakers: Daz Procter, RMT Executive, Tim Cutter, Hampshire Unison branch secretary (personal capacity), Dave Nellist, former Labour MP now backing TUSC

Support our campaign! Contact Nick Chaffey 07833 681 910; eastleightusc@gmail.com


Hackney and Islington Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Public meeting

Posted: 16 February 2013

Monday 18 February, 7.30pm

Halkevi Centre, 31-33 Dalston Lane, London E8 3DF

Speakers include: Bob Crow, general secretary RMT, and Nancy Taaffe, TUSC candidate in 2012 GLA elections


Nuneaton TUSC meeting

Posted: 11 February 2013

Monday 11 February 2013
7.30pm
The Crown, 10 Bond Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV11 4BX

A Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition public meeting to begin to organise the anti-cuts and anti-privatisation challenge in the Nuneaton and Bedworth area for the Warwickshire County Council elections in May 2013.

With TUSC national chair Dave Nellist and Natara Hunter, Warwickshire NUT steward (personal capacity)


Meeting to discuss Bucks county council election campaign

Posted: 7 February 2013

ON MONDAY February 11th Aylesbury Trade Union and Socialist Coalition supporters will be holding a meeting to discuss standing anti-cuts candidates in the forthcoming county council elections.

TUSC candidate Roger Priest stood in local elections in 2011 and this year with the cuts and attacks on working peoples jobs, services and quality of life, there is even more reason to vote for someone who will represent the 99% rather than the 1%.

The meeting is open to all, especially those who are campaigning against cuts and wish to work alongside others as the local county council is implementing massive cuts on the social care budget, at a time when Buckinghamshire’s population is aging.

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Hackney: Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition meeting

Posted: 22 January 2013

Monday 18 February 2013 7-30pm
Halkevi Centre, Dalston Lane

Speakers: Bob Crow, general secretary of RMT union
Nancy Taaffe TUSC candidate in 2012 GLA elections
Gareth Beeton FBU North East London regional chair
Oktay Shabaz Day-mer Turkish and Kurdish Centre
Plus a Day-mer youth speaker

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Kent County Association of Trades Councils public meeting

Posted: 22 January 2013

“How can trade unions defend our NHS?”

Trade unions must speak up for the workers of the NHS, which is the largest single employer in the world. The Con-Dem plans represent a massive attack on those workers, and therefore on the lives of everyone who depends on the NHS for their healthcare. Come and hear from a range of speakers, including Doctors, nurses and cuts campaigners, and bring your own ideas on building a serious campaign to support and defend our NHS.

Wednesday, 30th January 2013 at 7.15pm
Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury campus
Meet at Old Sessions House entrance, off Longport

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TUSC public meetings in London

Posted: 7 January 2013

Brixton Hill byelection public meeting
Monday 14th January 7.30pm
Vida Walsh Centre
2B Saltoun Road
SW2 1EP (by Ritzy cinema)


Waltham Forest TUSC public meeting
Wednesday 23rd January 7.30pm
William Morris Community Centre
Greenleaf Road
E17 6QQ

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TUSC public meetings in the Rotherham and Middlesbrough by-elections

Posted Thursday 22 November 2012

Rotherham meeting: Monday 26 November, 7pm at the Unity Centre, St Leonards Road, Rotherham S65 1PD

Middlesbrough meeting: Wednesday 28 November, 8pm at St Mary’s Centre, 82-90 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2RW.

Rotherham meeting speakers include the TUSC chairperson, Dave Nellist, former Labour MP (1983-92) and Preston socialist councillor, Michael Lavalette, alongside Rotherham TUSC candidate, Ralph Dyson, the joint divisional secretary of Rotherham National Union of Teachers.

Middlesbrough meeting speakers include TUSC chairperson, Dave Nellist, and Middlesbrough TUSC candidate, John Malcolm, the secretary of the Tees, Esk & Wear Valley Health Unison branch.

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East Kent TUSC meeting to plan election challenge

Posted Friday 9 November 2012

THE RMT transport union’s South East Region Executive Member Mike Sargent has arranged the following TUSC meeting to discuss a campaign to put forward TUSC candidates for the Kent County Council elections in May 2013.

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition – East Kent working group

Next meeting, Wednesday 14th November 6.30pm at the RMT offices, Maritime House, Snargate Street, Dover.
TUSC AGAINST CUTS – The real political alternative and true representation of the working class.
Contact: mikesargent47@hotmail.com Tel: 07715323793

Why not be a local council candidate?

IF THERE is a council by-election in your area why not stand and spread the TUSC anti-austerity message yourself? Check regularly for an official ‘Notice of Vacancy’ on your council website and, of course, in the local press to see when seats might come up.

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TUSC conference agenda 2012

Posted Wednesday 19 September 2012

Saturday 22nd September 2012, 11am-5pm, Room B34, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1E

All welcome. Registration on the door £5 waged/£2 unwaged, with a pooled fare for waged attendees capped at £10 (ie, if your travel costs are less than £10 you will be asked to pay the difference into the pooled fare).

Agenda
* 11am to 1-15pm: TUSC ‘open forum’ - Building working class political representation against the austerity consensus
* 1-45pm to 3-30pm: For councillors who will stand up to the Con-Dems
* 3-30pm to 5-00pm: ‘Reviewing TUSC’s structures’

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Parliamentary by-elections: candidate applications

Friday 17 August 2012

THE RESIGNATION of the Tory backbencher Louise Mensch as the MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire brings to three the number of parliamentary by-elections that will be contested on November 15, alongside the election for the Mayor of Bristol and the inaugural elections for police commissioners. The other parliamentary by-elections in November will be for the Cardiff South and Penarth seat and for Manchester Central, both seats becoming vacant as their Labour incumbents are resigning to stand as police commissioners.

The TUSC national steering committee will be meeting on September 5 to discuss the November contests. TUSC was initially established precisely with the aim of enabling trade unionists, community campaigners and socialists to resist electorally as part of a national coalition the pro-austerity consensus of the establishment parties. Candidates are required to endorse the founding core policies of our coalition, posted on the TUSC website at http://www.tusc.org.uk/policy.php, but with that provision are responsible for their own campaign.

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TUSC conference, Saturday 22 September

Saturday 22 September 2012

11am-5pm, Room B34, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1E. The agenda comprises of three sessions: an opening session on building working class political representation against the austerity consensus; a session on TUSC local election policy, including preparations for the 2013 elections; and a final session on ‘Reviewing TUSC’s structures’. All welcome. Registration £5 waged/£2 unwaged.


Wandsworth and Merton TUSC public meeting

Tuesday 24th April 2012

Speakers: TUSC candidates: Ian Leahair, FBU National Executive member for the London Region, Jenny Sutton and April Ashley (personal capacity)

Colliers Wood Community Centre
66-72 High Street
Colliers Wood SW19 2BY
(nearest Underground Station Colliers Wood)
7.30pm


Brent TUSC public meeting

Tuesday 24th April 2012

Speakers: TUSC candidates:

Sian Griffiths, Fire Brigades Union

Martin Powell-Davies, National Executive of teachers union NUT

Mick Dooley, construction activist

Gary MacFarlane, Tottenham community activist

7.30pm, Rising Sun, 25 Harlesden Road, NW10 2BY (behind Willesden Green library)


Newham TUSC public meeting

Tuesday 24th April 2012

Speakers: TUSC candidates: Steve Hedley (RMT, London Regional organiser), Jackie Turner and Nancy Taaffe (library worker made redundant, Unison)

Durning Hall, Earlham Grove, Forest Gate, 7.15pm


Liverpool Tony4Mayor election rally

Thursday 26 April 2012

Tony Mulhearn Election rally for TUSC candidate Tony Mulhearn, who is standing for Mayor in Liverpool.

Speakers: RMT transport union president Alex Gordon is set to join Chris Baugh, PCS civil servants union assistant general secretary, on the platform, alongside Tony Mulhearn. Newly elected MP for Bradford West, George Galloway, has been invited.

Adelphi Liner hotel on Lime Street, Liverpool


Waltham Forest TUSC public meeting

Thursday 26th April 2012

Speakers: Bob Crow, RMT general secretary, Nancy Taaffe, TUSC candidate and library worker made redundant, Unison, Jenny Sutton, University and College Union chair, London (FE).

William Morris Community Centre, Greenleaf Rd, E17

7.30pm


Greenwich TUSC public meeting

Thursday 26th April 2012

Speakers:
Martin Powell-Davies, National Union of Teachers NEC Member and TUSC GLA Candidate (TBC)
Sara Kasab, Library worker and Unite Steward
Gary Macfarlane, black activist and TUSC candidate

Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE


‘Elections 2012: Can there be a London Spring?’

Friday 27th April, 7pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Big Smoke Presents: ‘Elections 2012: Can there be a London Spring?' with Natalie Bennett (Green), Alex Gordon (TUSC), John McDonnell MP (Labour)

With George Galloway's surprise victory in Bradford is there a new space opening up for the Left? Can other Left candidates copy Respect's ‘Bradford Spring’ here in London?

To discuss the possibilities we have Alex Gordon who is president of RMT, and standing as the lead list candidate in the London Assembly elections for the TUSC, who will be joined but Natalie Bennett of the Green Party, and on behalf of Labour John McDonnell MP.

The event is hosted by Big Smoke, an online magazine for London, covering environmental issues and community news, with a strong focus on London’s political landscape. www.bigsmoke.org.uk

Housmans bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1. Free entry


Coventry Election rally

3:30pm - April 28th, 2012

Coventry Socialist Party Councillor and TUSC national chair, Dave Nellist.

Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD, Starley Suite (upstairs)

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CARLISLE TUSC public election meeting: 'There IS an alternative'

April 30th 2012

Speakers: Brent Kennedy, TUSC candidate for Currock ward

Currock House Community Centre, Lediard Avenue, Carlisle, 7pm


Tower Hamlets TUSC public meeting

Monday 30th April 2012

Speakers: TUSC candidates: Steve Hedley (RMT, London Regional organiser),
Nancy Taaffe, TUSC candidate and library worker made redundant, Unison
Plus other speakers

Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, E2 6HL (Derbyshire Street is opposite Tesco's on Bethnal Green Road)

Bradford West chooses anti-war and anti-cuts fighter George Galloway MP
Elect anti-cuts fighter in London!
Meeting starts at 8.00pm


Lambeth TUSC public meeting

Monday 30th April 2012

Speakers include Alex Gordon, President, Rail, Maritime and Transport workers union (RMT)

The Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Road, SW9


Hackney TUSC public meeting

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Speakers: TUSC candidates Alex Gordon, President, Rail, Maritime and Transport workers union (RMT), Nancy Taaffe (library worker made redundant, Unison), and Lesley Woodburn, SERTUC LGBTQ committee.

Education Room 2nd Floor, CLR James library, Dalston Square, Dalston Lane, E8 3BQ