UK Events 2011

TUC Disability Conference.

The TUC disability conference is from 11am on Wednesday 25 May until 5.30pm on Thursday 26 May, at Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS. For more information please contact Peter Purton on or 020 7467 1271.


Nick Clegg – Not welcome in Newcastle

26 May · 12:30 – 13:30


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Angered by Nick Clegg this year? Maybe it was Tuition Fees, EMA or the plans to privatise our NHS. This is your chance to tell him what you think.On the 26th May Nick Clegg will be in Newcastle giving a keynote speech at a conference on ‘rebalancing the economy’. After the lies of the last year Nick Clegg is not welcome in Newcastle. Come down and show him how unhappy you are.Groups currently supporting this demo include Keep Our NHS Public, Anti-Cuts Network, Newcastle Free Education Network, Socialist Workers Party, Coalition of Resistance and Sunderland Against the Cuts.To help spread the word make this your facebook status: just type @Nick Clegg – Not welcome in Newcastle


Bolton Uncut: Defend Our NHS BL1

Location: UK » North West » BL

When: Thursday 26 May 2011, 11:45am


Where: Bolton Town Hall Square, Bolton BL1

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Bolton Says “Defend Our NHS”. Bolton TUC, Uncut campaigners and representaitives from local Unison branches are organising a protest outside Barclays Bank in Bolton Town Centre from 12:00 lunchtime on Thursday 26th May. The theme will be to protest at money for bankers while there is no money for patients and our NHS.


Nuneaton Against the Cuts – Public Meeting

26 May · 19:30 – 22:30

Bentley Rd Sports and Social Club Bentley Rd, Nuneaton CV11 5LR.

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Find out about local cuts to services & how you can help to save them.


Direct Action against Assessment and Benefit Cuts and Pensioners Rights

26 May · 12:00 – 15:00

Outside BBC London, near Oxford Circus

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I will be there, we move off at 12.30. There are cafe’s or McDonalds.


Public Meeting, Birmingham B1

Location: UK » West Midlands » B

When: Thursday 26 May 2011, 7:30pm


Where: Council House, Birmingham B1 1BB

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Public Meeting Against the Cuts

Jack Dromey MP (Labour, Erdington)
Alex Kenny – NUT National Executive

More speakers to be confirmed
Plus contributions from the floor / time for questions and discussion


Leaflet / Bail-in to support UK Uncut National action, Ipswich IP1

Location: UK » East of England » IP

When: Saturday 28 May 2011, 11:30am


Where: Lloyds Avenue Arches , Ipswich, Suffolk IP1

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At the moment this is going to be a leafleting event (we have funded the leaflets privately) – but we would very much like to do an NHS style Bail-in, in keeping with the action… If anyone out there in Suffolk, would like to join us – we would love to hear from you at or via our facebook page at – facebook event will be updated as plans change…
All input gratefully received – anyone with an idea where we can borrow some blue hospital scrubs, or with any ideas please get in touch!!


Notts Uncut Emergency Operation NG1

Location: UK » East Midlands » NG

When: Saturday 28 May 2011, 12:00pm


Where: Outside Boots, Parliament St, Nottingham NG1

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Notts Uncut are answering UK Uncut’s call for a national day of action with a fantastic day of action planned and some VERY special guests!!

“The NHS will last as long as there are folk left to fight for it.”
– Nye Bevan, founder of the NHS

“Andrew Lansley. Greedy Andrew Lansley. Tosser.”
– MC NxtGen

This is an emergency. The welfare state is in peril. Under the guise of ‘efficiency’ and ‘reform’, this government is plotting to cut the NHS and sell off what’s left. Andrew Lansley has claimed the government is in a ‘listening exercise’ about the proposed NHS ‘reforms’. But despite widespread outcry from doctors, nurses and the public the government isn’t listening to anyone apart from private healthcare lobbyists.

Let’s make Lansley listen. We want to keep our healthy NHS and fix our broken banking system. Whilst the NHS is being dismantled, the banks that caused this crisis in the first place have been left untouched. Reckless gambling, obscene bonuses and a global financial crisis are symptoms of a disease that requires a drastic intervention.

The banks are due a check-up. On Saturday May 28th, join UK Uncut’s Emergency Operation and transform one of Nottingham’s high street banks into a hospital. Tell the government to leave our NHS alone; it’s the banks that are sick.

We may turn HSBC into a hospital or fill Natwest with nurses. We might have to get bandaged in Barclays or operate in RBS. Join Notts Uncut on the 28th and let’s do our best for OUR NHS.


Yorkshire regional conference on cuts LS2

Location: UK » North East » LS

When: Saturday 28 May 2011, 12:00pm


Where: PCS Office, 3rd Floor, Town Centre House, Merrion Centre, Leeds, Leeds LS2 8LY

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A conference to discuss building the campaign across Yorkshire. All welcome, entry £2 – proceeds go towards funding the Jarrow March for Jobs.


Councils across London are cutting our services…. Don’t panic, organise! N7

Location: UK » London » N

When: Wednesday 1 June 2011, 7:00pm


Where: Manor Gardens Centre, 10 Manor Gardens (off Holloway Road), London N7 6JS, Islington N7 6JS

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Councils across London are cutting our services….

Don’t panic, organise!


Wednesday 1st June, 7pm

Manor Gardens Centre, 10 Manor Gardens (off Holloway Road), London N7 6JS

Across the country, councils are making savage cuts to local services and driving thousands of workers out of their jobs. London councils have spearheaded the attack. Not one council is stepping out of line or putting up a fight.

·      Islington has made £52 million of cuts this year, axing 350 jobs and slashing services for young parents, the elderly and the bereaved.

·      Hackney has cut £44 million, axing the entire youth service.

·      Camden has cut £35 million, slashing funding to nurseries and children’s services.

·      Haringey has cut £46 million, with 1000 job losses and brutal cuts to youth services and children’s centres.

Labour councillors make excuses and say that if they hadn’t made the cuts, somebody else would have. These excuses won’t cut it – we need action. Throughout London, the story is the same – bankers get bonuses, we get cuts. Why should we pay for their crisis?

Come to this meeting so that we can gather information and organise to defend our services!

Nearest tube: Archway or Holloway Road

Buses: 17, 263, 271, 43


A sombre gathering to mark the death of the NHS

Location: UK » London » SE

When: Saturday 4 June 2011, 1:00pm


Where: Meet outside Lewisham Hospital, London

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This gathering is called in response to the government plans to introduce fragmentation, competition and privatisation into a functioning health system that is good value for money and delivers good health outcomes. The election promise to ‘ringfence’ has already been broken and budget cuts are being sneaked in the back door. Market ‘solutions’ are no way to improve the NHS because no part of the system can afford to fail or lose its money to profit-making companies. If the government cuts and privatisation plans are carried out the NHS will exist in name only and the idea of quality healthcare for everyone at all times will die with it.

This will be a funeral but it will not be a burial – because if we are prepared to fight we can take the NHS back from the cold clutches of the privatisers and their political pawns and bring it back to life.  Come and help us inform the public in Lewisham about the real plans for the NHS.


Meet at: Lewisham Hospital – The funeral procession will then move towards Lewisham town centre


Prescription for a Healthy Britain WC1

Location: UK » London » WC

When: Monday 13 June 2011, 11:00am


Where: 128 Theobald’s Road, London WC1

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Conference tackling the housing and health divide
Monday, 13th June 2011
11am – 4 pm
Speakers include: Alison Seabeck MP Shadow Housing Minister
Karen Buck Mp
Dr Stephen Battersby, President Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Angela Mawle, Chief Exec UKPHA


South East London Jarrow Launch meeting SE10

Location: UK » London » SE

When: Wednesday 15 June 2011, 7:00pm


Where: Greenwich west community and arts centre, 141 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8JA

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Launch meeting for the jarrow march for jobs – come along, get involved! For more info see link below


No Cuts for Kids: Fathers’ Day Downing Street petition hand in SW1A

Location: UK » London » SW

When: Sunday 19 June 2011, 10:00am


Where: Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA

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No Cuts For Kids is a campaign to ensure that Sure Start Children’s Centres continue to serve all our children.

Please join us for our Father’s Day petition hand-in at No.10 Downing Street. Let’s show Prime Minister David Cameron who cares.

On Sunday 19th June at 10am we will be at 10 Downing Street to hand in petitions from all over the country, asking the government to ringfence the Sure Start budget and safeguard standards.


Unite the Resistance meeting, speakers inc Tony Benn, Mark Serwotka NW1

Location: UK » London » NW

When: Wednesday 22 June 2011, 6:30pm


Where: Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London (opposite Euston Station) NW1

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We invite you and your organisation to attend Unite the Resistance meeting. The trade union movement faces one of it’s biggest challenges. The government’s austerity plans are bringing swingeing cuts to pensions, jobs and public services.

History was made on 26th March when over half a million people joined the TUC demonstration against cuts. As PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka said ‘we have marched against austerity, now lets strike against austerity’.

Four unions, ATL, NUT, PCS and UCU are organising for coordinated strike action which should take place 30th of June. It is possible that other groups of workers may join the day of action.

We the undersigned are a group of trade union activists in NUT, PCS and UCU who want to bring together trade unionists and activists to make sure 30th June is as big as possible and to share our organising experiences and discuss where we go after June.

Tony Benn, Mark Serwotka and Kevin Courtney (invited) will be speaking at the meeting with others to be confirmed.

We are inviting you to attend, support and encourage others to attend whether you are a trade union activist, part of an anti cuts campaign group or a concerned individual.

If you, your branch, your region or your organisation would like to sponsor the meeting please contact;

Sean Vernell, City and Islington College, 444 Camden Road, N7, 0SP

Please let us know about any planned activities on 30th June.

In Solidarity

Sue Bond PCS Vice President
Dave Harvey, NUT NEC
Zita Holbourne, PCS NEC
Alex Kenny, NUT NEC
Liz Lawrence, UCU NEC
Gavin Reid, UCU NEC
Sean Vernell, UCU NEC


North East Anti Cuts Gathering & Skillshare

25 June · 10:00 – 17:30

Star and Shadow

Stepney Bank
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2NP

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25 June ·
09:00 – 16:30

The Institute Of Education

20 Bedford Way
London, United Kingdom

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On Saturday 25 June 2011 at the Institute of Education in London over 1000 centre-left activists, campaigners and thinkers will convene to discuss and debate how we build the good society…BUILDING THE GOOD SOCIETYIdeas, campaigns and coalitions needed to build the good societyOver 90 speakers including: Neal Lawson, Chair, Compass; Andrea Nahles MP, General Secretary, SPD; Jon Cruddas MP; Caroline Lucas MP; Chuka Umunna MP; Prof Richard Sennett; Baroness Prof Ruth Lister CBE; Prof Francesca Klug OBE; Polly Toynbee, The Guardian; Mehdi Hassan, New Statesman; John Harris, The Guardian; John Kampfner, Index on Censorship; Jonathan Rutherford, Soundings; Hilary Wainwright, Red Pepper; Frances O’Grady, TUC; Paul Mason, BBC; Gavin Hayes, Compass; David Babbs, 38 Degrees; Nick Dearden, Jubilee Debt Campaign; Peter Kellner, YouGov; Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP; Chris Bryant MP; Sunny Hundal, Liberal Conspiracy; Andrew Simms, nef; Prof Ken Spours; Heather Wakefield, UNISON; Pat Kane; Deborah Grayson, Climate Rush; Damon Gibbons, Centre for Responsible Credit; Kat Banyard, UK Feminista – who’ll be joined by other leading figures from across the progressive communityHosting over 40 sessions organised by the leading think tanks, pressure groups, NGOS and publications all at the one event including: Action Aid, Centre for Responsible Credit, Child Poverty Action Group; Compass Youth, CORE, The Co-Operative Party, 38 Degrees, The Electoral Reform Society, The Equality Trust, The Fabian Society, Friends of the Earth, The Green Party, Greenpeace, Human City Institute Index on Censorship, Jubilee Debt Campaign, LabourList, Left Foot Forward, Liberal Conspiracy, New Political Economy Network, nef, NUT, NUS, One Society, Oxfam, Philosophy Football, Progress, Red Pepper, Republic, Searchlight, Shelter, Robin Hood Tax Campaign, Social Liberal Forum, Socialist Health Association, Soundings, Unions 21; UK Feminista, UK Uncut; Unlock Democracy, War On Want, World Development MovementThe biggest and most inspiring annual gathering of progressive activists – held just weeks after an historic referendum on the electoral system and crucial local, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish elections…LESS THAN 800 PLACES NOW AVAILABLEWith well over 1000 people in attendance, this summer will see progressive forces come together to create a movement to build the good society! Be there.Twitter #BUILDGOODSOC

Held in association with: FES; New Statesman; The Guardian

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Newcastle Rally for the Alternative: unite the resistance to cuts!

29 June · 19:00 – 20:30

Newcastle Arts Centre Museum & Gallery

Westgate Road
Newcastle, United Kingdom

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It is likely that a number of public sector unions will be co-ordinating national strike action – in defence of pensions, opposing cuts and job losses – on 30 June. On the eve of strike day, we are bringing together leading trade unionists in the North East with other campaigners to talk about cuts, the alternatives, and the resistance.Speakers include:
Julie Young – regional organiser, PCS union
Dipu Ahad – Labour councillor in Newcastle
Veronica Killen – regional convenor, UCU union
Cris McCurley – solicitor at Ben Hoare Bell, on legal aid cuts
Alisdair Cameron – Mental Health worker, service user and campaignerFlyers will be available at our next planning meeting – Wed 25 May, 7pm, Gateshead Civic Centre, and from our campaign stalls. Organised by Coalition of Resistance in defence of public services, welfare and the NHS.


NSSN Fight Cuts (Conference) NW1

Location: UK » London » NW

When: Saturday 9 July 2011, 11:00am


Where: South Camden School, Camden London NW1

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Key discussions on Employment Rights & Pensions… & obviously the battle against cuts!

Since our last conference we have lobbied the TUC for a march and to push for co-ordinated industrial action, instigated marches against the comprehensive spending review with key trade unions and this year we have launched our anti-cuts campaign.

For those who don’t know much about the National Shop Stewards Network – Please go to the main website:

Our anti cuts campaign website, set up 8 weeks ago is –


March on the Lib Dem Conference

Location: UK » West Midlands » B

When: Saturday 17 September 2011, 12:00pm


Where: Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

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Right to Work has notified Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Police that we will be marching on the Lib Dem conference being held there on Saturday 17th September.

Over the coming weeks and months we will be approaching all those resisting cuts to come together to build this protest.


Jarrow March for Jobs

When: Saturday 1 October 2011, 12:00am


Where: , Jarrow

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Youth Fight for Jobs, a campaigning organisation, is marching from Jarrow to London, starting on 1 October 2011. This is on the 75 anniversary of the Jarrow Crusade, when 200 unemployed workers took a similar route to raise awareness of mass unemployment. Today, as employment and youth unemployment soars, the ConDem coalition axing jobs and services, this new campaign is absolutely vital. To make it all happen, we are working with the trade union movement and activists to raise £15,000 and organise demonstrations, rallys and protests in every town, city and area that the march visits.


March on the Tory Conference

Location: UK » North West » M

When: Sunday 2 October 2011, 12:00pm


Where: Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester

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Right to Work has notified Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council we will be marching on the Tory Party conference being held there on Sunday 2 October and intend to assemble in Albert Square outside the Town Hall.
Over the coming weeks and months we will be approaching all those resisting cuts to come together to build this protest.


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