Category Archives: Trade Union

PENTONVILLE 5 – CELEBRATE A GREAT WORKING CLASS VICTORY APPLY ITS LESSONS TODAY TO FIGHT THE ATTACK

Friday December 1ST 2017 18.00
East Ham Working Men’s Club, 2 Boleyn Road, London E6 1QE
Nearest tube – Upton Park, Buses 5, 58, 115, 147

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Len McCluskey Unite General Secretary, Ann Field, Ken Loach, Brian Holmes, plus special guests

In the blazing hot July of 1972, 5 London dockers were jailed in Pentonville prison. They had picketed in defiance of Tory anti-union laws. This led to a wave of unofficial industrial action and protest involving hundreds of thousands of workers sweeping the country forcing the release of the 5 within a week.

It was a massive working class victory – part of a wave of actions during the early 1970s including factory occupations, work-ins like Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, Briant printers and Fakenham women. A long battle against anti-union laws was underway. There were epic miners strikes in 72 & 74.  In Ireland 1972 saw Bloody Sunday in Derry.

This event celebrates the great Pentonville victory but also looks at the lessons for our battle today against anti-union laws and rampant capitalism. Pentonville stands in the list of historic victories from Tolpuddle onwards.

Join us for this historic celebration and find out about our history and our future.

TUC union reps training North East London

TUC 10 DAY UNION TRAINING COURSES
Trade Union Education courses for reps, shop stewards and safety reps provided by the TUC are acknowledged to be high quality training. TUC certificates are accredited and free of charge to reps from affiliated unions. All training courses: run from 9:30am until 4:30pm with a break for half term and run for 10 weeks.

GREATER LONDON
Venue: College of Haringey Enfield and North East London, London N15
Applications to: Tony Holding, College Of Haringey Enfield and North East London
(Hours: 09.30 to 16.30)

SPRING TERM
Health & Safety Stage 1 Certificate 10 Wednesdays from 10th Jan 2018
Union Reps Stage 1 Certificate 10 Tuesdays from 9th Jan 2018
Next Steps for Safety Reps Certificate 10 Fridays from 12th Jan 2018
Employment Law Certificate 10 Thursdays from 11th Jan 2018
Half-term break Week starting 12th Feb 2018

SUMMER TERM
Union Reps Stage 1 Certificate 10 Tuesdays from 1st May 2018
Health & Safety Stage 1 Certificate 10 Wednesdays from 2nd May 2018
Employment Law Certificate 10 Thursdays from 3rd May 2018
Next Steps for Safety Reps Certificate 10 Fridays from 4th May 2018
Half-term break Week starting 28th May 2018

Trade Union Education
The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
High Road,
LONDON, N15 4RU
Email: tued@conel.ac.uk
Tel: 020-8442-3075

A FREE course for Health & Safety reps

educatedThis course is open to those who have completed the TUC Health and Safety Reps Stage One and Two, or their own union equivalent, and have experience of the Health & Safety rep role.
The course gives learners the opportunity to question the development and function of health and safety law, discover how to build trade union
organisation for health and safety and tackle some of the health, safety,
welfare and environmental problems that workers currently face.
On completion of the course successful candidates will receive the
TUC Level 2 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
The course is classroom-based and is organised as a one year,
day-release course (1 day per week, for 36 weeks) spread over 3 terms.

Venue:

Tottenham Campus
College of Haringey Enfield and North East London,
London N15

Term Dates:

9th January 2018 – 27th March 2018
17th April 2018 – 10th July 2018
18th September 2018 – 11th December 2018
Times: 09.30 until 16.30

Fees: Free
Applications to: Tony Holding, College Of Haringey Enfield and North East London

Trade Union Education
The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London,
High Road,
LONDON, N15 4RU
Email: tued@conel.ac.uk
Tel: 020-8442-3075 Twitter: @TradeUnionEd

TUC Webinars

Join us online every Thursday in September at 2:30pm for a live webinar. Webinars are a great training tool for all union reps that you can access in the classroom, at home, on the go or in your workplace.

Each week, a TUC expert will give a talk on their specialist subject and host a live Q&A session. Use this opportunity to join in the discussion, take part in our polls and live chat with other reps!

All you need is a computer, tablet or smart phone, and internet connection.

Dates:

7th September, 2:30pm
Trade union membership

14th September, 2:30pm
Occupational cancer

21st September, 2:30pm
Supporting midlife and older workers

28th September, 2:30pm
Public sector pay

If you sign up today, we’ll send you an email reminder and notification before we go live.

McStrike Protest at McDonald’s HQ

JOIN US SAT 2 SEP, 2PM, EAST FINCHLEY MCDONALD’S HQ: BFAWU Fast Food Rights and #McStrike workers NEED YOUR SOLIDARITY!

McDonald’s UK announced in a big fanfare in the press back in April that thefastfoody would offer every one of its UK workers a guaranteed hours contract.

And yet it took 40 brave McDonald’s workers to vote for a strike before McDonald’s bothered to communicate anything to its workers about this promise.

When the 95.7 percent YES vote to strike was announced, with the first ever UK McDonald’s strike now set to take place on Monday 4 September, suddenly McDonald’s UK stated they would deliver on their promise by the end of 2017.

We say now sit down with our BFAWU bakers’ union president and m their living standards.

BFAWU Fast Food Rights and our supporters will be outside McDonald’s HQ at East Finchley on Saturday 2 September – two days before the strike – with a table, chairs and a determination to get the promise in writing – we demand that McDonald’s meet us and guarantee that this time their promise is more than a publicity stunt.

And we call on supporters from the wider trade union and social movement to join us there, with banners, with visible support for the workers taking this bold historic action in a display of solidarity before they walk out on Monday 4 September.

Facebook page here.

Trade Union Courses at the College of Haringey Enfield and North East London

TUC 10 Day courses

·        Union Learning Reps Certificate                 10 Mondays from 25 Sep 2017  

·        Union Reps Stage 1 Certificate                  10 Tuesdays from 26 Sep 2017

·        Health & Safety Stage 1 Certificate            10 Wednesdays from 27 Sep 2017

·        Employment Law Certificate                       10 Thursdays from 28 Sep 2017 

·        Next Steps for Safety Reps Certificate       10 Fridays from 29 Sep 2017

Venue: College of Haringey Enfield and North East London, Tottenham Centre N15 4RU

Times: 9.30am -4.30pm

Apply directly via the following website:

https://www.tuceducation.org.uk/findacourse/?typehidden=0&typeexpanded=0&typeselections=&venuehidden=0&venueexpanded=0&venueselections=&startdatehidden=0&startdateexpanded=0&startdateselections=&subjecthidden=0&subjectexpanded=0&subjectselections=&sort=startdate&sortdir=asc&_qf__search_form=1&country=1&distanceandpostcode%5Bdistance%5D=5&distanceandpostcode%5Bpostcode%5D=N15+4HJ&query=&queries=

Trade Union Studies at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

There is a new list of TUC courses that are being delivered in Essex and London next term, by the Trade Union Education Department of the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CoNEL).

Course Title

Start Date

End Date

Duration

Venue

Chelmsford – Health and Safety Stage 1 Certificate

03/05/2017

12/07/2017

10 Wednesdays

Chelmsford

Union Learning Reps

24/04/2017

12/06/2016

5 Mondays

Tottenham

Union Reps Stage 1 Certificate

02/05/2017

11/07/2017

10 Tuesdays

Tottenham

Health and Safety Stage 1 Certificate

03/05/2017

12/07/2017

10 Wednesdays

Tottenham

Employment Law Certificate (Union Reps Stage 2)

04/05/2017

13/07/2017

10 Thursdays

Tottenham

Health and Safety Stage 2 (Next Steps) Certificate

05/05/2017

14/07/2017

10 Fridays

Tottenham

 As you may be aware, the government has attacked the funding that is available for trade union education, reducing it by 50% this year and potentially to nothing from August 2017. However, currently we are still able to offer free courses, so there is still an opportunity to take advantage of this. Unfortunately, this may be your last chance.

If you, or any of your colleagues would like to apply for any of these courses, you can do so online at  https://www.tuceducation.org.uk/login/index.php . If you have any issues applying online, please give us a call on 020 8442 3075 with your email address and we can send you an application form. 

MAY DAY FINANCIAL APPEAL

image004London May Day 2017 is taking place in London on Monday May 1st. We are building on the great success of 2016 and want to make this year the biggest yet. This year we will be joined by John McDonnell.

May Day is part of the struggles against the attacks on jobs, pay & conditions in the public and private sectors; against attacks on public services including health & education; against the repressive anti-union laws.

To make this a successful event May Day needs your backing. Needs your financial support.

Each year we have to meet rising costs to maintain this day for the working class, for ordinary people. It is trade unions that ensure this historic day is celebrated.

London May Day has to raise £8500 to cover the event, for such item as the PA system, publicity, PLI, march banners and all the other aspects of May Day. We hope you can donate to May Day.

Cheques should be made out to London May Day Organising Committee (or LMDOC)

Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, CR0 IBD

Or directly to the account – LMDOC  A/C 59070104 – Sort Code 08-02-28 – Cooperative Bank.

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