Already more than two million people are set to strike against cuts to pensions on 30th November. The size of the majorities in favour of action, and many other indicators, show that opposition to the whole raft of government cuts is energising both trade unionists and the general public.
Leafleting & visiting local workplaces and community groups will go on right up to the strike day. Please invite a Southwark SOS speaker or a local trade unionist to talk to your colleagues about why 30th November is so important, Contact us here to arrange this.
You can order leaflets to distribute yourself or join the teams in your local area. Please email us.
We are helping to organise visiting of picket lines, a striker’s canteen and a feeder march on 30th so come to the Elephant and Castle and join trade unionists and supporters there. (details below). If you can help with the canteen and/or provide refreshments/donations, get in touch with Denise via our email address: southwarksos [at] gmail [dot] com . New events and development will be coming on-line, so follow us at these links:
Facebook: Southwark SSOS
Support the Occupy LSX movement. There is a tent maintained by South London anti-cuts activists (including those from Southwark SOS) in Finsbury Square, working closely with activists at St Paul’s. Contact Southwark SOS. Watch our website/Facebook for latest news re. evictions.
Leafleting to publicise the aims of the Public Sector pensions strike on 30th November. Beginning this week and continuing right up to 29th November. Volunteers needed – contact info [at] tmponline [dot] org .
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
Monday 21st November
6 pm – 7 pm. N30: Coordination of Southwark solidarity activities up to and on the strike day. Held at The Tiger pub, Camberwell Green. Organised by Southwark Save Our Services campaign. Details from email@example.com
Wednesday 23rd November
Education Day of Action. Called by NCAFC. Events to be arranged. Detailshere .
Thursday, 24 November
7.00pm- 9.00pm. The No Cuts Cabaret. Musical performances and political satire plus speakers, including Ken Livingstone. At the Rivoli Ballroom, 350 Brockley Road, Crofton Park, Lewisham. Hosted by Unite and Unison. Press release and background here .
Friday 25th,Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th November
Leafleting various Southwark locations (rail stations, shopping centres etc.) to publicise the aims of the Public Sector pensions strike on 30th November. (and more leafleting on 28th/29th). Volunteers still needed – contact info [at] tmponline [dot] org. Battle Bus touring Southwark, Lambeth & Lewisham on Saturday. Come on board for an hour or longer. Contact here to get itinerary.
Wednesday 30th November
Public Sector Strike over Pensions. Picket lines across Southwark, London and nationally. Strikers and their supporters are assembling at London Road, Elephant & Castle at a ‘Strikers’ Canteen’ (10.30am -11.30) before marching to Lincoln’s Inn Fields, then main All-London demonstration to a rally on Victoria Embankment. Hospitals will have lunchtime rallies. Further details of local events (picketing, etc) and London demonstration are obtainable from Southwark SOS, on our website or on our Facebook page.
Advance notice (Further details to be announced – see our next ‘Action Alert’ email or check our website)
Monday 5th December: 7.30. ‘Fight Wandsworth’s Political Evictions’ Public meeting Community Centre, Doddington Estate, SW11. Supported by WAC, BWTUC, Defend Council Housing and Liberty. More details to follow.
Wednesday 7th December: 7 pm. Southwark Save Our Services campaign meeting: Where Now after the N30 Strike? Discussion, planning… and socialising! Venue to be confirmed. Contact here for further details.
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