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CLYDEBANK FILM SCREENING: "I, DANIEL BLAKE"

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 17:40
Start Date
Thu 23rd Feb at 7:00 pm

Thursday 23 Feb 7pm

A free showing of the award winning film "I, Daniel Blake" sponsored by EIS, GMB, RMT, Unison, Unite and Clydebank TUC. All welcome.

Speakers from The Peoples Assembly(Scotland) & PCS Trade Union.

This event is free. If possible, please bring a small financial donation for West Dunbartonshire Foodshare.

Eventbrite listing: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-i-daniel-blake-tickets-31284356352

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1380424528666108/

Clydebank: Spanish Civil War play "Dare Devil Rides to Jarama"

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 18:05
Start Date
Mon 6th Mar at 7:30 pm

Clydebank Town Hall

This is a Free event, and if possible please bring a small financial donation for West Dunbartonshire foodshare.
The event is sponsored by Unite, Unison, GMB, EIS and Clydebank TUC. Including a speaker from the International Brigades Memorial Trust. 
Eventbrite pagehttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/play-dare-devil-rides-to-jarama-tickets-31375827946
Facebook event pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/781781641968938/

In the top 2016 London shows to see @londonTheatre1 & Blog of Theatre Things
https://www.londontheatre1.com/news/156569/top-london-shows-2016/https://theblogoftheatrethings.com/2016/12/29/2016-theatre-highlights/

'A Company making a name for delivering, vivid politically committed theatre' The Observer
★★★★★'Dare Devil Rides to Jarama is quite simply the best political theatre produced for a long, long time.' Morning Star
★★★★★'Dare Devil Rides To Jarama is outstanding entertainment' LONDON THEATRE1

West Dunbartonshire Joint Trades Unions and Clydebank Trades Union Council are bringing working class culture back to Red Clydeside!

Blantyre: The Caterpillar Occupation - the lessons 30 years on

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 18:14
Start Date
Tue 7th Mar at 7:00 pm

Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-caterpillar-occupation-the-lessons-30-years-on-tickets-31756421311

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/169206753568724/

The US multinational tried to close the doors on its Uddingston plant in January 1987. Instead the workforce took possession!
What lessons can we learn from this momentous event today, in an era where workers and jobs are seen as disposable and where government tries to shackle our trade unions? Come along and find out, a free event organised by the Morning Star newspaper and part of the "Our Class, Our Culture" series of Scotland-wide events.

Speakers:
John Brannan (Convener),
John Gillen (Senior Engineering Steward) 
Richard Leonard MSP

Chair: Elaine Smith MSP

Venue:
Blantyre Miners Welfare Society & Social Club
5 Calder Street
Blantyre
G72 0AU

AFRICA: Imperialism and Resistance continue

Submitted by Administrator on Sun, 02/19/2017 - 22:01
Start Date
Wed 8th Mar at 7:00 pm

Communist Party Public Meeting

Speaker John Foster, International Secretary CPB

“Africa: the twenty-first century’s commodity storehouse” Walter Kansteiner, GW Bush’s Secretary of State for Africa

7 p.m. Unity Rooms, 72 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2.

All welcome

Demo: Glasgow Not For Sale

Submitted by Administrator on Thu, 02/16/2017 - 13:33
Start Date
Sat 11th Mar at 11:00 am

March and Rally on March 11th, organised by Glasgow Trades Council.
Assemble 11am in Glasgow Green.

#GlasgowNotForSale

Morning Star Conference: Building unity now against cuts (featuring John McDonnell)

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 18:17
Start Date
Sun 12th Mar at 11:00 am

The year’s spring conference will discuss what can be done to rebuild collective organisation. It will hear of the proposals from the Labour Party to make the reintroduction of collective bargaining a key plank of its legislative programme. The conference will also discuss the urgent and immediate challenge of rebuilding working class unity from below in the battle to defend workers and communities against the cuts currently being imposed across local government and the public sector.
Over the past ten years the share of national income going to working people has fallen by over 5 per cent and since 1975 by 15 per cent. Over the same period the proportion of working people in trade unions has fallen from over 50 per cent to little more than 20 per cent. Among those aged under 25 the proportion is now below 7 per cent. The number of workers covered by collective bargaining has been more than halved to just 29 per cent.
This transformation has political causes: a succession of governments that have sought to undermine every aspect of organisation among working people and above all the trade union movement. The transformation has also had political consequences: fatalism, racism and the rise of right-wing populism

Joginder Bains General Secretary Indian Workers Association (GB)
Tommy Campbell Unite Organiser Aberdeen
Jane Carolan Unison NEC; TUC GC
Denise Christie Chair Scottish Labour Campaign for Socialism; Treasurer FBU Scotland
Neil Findlay MSP (Labour) Lothians
Roz Foyer Senior Organiser Unite Scotland
Tam Kirby Fife People’s Assembly; Unite Scottish EC
John McDonnell Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
Phil McGarry Chair People’s Assembly Scotland; RMT Political Officer
Mark McHugh Scottish Secretary Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union
Rab O’Donnell Secretary Hope not Hate West of Scotland
Chris Stephens MP (SNP) Glasgow SW

VENUE:
STUC Centre (above the Stand Comedy Club)
333 Woodlands Road
Glasgow
G3 6NG

PROGRAM:

10.45 Registration
11.00 Chair’s opening remarks
11.10 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING:
SHIFTING THE BALANCE OF POWER - UNITING NOT DIVIDING
John McDonnell
Joginder Bains
Tommy Campbell
Chris Stephens
12.30 Lunch
1 p.m. Discussion groups
a) TRADE UNIONS, THE PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY
AND COMMUNITY ORGANISING
Tam Kirby Phil McGarry.
b) CAMPAINING FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Neil Findlay Tommy Campbell
c) UNITING AGAINST RACISM AND XENOPHOBIA
Joginder Bains Rab O’Donnell
2.30 UNITING AGAINST LOW WAGES,
CASUALISATION AND THE CUTS
Reports from discussion groups
Denise Christie
Jane Carolan
Neil Findlay
Mark McHugh

Edinburgh: James Connolly, Jim Larkin the 1907 Belfast dockers strike

Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 18:20
Start Date
Tue 21st Mar at 7:00 pm

 

Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/james-connolly-jim-larkin-the-1907-belfast-dockers-strike-tickets-31755045195

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1760748904252870/

Speaker: Tommy Campbell,
Unite Regional Officer, Aberdeen


The Edwardian period saw Belfast at the crest of a long wave of industrial and geographical expansion. Unskilled workers were poorly paid relative to their UK counterparts, and employers were able to draw on huge numbers of unskilled rural workers - the gap in wages and living standards between the two groups was, ‘a yawning abyss, unequalled anywhere else in the United Kingdom.’

The first annual conference of the British Labour Party was held in Belfast in early 1907. Labour organiser and socialist agitator James Larkin attended, intent on the organisation of Belfast's 3100 dockers, 2000 of who were casual ‘spellsmen’ hired at low rates on a daily basis. The 1907 strike in Belfast united Protestant and Catholic workers.

James Connolly and Larkin were instrumental in the setting up of the Irish Labour Party in 1912, in anticipation of a Home Rule parliament. Connolly also had the dubious privilege of being denounced from both Catholic and Protestant pulpits for his activities!

Venue:

Augustine Church Centre
41 George IV Bridge
Edinbrugh
EH1 1EL