Saturday, 22 March 2014

Bob Crow and Tony Benn

Like the rest of the movement, we are saddened at the loss of our comrades. Our condolences to their families. Tony spoke in Lewisham several times during his long career and Bob had agreed to speak at a meeting in July that we are arranging to mark 30th anniversary of the Miner's Strike. This meeting will go ahead and will be dedicated to the memory of  Bob and Tony.

Solidarity with Unite, NUT and PCS

Lewisham trades council offers its full support for Unite members in the Homes and Community Agency set to strike over pay on 25th , 26th and 27th March.  We also support NUT members on strike on 26/03/14 and congratulate PCS members at the National Gallery for their successful protest in support of their demand for the London Living Wage on 18/03/14.

Come and address the Burning Issue

Greenwich and Bexley, Bromley and Lewisham trades councils are putting on the Miners show The Burning Issue to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Miner's Strike. This  will be performed by the excellent Banner Theatre who performed a show for us last year. Local musicians will also be performing.

The show will be on Saturday 10/05/14 7pm to 11pm at Blackheath and Newbridge Working Mens' Club, Charlton Road, London SE7. Tickets £10 (£5 concessions) available from trades council contacts

Stand Up to Racism

Lewisham Trades Council members will be joining the demonstration in London on Saturday 22/03/14 to mark UN Anti Racism Day. We would like to thank all those who added their signature to our letter promoting this event that has been published in local press this week