PTUC Information for July

Sisters and Brothers,Here are a few more updates that may be of interest for you. I sent this out earlier in the week but it seemed to have bounced back. Please note attachments for noticeboards, etc.
Crown Post Office Closure

Please find attached the latest leaflet regarding the proposed closure of the Cowgate Office, the leaflet gives details of who to write to regarding the consultation that the Post Office set up for the public to have their say. Please circulate this to your contacts
Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Devolution Plans

Please find attached documents containing what devolution means for us in this area, via Peterborough City Council Website. These are soon to be agreed by the Council. 

https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/news/council/councils-in-cambridgeshire-and-peterborough-to-debate-devolution-plans/ 
PTUC EU Referendum Statement

PTUC did not take an official stance on the EU Referendum because we respect delegates differences of opinions which are shaped by the wide variety of communities, workplaces, Trade Unions and political parties to which we belong to. However, the referendum is now over and the people have made their democratic choice. We all need to work together within the new framework, whatever it will be, to make sure that workers’ rights are not just maintained, but improved and to make sure the racists and xenophobic rhetoric which has been part of some of the campaigning does not destroy our communities.    
Monday July 4 – PTUC Solidarity Street Stall 

Campaigning organisation Wave of Action UK, called for a General Strike on this day against austerity. We know that we if we take that sort of unofficial action then we will be sacked for doing so. However, PTUC are supporting the action with a street stall 11:00 – 14:00. Please respond to this email if you are able to man the stall for part of that time, and bring your Trade Union’s anti-austerity and anti-racism literature.
Tuesday July 5 – NUT Strike Action

The NUT have called for strike action over jobs, terms and conditions on this day. I am in the process of finding out where the local picket lines will be so we can give them some support. I will update everyone as soon as I know something more. There are more details about the dispute on the NUT website. Cambridge and Ipswich appear to be the nearest places with action on the day, so far.
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July

Peterborough Portuguese Festival taking place at Peterborough Rugby Club. PTUC will have a stall there on the Sunday. Please respond if you are able to help out on the stall. 
Friday July 29 – A night with the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

PTUC are proud to announce a showing of the documentary ‘With Banners Held High’ and to introduce a speaker from the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign. 7 – 10pm at the John Clare Theatre, Central Library, Broadway, Peterborough.There will be a small door charge to cover the costs of the room hire. Promotional material will be going out at the end of the of the week. 
Other dates for your diary:

National Shop Stewards Network Conference, London, Saturday 2nd July http://shopstewards.net/ 

Matchwomen’s Festival, London, Saturday 2nd July, http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/matchwomens-festival-2016-tickets-17654249335 

Durham Miners Gala, Saturday 9 July

PTUC Exec Meeting, first Thursday of July, 7pm, Unite Office, Church Walk

Saturday July 16, No More Austerity, No More Racism demo organised by the People’s Assembly and Stand Up To Racism, assemble 12 noon at Portland Place, London.

PTUC Full Delegates Meeting, third Thursday of July, 7pm, Unite Office, Church Walk.

PTUC on Social Media:

Facebook: Peterborough Trade Unions

Twitter: @peterboroughTUC
Solidarity,

Hazel
Hazel Perry 

PTUC Secretary 


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