Tag: Barnsley Trades Council

November 2nd protests Against Trade Union Bill

Monday November 2nd sees a mass lobby and protest outside Parliament against the Tories’ Trade Union Bill. Many local unions have delegations going to London to lobby our MPs.

Barnsley Trades Council is calling a protest at 5pm on Monday 2nd November for those activists and trade unionists who can’t make it to London. We will be on the steps below the fountains, next to the Town Hall.

Bring placards, banners and anything else that will make us visible and noticed. The last protest was quite successful with nearly 40 people on it – with a picture in the Chronicle. We can achieve the same again.

Barnsley Trades Council Trade Union a Bill Meeting

Barnsley Trades Council had a 50 strong public meeting last night with Ian Hodson of BFAWU and Liz Lawrence of UCU speaking. It was a good start to our campaign against the Tory attacks on unions.
We are obviously pushing for a big turnout on November 2nd and are starting building our second public meeting entitled “Defy the Tory anti-union Laws” with Steve Turner and Tosh McDonald speaking. It will be in the Yorkshire Miners Hall, Victoria Road at 7pm on Wed. Nov. 18th.Flyers should be available soon.

Barnsley Demonstration; Reinstate Free Train Travel Now!

On Saturday May 17th the Barnsley Retirees Action Group (BRAG) is organising a demonstration through Barnsley to demand the reinstatement of the right to free train travel for older and disabled people in South Yorkshire which we have lost as a result of Tory spending cuts.

The march will go past the office on Regent Street where the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive will meet  on Mon. 19th May (and which we will lobby from 1pm onwards), then past the rail station to a rally in the precinct.

We obviously hope to have a big turnout of older and disabled people from across South Yorkshire for this march. As important we hope to get large numbers of trade union and Labour delegations.

We welcome speakers from those unions and parties who have been supporting our campaign, as well as from disabled organisations, pensioners groups etc.

The march will assemble at 11am on Eastgate ( a few minutes from the Transport Interchange) near Barnsley College’s main building.

At the last meeting of Barnsley Trades Council we passed motions from GMB and UCU calling for support of  the campaign for free train travel. We will be supporting the demonstration. The campaign has also had national support from both ASLEF and BFAWU and regional support from RMT and the NPC.

in solidarity,

Dave Gibson (campaigner and Trades Council officer)

Public Meeting

Organised jointly by Barnsley Trades Council and Barnsley Unite Against Fascism

Monday 10th March 7pm
Miners Hall, Huddersfield Road

Gerry Gable, Searchlight David Hopper, Durham Miners Association, Andy Ducker, International Brigade Weyman Bennett, Joint Secretary UAF, Brian Steele, Secretary Barnsley Trades Council.
Invited: Eleanor Tunnicliffe (Labour MEP candidate)

View Leaflet: March 10 2014 PM + demo