All Croydon TUC meetings take place at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 1BD, on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The start time is 7.30pm. Premises open from 7pm. All trades union members are welcome to attend, but voting is restricted to delegates from affiliated branches.
Croydon Assembly are organising two important meetings next month which we hope you can get to.
On Thursday, June 9, Croydon Assembly and the Croydon TUC are hosting the big debate on the European Union referendum.
Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), will argue for a Remain vote in the referendum, while Eddie Dempsey, national executive member of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), will be speaking for a vote to Leave the EU.
Is there a left, socialist case for voting Remain in the European Union referendum? Should we vote Remain, because leaving may lead to worse conditions for working people? Or is the EU now a neo-liberal club run by corporations and investment banks? Isn't the threat of TTIP enough to make us think again?
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On Tuesday, June 28, Croydon Assembly and the National Union of Teachers are hosting “Education in Crisis”.
Speakers include Philipa Harvey, NUT national officer and Ted Knight, chair Croydon Assembly.
Teachers are balloting for strike action to defend education and their terms and conditions which are under serious threat. The Tories may have backed off from compelling all schools to become Academies, but the government still intends every school should become an Academy by 2020, which will fragment the education system.
- At the same time there is
- a crisis in teacher recruitment
- funding cuts that will harm children’s education
- a huge shortfall in the number of school places that are needed
- chaos and confusion around primary testing.
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Hope to see you at the meetings, which are being held at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, CroydonCR0 1BD.
Chair, Croydon Assembly
Croydon TUC Mayday March & Rally, Saturday 30th April 2016. Assemble 12 Noon near Poplar Walk and Ruskin Road ( Marks & Spencers) Led by Schiehallion Pipe Band. Trade Union Banners welcome.
Croydon TUC is concerned with the way that Councils are reacting to bugetary cuts imposed by the Conservative government and have passed the following proposition as can be seen by clicking on in the following:
proposition passed january 2016Assembly forum dates
Environmental Forum: Monday 4th April 2016 (7.30pm)The future of arts & Culture