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Cambridge and the Miners’ Strike of 1984-85

A commemorative  booklet illustrated in colour recording a remarkable year in Cambridge’s history published by Anglia Ruskin University Labour History Research Unit and Cambridge and District Trades Council on satin paper with a chronology of key events.  Thirty years later, participants in the Cambridge Miners’ Support Group tell their own stories of how and why they came to support striking miners and their families in Nottinghamshire and the Welsh valleys. Available in a limited edition until December 31st 2015.

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Axe the Bedroom Tax – Public Meeting

Friday 8th November , 7pm, Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road.

Speakers:

  • Kevin Price, Labour Housing Spokesperson, Cambridge City Council
  • Liz Kitchen, Leeds ‘Axe the Bedroom Tax’ Campaign
  • John Marais, Tenants Against Privatisation & Defend Council Housing

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1st October: Teachers’ Strikes

The NUT and NASUWT are officially taking rolling regional strike action to defend pay, pensions and conditions of service. This dispute is clearly about the defense of state education and is therefor about privatisation of schools as well as attacks on the curriculum! Please support those taking action in anyway you can; by joining the demonstration or rally, sending support to staff in your children’s schools or by sending messages of support the the county secretaries – Jon Duveen: dujon27@gmail.com and Geoff Fewtrell: geofffewtrell@nasuwt.net

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Keep Our NHS Public – 3 events this week

This Saturday (September 28th)  at 11am supporters of Keep Our NHS Public will join forces with members of Cambridge People’s Assembly to protest outside Brookfields Hospital, Mill Road, Cambridge, about plans to privatise Cambridgeshire Community Services. Brookfields has wards run by CCS, which is in grave danger of being taken over by a profit-hungry private company like Virgin or Serco unless we stop them.

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Cambridge Firefighters on Strike

There will be a picket at the Cambridge Fire Station from 12-4pm on Wednesday 25th September 2013

  • Please send solidarity to George White: george.white@cambsfire.co.uk
  • Better still, go down to the picket line and speak to the firefighters about why you support their dispute!

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