Thanks to everyone who came the the fantastic screening of “Still the Enemy Within”. If you did not get to see the film then there are other planned screening in the region. Keep an eye out for screenings in Wisbech and Peterborough on the Still the Enemy Within website. THere is also info on there about how to organise your own screening. If you or your union branch are able to donate to the film the instructions are here.
Please see information below about upcoming FBU strike action.
FBU Members on a picket line defending Fire Service from cuts
Ken Montague, Trade Union Group of Campaign against Climate Change, spoke to the Trades Council about ‘Fracking’ which has seen widespread use – and protest – in the US and is beginning to be used in the UK. Fracking is a technique for extracting gas from the ground by drilling into pockets of the gas and pumping high-pressure water deep into the ground to drive the gas out. As well as the climate impact of increased use of fossil fuels, we heard of local impacts such as:
Users of the Lifeworks mental health service have been occupying premises at 128 Tenison Road, Cambridge, since March 4th to oppose the
closure of this vital service. As a result of their brave stand – which has already won a lot of public support – NHS managers have been made to admit that they failed to properly consult the service users, and have offered to postpone the closure. However, since no concrete guarantees have yet been given about Lifeworks’ future, the campaigners have vowed to continue the occupation and continue the campaign for as long as it takes.
The longer this campaign goes on, the more resources it needs, for publicity, banners and essential resources to keep the occupation going. So please would you consider making a donation to their campaign fund? The Lifeworks occupiers are showing the way in defending vital public services – their fight is all our fight, and it is vital we help them to win.
Please make cheques payable to Cambridge and District Trade Union Council and mark them ‘Lifeworks’ on the back. Please send them to Lifeworks Campaign, c/o 2 St Catharine’s Road, Cambridge CB4 3XJ.
Many thanks, Lifeworks campaigners and supporters.