Whilst the website is under construction, awaiting documents and so forth a new public facebook page has been set up. This is for members of the public to access to find out what their local trades councils are upto. If you search facebook the page is Cambridge & District Trades Council simply give us a like and follow what we are upto. The facebook group will remain a space where people can share information and some information will be forwarded over to the new page. Meeting information that is for trades council members will remain on the group.
The Cambridge and District Trades Council is organising to send a delegation to Calais on the 17th October as part of a national convoy of trade unionists and anti racists.
We are primarily collecting money but will take as many other items as we can (sleeping bags, tents, food, toiletries, warm clothes etc). Our trip will also be to build political links with those in Calais.
The Cambridge People’s Assembly, supported by Trade Union UNISON, Global Justice Cambridge and Cambridgeshire KONHS Public, have organised a ‘Say no 2 TTIP’ meeting on 7 October 2015 at 7.30pm. The meeting will be held in the Wesley Methodist Church, Christ Pieces, CB1 1LG. Confirmed are Executive Director of War on Want, John Hilary and Eva Nanopoulus. Eva is a Lecture in European Law and Kings College. The CPA are trying to arrange further guest speakers, and these will be announced when confirmation has been given.
The last day of the TUC Congress has seen the election of Liz Snape as the next President for the forthcoming year. The TUC have released a press announcement which can be found HERE The release ends with the following: ‘Liz lives in London with her partner and two daughters and is a huge Arsenal fan’. For those who do not know who Liz’s partner is, it is Dave Prentice, General Secretary of UNISON. Liz Snape has a long list of trade union credentials to her name, perhaps the most significant being Assistant General Secretary of UNISON.