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People’s Assembly recall conference

In Uncategorized on 04/02/2014 at 6:09 pm

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Happy new year to everyone! Please find below more details regarding the People’s Assembly recall conference. There’s a lot of information to take in here so please look over this carefully. We have attached a document in both Word and PDF which outlines travel, access, childcare, delegation entitlement, content and how motions should be written, and other useful information. Should you require another format please let us know.
As well as being the democratic body of the People’s Assembly, we want to use the conference as a way to strengthen and grow the organisation. So please do get in touch with trade union branches, campaigns and community groups locally and ask them to send delegates. We will be sending out a formal invitation and model motion which can be adapted to send to local organisations in a following email over the next few days.
We have set the delegate entitlement for local People’s Assembly groups quite high to ensure newer activists are able to attend the conference.
Details in brief:
People’s Assembly Delegate Conference Date: 15 March 2014 Time: 10am – 5pm Venue: Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street , London, SW1P 3DW Nearest tubes: Westminster, St. James’ Park, Pimlico Buses: 88, 87, 3, 11, 24, 211, 148, 507, 53, 453, 12, 159 See the Emmanuel Centre website for detailed maps: http://www.emmanuelcentre.com/
How to book your delegates places: Book your places through our eventbrite page for the People’s Assembly Delegates Conference now: http://padelegateconf.eventbrite.co.uk

TUC LGBT History Event

In Uncategorized on 04/02/2014 at 6:02 pm
The TUC LGBT Committee and SERTUC LGBT Network have joined up to bring this year’s LGBT History Month event at TUC Congress House on 19 February – 4 pm till 8 pm
 
 key note speakers at the event include:-
Frances O’Grady – TUC General Secretary
David Sharkey (UNITE) – SERTUC LGBT Network, Secretary
Maria Exall (CWU) – TUC LGBT Committee, Chair and member of the TUC General Council
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah – UK Black Pride
 
As part of the event a film made by an activist involved in the London Queer Social Centreon the contribution of squatting to LGBT rights will be premiered with a Q & A with the film maker. This film has been made with support from UNITE LE/1148 Workers in Social Inclusion & Care Branch.
 
The flyer was designed by Timothy Wang who also designed the flyer for the SERTUC LGBT Network History Month event of 2012. If your branch / Trades Council / LGBT group are planning an event you may want to contact Timothy who has produced quite a few excellent designs for the movement these past few years – you can contact him by email at timking.wang@gmail.com

Greek Health Minister Sanctions Forced HIV Tests

In Europe, Health on 02/07/2013 at 7:50 pm

Greece’s far-right health minister has re-introduced forced HIV tests.

A report on the Pink News website states that HIV campaigners are “appalled” by the decision. The law had previously been used to round up and forcibly test hundreds of women, some of whom had their details published in the press when they were found to be HIV+.

Economic crisis in Greece is leading to a social and health crisis as the right victimise the most vulnerable.

Queers against the Cuts expresses our solidarity with everyone affected by this decision: we will produce a longer statement shortly.

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