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Upcoming Events

GFTU Arts Festival

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The inaugural Liberating Arts conference and arts festival will take place on the 3rd -5th November 2017, at the University of Exeter.

The 3-day event aims to connect the trade union movement with public educators, cultural workers and creative activists and explore the role of the arts and culture in the ongoing struggle for equality and social justice.

We invite interested trade unionists, cultural workers, activists and educators, to propose workshops, performances, media screenings, exhibitions, discussions, lectures and networking events that they would like to host at the event.

If you are a trade unionist, cultural worker or creative activist and would like to propose a session for Liberating Arts 2017 then please email the event Producer, Chris Jury, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wish to present an academic paper or other research-based event please email Dr Rebecca Hillman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.gftu-liberatingarts.org.uk

In Solidarity

Chris Jury
Producer, Liberating Arts 2017
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Norwich Day School: Organising in the Workplace and Community)

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IWCE Day School

 

Trade Unions: Organising in the Workplace and the Community

 

Saturday 8th April, 10.30- 4.30pm at the Methodist Church (Youth Room, first floor), Chapel Field Road, Norwich.

This day school will be discussing the strategies adopted by trade unions to improve and develop recruitment and organising amongst migrant and hard-to-reach workers. It will include discussion and debate about how far the trade unions as a whole are engaging with migrant workers, especially in the light of Brexit ; how far models used by GMB and Unite Community have been successful in turning unions towards the community; the rise of 'new' unions such as the IWGB and their militant action in organising cleaners in London and developing new sectors like foster carers.

Speakers include:

 

Dave Berry reporting on recent developments in Sheffield 
Jenny Webber on how the unions need to step up their organising in Norfolk
Carlos Cruz on Unite's activity
Orlando Martins (Norwich Unite and NULG) on migrant workers
David Condliffe on Unite Community
Henry Chango Lopez (IWGB) invited
Speaker from WGB foster carers union (invited)

All contributions will be short to include plenty of discussion (both plenary and in smaller groups)
Lunch will be provided and a small fee charged for food and hire of the room.

The Methodist Church has very limited parking available but there is a pay and display car park next door in Bignold School playground . The church is fully accessible.

More information from and to register for the day school.

Full Details

 

Dave Welsh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keith Venables This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We Touched the Sky- Chile 40 years On

“We Touched the Sky”
A new online educational resource,
freely available, hosted by the
WEA (Workers’ Educational Association)

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