L&SE Action

Dear Colleague,
Please find below details of campaigns, events and activities in the London and South East region.

You are receiving this because you are either a branch officer, regional committee member or a NEC member based in our region. Please promote these events amongst your members and use them to support your workplace organising activities.

Use our e-action to put pressure on the chancellor to break the pay cap

Philip Hammond, the chancellor, will decide at the autumn budget in November whether to lift the pay cap for civil servants and related bodies. In the run up to the autumn budget, PCS is continuing our work to put pressure on the chancellor to do the right thing.

We are asking all members to send this e-action calling on Philip Hammond to announce major investment for our public services, including ending the pay cap for civil and public servants in the budget. Most employer’s IT policies do not allow you to send an e-action from work. So please send this from a personal email address.

Last chance for your branch to submit your views on our national pay campaign
Branches are reminded that the closing date to submit a response to the consultation exercise on our national pay campaign is WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2018. Please ensure your branch has its say on the future direction of the campaign.

Justice Alliance quiz
Thursday 1 November 2018: 19:00 – 23:00
The Sir Christopher Hatton, 4 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7RA

The Justice Alliance are hosting a Quiz night as a fundraiser. Teams are of up to 6 people and tickets need to be booked ahead and are not available on the door. To book, please click HERE

The Justice Alliance are an alliance of legal organisations, charities, trade unions, community groups and other campaigning groups who are united in their opposition to the government’s proposed attack on legal aid and the criminal justice system. PCS is an affiliate member.

United familes and friends 20th anniversary procession
Saturday 27 October 2018
Trafalgar Square, London

The United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC), is a coalition of those affected by deaths in police, prison and psychiatric custody, supports others in similar situations. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this annual procession. Our PCS black members organisation will be supporting this demo and it would be good to have a big PCS presence.

Sign the petition to stop the eviction of Ridley Road market traders
Over 20 Ridley Road market traders have been given just two weeks of a planned eviction. Ridley Road is the beating heart of Hackney. Many of the traders have given decades of their lives to help keep the market running. And now they are being thrown out into the street even though plans to redevelop the building as luxury flats and shops are yet to be granted planning permission. After the evictions the building is likely to be left empty for years.

Sign the petition opposing the evictions here

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