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.

October regional pay briefings

As part of the national pay campaign, the PCS London and South East Region is in the middle of holding a number of briefings for activists across the region to update you on the campaign and to consult you on the campaign going forward. Future meetings are in the following locations:

Tuesday 16 October 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Jury’s Inn, Wellesley Road, Croydon CR0 9XY. NEC Speaker: John McInally

Thursday 18 October 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth. PO1 2DX. NEC Speaker: Alan Dennis

Tuesday 23 October 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading RG1 4RJ. NEC Speaker: Hector Wesley

It is important that we get representation from every branch in the region. Registration is essential. To register for one of the events, please email LSE&EasternTUEd@pcs.org.uk, with your name, branch and the briefing you wish to attend.

Even if you are unable to attend a briefing, we want every PCS branch to submit a response to the consultation questions.

PCS London and South East and Eastern Young Members’ Network meeting
Saturday 20 October 2018 from 1:30pm. TUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

This meeting is open to all PCS members who are 27 year’s old or under. This is an important meeting, as it will be to elect the regional convenor, area convenors, and young members’ representative to the regional committee, as well as deciding on the work plan for the year, including for young workers’ month in November.

To ensure we have an appropriate space booked please let stevenw@pcs.org.uk know you are coming.

No Demolition without Permission demonstration
Saturday 3 November 2018 from 12 noon. City Hall, London SE1 2AA

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said that 36 housing estates cannot have a ballot on whether they should be demolished or not. Some London boroughs are also following this example. This demonstration is to protest at this injustice and demand that London’s housing policy be based on proper council housing, not what the developers want to build.

Black London: a bigger picture
Tuesday 16 October 2018: 7-9pm. St Ann's Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London, N15 5PU

Black History Studies presents a specially curated programme of archive footage representing Black communities in London with films from the 1950s up to the turn of the century. This programme has been compiled by London's Screen Archives as part of the London: A Bigger Picture project. Come and see representations of the Black community from London Boroughs on film. Reserve a ticket here.

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