Tuesday, 27 September 2011

A Better Way: Forum for the alternative

The Tory-led government claim there is no choice but to cut public spending severely and quickly – we say there is an alternative.  To find out more register to attend ‘A Bettter Way: Forum for the alternative’ which takes place in Newcastle from 11th to the 13th November (for full details see attached or download at http://www.tuc.org.uk/tuc/regions_info_northern.cfm)

Programme in brief...

Friday 11th November – 6pm
Rally for the Alternative
Speakers: Bernadette Segol, ETUC, Frances O’Grady, TUC, Chris Baugh, PCS, James Imhoof, Unison

Saturday 12th November
9.30am ‘The Globalisation of Austerity’
Speakers: Bernadette Segol, ETUC, David Begg, ICTU, Berenice Celeyte, NOMDESC

1.30pm ‘The unfair impact of the cuts’
Speakers: Neil Coyle, the Disability Alliance, Jo Curry, VONNE, Irene Mbwanda, Unison

3.30pm ‘An alternative philosophy’
Speakers: Anni Podimata, MEP/PES, Chris Baugh, PCS, Tony Kearns, CWU

7.30pm ‘The Kenny Bell Memorial Lecture’
As a tribute to the work Kenny did campaigning for trade union solidarity, the inaugural lecture will focus on continuing our efforts for international solidarity, promote and organise support for trade unions and recognise that trade unionism is a global concern.  If you wish to attend only this part of the weekend’s agenda, please contact Melanie on 0191 232 3175, mlowden@tuc.org.uk

Sunday 13th November
‘Planning for Action’ Workshop and discussion.

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