Tuesday, 16 June 2015

People's Assembly Demonstration - Update

4 coaches booked now with a total of 217 seats-only a few seats left but it would be possible to get a fifth if it can be filled! All coaches leaving Derby bus station at 8am bays 27-29, seats must be booked in advance. Cost is £5 donation for waged and free for unwaged. Coach will leave London around 5pm to return to Derby.

FYI-The coach drop off point on arrival is London Wall, about half a mile from our assembly point at Queen Victoria St, by the Bank of England.

The pick up point is Millbank, less than half a mile from Parliament Square, the end point of the demonstration.

More info will be available on the coach.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

DATUC supports Midlands TUC Women's Chainmakers Festival

The Women's Chainmakers Festival is an annual event in Cradley Heath, celebrating a strike by the women chainmakers there. It will be held on 11th July 2015 from 11 am - 6 pm.

The Chainmakers festival will be held on Cradley Heath High Street - the iconic heart of the famous struggle where the Chainmakers worked and lived - and fought their successful ten week dispute to secure a minimum wage for their sector.

A family friendly street festival involving market stalls, fun fair rides, speeches, street theatre, music and debate, the 2015 festival promises to be a hugely successful and enjoyable day, and one which Derby Area Trades Union Council is proud to support.

DATUC supports Mid's TUC Women's Chainmakers Festival with a £100 donation. Richard and Moz President and Secretary of DATUC present cheque to Lee Barron Regional Secretary and Joe Regional Chair.

Friday, 15 May 2015

People's Assembly National Demonstration on 20th June

The Derby Trades Council has been supporting many activities of the People's Assembly, a national anti-austerity movement. In the wake of the Conservative Party's election victory there have been over 50,000 people signing up online for their national demonstration in London on June 20th, and that number is only going to grow!

The Trades Council has arranged for a coach to take people to the demonstration. It will leave Derby Bus Station from bays 26-28 at 8 am on June 20th. Tickets will be free for people not on a wage, and a £5 donation will be asked for people who are waged. This will be a huge demonstration and seats are likely to go quickly. 

To book, email mozgreenshields@gmail.com or text 07889 274 723

The Silk Mill March 2015

This year's Silk Mill March and Rally was a great success, as was the screening of Locked Out at the QUAD following the event. Below we have some photos and videos from the day - if you were there, why not share your photos with us too? email to derbytradescouncil@gmail.com!

20/05/15 Edit: a delegate kindly took some screenshots from the video (below). We have added some of them to the photos in this post.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Derby Silk Mill March

Our annual Silk Mill March will be on April 25th at 10.30 am. At this time every year we commemorate the heroic struggle of Derby workers at the Silk Mills who fought a long and bitter battle with the bosses and helped to establish the trades union movement. We remember their sacrifices and their bravery - and renew our commitment to the same fight for decent livelihoods for workers today.

There will be stalls and speakers at the Market Place, and a march will set off to the Silk Mill from there. With austerity continuing and workers across the country facing attacks on their wages, pensions and jobs, this year's march will also be a protest against the austerity which is seeing those who can least afford it paying the highest price for the chaos created by the bosses and bankers.

Bring your banners, bring your family, bring your friends!

Join us for the march and rally!

See you there!

Derby Area Trades Union Council.