Newcastle's blog

Eyewitness Greece: After Syriza victory: whats going in Greece (Newcastle AWL public meeting)
NewcastleTue, 10/03/2015 - 21:33


New blog
NewcastleWed, 06/08/2008 - 19:24

this will mainly be used to comment on the recent local government strike and issues in public sector about the pay dispute as well as debates with unison, within the left and labour movement in the northeast, and a bit of general stuff about what i'm upto.


European Network for Public ServicesNewcastleWed, 24/05/2006 - 19:25

More information on the European Network for Public Services which came out of the European Social Forum in Athens click here

Migrant Voices play - 8 June - Newcastle - FREENewcastleMon, 22/05/2006 - 22:56

Please forward to anyone who may be interested:

FREE theatre performance, Banner Theatre company's
MIGRANT VOICES - Thurs 8 June - 7pm
Moorside School, Beaconsfield St, Arthurs Hill, Newcastle

Hosted by Newcastle City Unison

More info contact:

Migrant Voices: Touring in 2006

Migrant Voices explores the real-life experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in twenty-first century Britain – how they got here, why they came, and what they have found here.

Unison Northern Region proposal on European Network of Public servicesNewcastleTue, 16/05/2006 - 12:51

this proposal is going to Northern region of unison from Newcastle City Branch delegates to Esf from Northern Region



Public services were a major theme at the 4th ESF held in Athens, between
4th 7th May 2006, with 7 linked seminars culminating in a final session to discuss and agree a statement outlining a future strategy around which organisations opposing privatisation and pro public service could unite.

European Social Forum in Athens

Submitted by Newcastle on Fri, 05/05/2006 - 16:15

A group of AWL members are attended the 4th European Social Forum here in Athens.

This 4th ESF is smaller than its predecessors with approx 10,000 people registered (50,000 was the figure given for the first ESF in florence in 2006)

Notably from Britain after the previous ESF in London there is no significant Trade Union prescence (speaking at seminars, organising delegation meetings, playing and coordinating with european sister unions etc)

Although about 40 unison activists are at the event mainly from the Northern and London regions or attending as individuals.

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