Archived News 2012

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17th Dec 2012. The TUC has produced a response to Government & Right wing welfare commentators. It provides a rundown of the most pedalled myths along with links to online resources to support union and local action. TUC Welfare Myth Busting.

18th Nov 2012. Next Trades Council meeting takes place 7pm, Stanley Arms on Wednesday 21st November.
15th Oct 2012. Information for the LCC Living Wage campaign. See the attached document and sign the petition.

LCC Living Wage Campaign.
14th Oct 2012. Next meeting of the Trades Council will take place on Wednesday 7pm, 17th October, Stanley Arms, Lancaster Road, Preston.
30th Sept 2012. A gig, Rock Against the Cuts, has been arranged for Friday 12th October at the Revolution Bar in Preston from 8pm. Please check the flyer for this event and come along to support it.
29th Sept 2012. The Trades Council has organised a coach for delegates and affiliated Union members to attend the TUC March on Saturday 20th October in London. After 10th October any remaining seats on the coach will be offered to non-PSRTC members.The coach will pickup at 6:30am on 20th October from the Adelphi roundabout and return at around 5pm. Seats tickets cost £10 and £5 (unwaged).

Please see attached leaflet, booking form and branch letter for further information. Cheques should be made payable to Preston and South Ribble Trades Council and are sent to the address on the booking form. You will then be sent out either an e mail receipt or a paper receipt. Please use the email: as a point of contact or contact on 07542767345 for further info. Please follow the booking instructions on the booking form attached.

20th Sept 2012. Thanks to all delegates, trade unionists and family who attended The Guild 2012 Trades Procession. Photos from the event can be viewed on Flickr. Selected images will be uploaded to this site soon.
1st Sept 2012. Next meeting of the Trades Council will take place on Wednesday 7pm, 19th September, Stanley Arms, Lancaster Road, Preston.
29th August 2012. The muster point for Union members walking with the Trades Council float will be at 48 Harrington Road of Adelphi Street between 9.45 & 10.15. Adelphi Street will close to traffic from 9.00am. Muster Point Map.
26th August 2012. The North West TUC has launched a Charter for Young People. It makes five simple demands to help build a Future That Works for Young People in the North West. They are asking for support for peope to sign up for the Charter. They have also started an online petition to Employment Secretary Chris Grayling on the 38 Degrees web site.
20th August 2012. The Preston Guild 2012 Trades Procession takes place on Saturday 1st September from 11am. Details of the event and the route can be found on thePreston2012Guild website. All union members who are walking with the Trade Councils Float should arrive at Adelphi roundabout before 11am.
9th August 2012. Next meeting of the Trades Council will take place on Wednesday 7pm, 15th August, Stanley Arms, Lancaster Road, Preston.
17th July 2012. 27 Remploy factories to close including Preston. Send a message in support of workers via follows from Les Woodward, National Convenor Remploy Trade Union Consortium

Dear Comrades

As you will be aware, there will be a strike in Remploy Factories on
the 19th and 26th of July. The need for solid strike action has become
more important as today (10/7/12) the Company have announced the
closure of 27 factories which if they have their way will close by
Christmas of this year. Disabled workers are being made to pay the
price for bankers greed, with their jobs.

We need your support and solidarity on our picket lines.

Attached is a list of factories with contact details. Please send
messages of support and solidarity to myself or to

Please bring banners, flags, and most importantly yourselves, Remploy
workers will not give up our factories or our dignity.

Come and stand shoulder to shoulder with us. Also attached is our
alternative plan which outlines a credible and viable alternative to
putting disabled people on the scrapheap.

Many thanks for your help and support.

Les Woodward

Trades Council Coordinator

16th July 2012. Next meeting of the Trades Council will take place on Wednesday 7pm, 18th July, Stanley Arms, Lancaster Road, Preston.
17th June 2012. The Trades Council has registered its presence for the Preston Guild 2012 trades procession which takes place on Saturday 1st September. Affiliated Unions who wish to invite members to join the procession with banners are asked to make a donation of £100 to the Trades Council towards the costs of registration, hire of lorry, driver & insurance. Numbers will be limited – please contact the Secretary for further information.
16th June 2012. Next meeting of the Trades Council will take place on Wednesday 7pm, 20th June, Stanley Arms, Lancaster Road, Preston.
31st May 2012. Film makers are asking for help in making a film documentary of The Spirit Level, the book by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, which evidences how many problems in society are linked to inequality and what solutions are available to reduce the gap between the haves and have nots.
28th May 2012. Preston and South Ribble TUC has joined the campaign for a Living Wage for All.  We are calling on Lancashire County Council (as a Preston employer) to ensure all their staff are paid at least £7.20 per hourPlease support the campaign and ask your Reps and Members to sign the Petition. The petition runs from 1st May to 1st November 2012.
15th May 2012. Reminder Next Trades Council Meeting takes place tomorrow. More detailshere.
14th May 2012. Photographs now available from Workers Memorial Day 2012.
10th May 2012. Unions taking action over Pension auterity cuts. 12pm Flag Market.

23rd April 2012. This years Workers Memorial Day event will take place on Preston Flag Market on Saturday 28th April from 11:15am until 1pm.

Thanks to all those who have made donations which are vital to keeping this event going. This year will be the 7th consecutive event held in Preston and will include speakers on the flag market & laying of wreaths at the corn exchange memorial. The event will also include songs and a puppet theatre so there is something for the whole family.

Please come along and support the event, in the memory of those who are killed, injured or made ill at work.

13th February 2012 . Planning is underway for this years Workers Memorial Day. The event will take place on Preston Flag Market on Saturday 28th April from 11:30am. Please read the attached letter for donations for this years events.
10th February 2012. The next meeting of the P&SRTC takes place on 15th February at 7pm upstairs at the Stanley Arms in Preston. The Stanley Arms is the first public house to the left of the Guild Hall on Lancaster Road.An Organising Committee Meeting has been arranged for the 29th February 2012 also at the same venue from 6pm.

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