Heart Trade Unions Week!

PTUC really ♥’s Trade Unions Week. And even a really soggy day isn’t stopping them.

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Request for support and solidarity for striking BA workers

Please send your support to striking Unite members at BA. This link to YouTube is a short film which will give you all the background information to this important dispute.

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Metal Peterborough ~ From the Bricks Up Exhibition

PTUC would like to recommend this exhibition focusing on a major aspect of our industrial culture ie the brickworks.

We have rescued the old PTUC banner SMART-TRADING.PH from storage and it is now being displayed as part of this exhibition. The banner prominently features the chimneys of one of the brick kilns.

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Go along and enjoy the exhibition. Try to find your old union or branch on the banner. Spot the industries represented in the image. Do you remember this banner? Tell us your stories.

(The exhibition is at Chauffeur’s Cottage, behind the Town Hall, until 9 Feb 2017.)


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Green Back Yard saved – Great news!

PTUC are thrilled to hear the news that the Green Back HTTPS://SMART-TRADING.PH Yard has been saved. They have now secured a rolling 12 year lease arrangement with Peterborough City Council.

More news here;



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UN Anti Racism Day National Demo-18 March 2017 (London)

On March 18th, PTUC will be joining the Stand Up To Racism demonstration for UN Anti-Racism Day. Hopefully it will be the biggest yet and show that Theresa May does not speak for us when she blames migrants and refugees for the problems cause by austerity and the financial crisis, and that we are united against racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.


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Make some Noise for Orgreave: 2-4pm,13th March 2017

In the light of the Home Secretary’s shocking decision in October 2016 not to grant an inquiry into “The Battle of Orgreave” the OTJC are planning our biggest and noisiest Demonstration to Date. Get along if you can!

The demonstration is taking place outside the Home Office Building in Marsham St, London.

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Our NHS Demonstration, London – Saturday 4th March 2017

We have been asked a number of times whether or not we will be going or organising for this demonstration. Well… we are not. And that isn’t because we aren’t behind it, it is only because it is clashing with our Women’s Festival, which has been planned for sometime.

We do of course still fully support this critical cause and will be supporting this in every other way that we can.

More details for those who plan to go can be found here;


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Peterborough Women’s Festival 2017 – Women and Education

Following the very successful event last year a programme of events is being put together for 2017.

This programme is very much together now.

Saturday 4 March – The main event will be at the Town Hall from 11am-3pm. This will feature speakers on this year’s theme of Education. There will be women’s campaign and interest group stall holders. And, there will be breakout/workshop rooms including a talk by Andrea Needham about her book The Hammer Blow. Peterborough Archive Service will also be holding an exhibition and talk. Also Art and Poetry workshops.

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Big Political Quiz of the Year – Friday 20 January 2017 19:30 til late

Banish those post-Christmas blues with PTUC as we look
to unpick the political chaos that was unleashed
during 2016 in our

Peterborough Post Office Club
Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough PE1 2AU

Prizes to be won (including cash)

Plus, present swap: swap your unwanted Christmas presents

£5 per team entrance fee (max team of 5)

Non-union members are welcome too

For more info and to register your team please contact: peterboroughtuc@gmail.com (or just turn up on the night)

Twitter: @peterboroughTUC
Facebook: Peterborough Trades Union Council
Website: ptuc.co.uk

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I Daniel Blake – 19:30, Thurs 5 January 2017 (John Clare Theatre)

Peterborough Arts Cinema are screening Ken Loach’s latest. A fine film highlighting the perils of benefit Britain. A collection will be held to support Peterborough Soup Kitchen.

We urge all our delegate and friends to support and attend this event.


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