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Hackney: The NHS vs The Big C

17/10/2019 - 19:15

Hackney women activists present the case for defending our NHS, in a meeting to which everyone is welcome.

In a venue next to Homerton Hospital, where her breast cancer surgery took place, Janine Booth reads extracts and poems from her new book, 'The Big J vs The Big C'.

Kate Smurthwaite aims some feminist comedy at austerity and sexism.

Windsor CLP: The NHS vs The Big C

15/10/2019 - 19:30

Janine reads extracts and poems from her book, The Big J vs The Big C: issue, experiences and poems in the battle against breast cancer.

Local trade unionists and campaigners will also speak.

Hosted by Windsor Constituency Labour Party.

Venue: Waterman’s Arms, Eton. SL4 6BW

To fight for disabled rights, scrap all anti-union laws!

Right to Strike

This is Janine's speech seconding the motion on the Trade Union Act at TUC Disabled Workers' Conference 2019. The motion was passed unanimously.

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RMT welcomes PCS’ motion and its focus on electronic balloting. Our amendment extends this discussion to the rest of the Trade Union Act and to the rest of the anti-union laws.

Under UK law, we can not take lawful industrial action except in so-called ‘trade disputes’:

A Heroine of our Movement

Ian Townson reviews 'Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor' in Solidarity 491, 16 January 2019

 

Minnie Lansbury was one of the rebel Labour councillors of Poplar (East London) who in 1921 forced the Tory¬Liberal coalition government to start central government payments to equalise resources between councils in poor and in well¬off areas.

Janine Booth’s biography of Lansbury is rich in detail about her life; working¬class conditions at the time; and much more. It is a solid achievement given the scarcity of material available on Lansbury to work on.

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