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Venue: The Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1HB
Newly-elected RMT National President Michelle Rodgers invites you to join her at the Cock Tavern to raise money for our striking guards and to say thank you for all the support you have given her.
This is my proposing speech for TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee’s emergency motion calling for action to stop cuts to funding for kids with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Several trade unions’ delegates spoke in support of the motion, which was passed unanimously.
Conference, I am going to tell you:
I thought the pay
Was quite OK
When I first came through the door
Then I paid my rent
And it was spent
And now I want some more
The company's board
Say they can't afford
They've got no more to give
But like Olly Twist
More than subsist
I want enough to live
... with a nod to W.H.Auden's The Night Train ...
by Janine Booth, co-Chair, TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee
For several years, disability rights has seemed the most intractable of issues to fight on.
Venue: Passing Clouds in Dalston, on Thursday 17th March.
The event is called Come Together. Entrance fee £10 on the door. Money raised will be donated through CalAid, the money will be made from the
Downstairs will be live music 7:30-12; upstairs will be open mic for spoken word poetry from 7:30-9:30, kicked off with a 20-minute set form Janine.
A poem in support of striking junior doctors, delivered on their picket line at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel on 10 February 2016.
Tell me Jeremy, with lives at stake
Aren't doctors safer when they're awake?
Would you have surgery from a doc
Who's been on duty round the clock?
Tell me Jeremy, tell me why
You seem to think that you can buy
Our doctors' lives, and their assent
For pieces of silver, a few per cent?
Janine will be the main stage compere at the MAY DAY FESTIVAL OF SOLIDARITY between 12pm and 10pm on SUNDAY MAY 1ST 2016 at BARNSLEY ROCK & BLUES VENUE, S75 2BA.
The festival will be a celebration of International Worker’s Day, bringing together Socialist voices from up and down the land.