Sunday, 19 November 2017

RTUC's Activities Roundup for November 2017

On 2 November 2017, Reading Trades Union Council Vice-President, Nada Al-Sanjari, joined RTUC delegates from UNITE, Jan Bastable and Sarah Hacker, on strike against Capita's proposed pension reforms. Neil Adams and John Gillman of RTUC/UNITE Bracknell, also showed solidarity with the Reading picketing.

Jan Bastable (UNITE), Nada Al-Sanjari (NEU) and Sarah Hacker (UNITE)
On 8 November 2017, RTUC delegates were pleased to support USDAW's 'Freedom from Fear' campaign, represented on RTUC by Steve Geary. The photo below shows Neil Adams (UNITE), John Partington (TSSA), Jim Parker (UNITE), Nada Al-Sanjari (NEU), John Gillman (UNITE), Steve Geary (USDAW) and Ray Parkes (UNITE) sporting leaflets and a banner for the campaign.

RTUC Delegates support USDAW's 'Freedom from Fear' campaign

On 19 November 2017, John Partington (TSSA) and Sarah Hacker (UNITE) of RTUC joined members of the Labour Party, Reading-Düsseldorf Association and Reading Civic Society, as well as peace campaigners, to unveil a plaque to the late Phoebe Cusden on her former home in Castle Street, Reading. Phoebe had been a postal workers’ trade unionist, Labour council and mayor, and pacifist.

The unveiling party, headed by Reading's Mayor, Cllr Rose Williams (in red)

John Partington (TSSA), RTUC attendee at the unveiling