Oxfordshire Solidarity Rally with Striking Workers

20 July 2022, 19:00-20:30

Rose Hill Community Centre, Carole’s Way, Oxford OX4 4HF

3 Bus from Westgate Stop (Norfolk Street) & High Street

  • The people who were key-workers last year are now being offered below-inflation pay offers – or no pay rises at all!
  • The railway workers, postal workers, university staff, barristers and others are leading the way. It is time all workers got a decent pay rise.
  • Industrial action is the workers’ last line of defense.

Speakers to include:
Manuel Cortes: TSSA General Secretary
Brendan Kelly: RMT Regional Organiser (South Wales & West)

Download the flyer and the poster for this event.

“We demand better” March and Rally on June 18

Working people have had enough. Everything is going up but our wages.  Ministers partied while people died. Now they do nothing while living standards plummet and P&O lays off hundreds of workers on the spot.

It is time for a new deal for working people. We need help with energy bills and a real pay rise for every worker. Let’s take matters into our own hands – and get out on the streets.

On 18 June, in London, let’s tell this government: we DEMAND better.

Booking form for Oxfordshire coaches to TUC “We demand better”  March and Rally on June 18

We demand…
– A real pay rise for every worker – and a real living wage for all
– Respect and security for all workers – ban zero hours contracts, ban fire and rehire, decent sick pay now
– End racism at work
– Tax energy profits to pay our bills
– Raise universal credit
– Boost union bargaining rights now
– And more than that: we demand a government that listens and acts to support working people.

Join us in London on 18 June.  Please fill in form below to book your seat(s) on the coach.  Coach seats are free to members and family of supporting unions, and we hope to provide them free to non-union members too depending on demand.  However, if demand is very high we may have to make a small charge.  This will not be more than £5.
Bring your banners, your placards and signs. Bring your workmates, your family and friends.  Invite local community organisations, foodbanks and allies.  Let’s make some noise, get out on the streets and start the push back: WE DEMAND BETTER.

Called by the TUC, supported by major national unions. Local mobilisation supported by Oxford & District Trades Union Council, Oxfordshire UNISON Health branch and more …

NEW DONATION DRIVE – ITEMS NEEDED *IN* UKRAINE

Dear Oxford Community,

Volunteers on the ground in Ukraine have reached out for help as many of the essential items needed have been now sold out in Ukraine and Poland. If you can obtain and donate any of the following, please bring the donations to  Clarendon House (Cornmarket St) on Thursday 10th or Friday 11th of March, between 10am to 6pm. Donations will be delivered directly to people in Ukraine either via post or by trucks.

People staying in Ukraine need:

  • Wi-fi routers
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Power banks
  • Binoculars
  • Headlamps and torch lights with batteries
  • Portable generators
  • Ibuprofen, paracetamol, plasters, and bandages
  • Antifungal/’Athlete’s Foot’ Cream (clotrimazole)
  • Hydrogen peroxide and other disinfectants
  • Medical tourniquets (CAT Gen-7) and pressure bandages (Israeli 6’’)
  • Instant heating packs (thermochemical pads)
  • Sterile gloves and medical gowns
  • Thermos flasks
  • Containers for liquid food
  • Sleeping bags
  • Foam mats (to put under the sleeping bag)
  • Mini seat pads (for one person to sit on the ground)
  • Balaclava ski masks (dark colours)
  • Men’s tactical gloves
  • Men’s thermal clothing in good condition and dark colours (please do not bring worn out items)
  • Small folding shovels
  • Bags for sand and large trash bags (120 litres)

If you can help with receiving and sorting the collections, please contact Karolina Bassa on email karolina.bassa@bnc.ox.ac.uk or Whatsapp (+48 694 482 828). Thank you !!!

Levellers’ Day 2021

The Levellers’ Day Committee is delighted to announce that Jeremy Corbyn will be joining us live to introduce and take part in the panel session of our programme from 2pm – 3.45pm Saturday 15th May.

Please register here to attend our online festival. Admission is free but please donate – if you can – to help us build for next year’s event. 

Our full programme of history, music, speeches and film starts at 10.30am

Welcome by TUCLESE
Welcome by OxIBMComm
Keynote speaker: John Rees: History of Levellers and Levellers Day
Keynote speaker: Ciaran Walsh: History of Oxford Levellers
Rev Mark Chapman and wreath Laying at Burford Cemetery
Diggers March of St Georges Hill + Intro by David Chanter
Sea Green Singers
Keynote speaker: Megan Dobney IBMT Secretary
Wreath Laying at Oxford International Brigades Memorial Oxford
Mini Documentary on Volunteers of the International Brigades
Levellers Day 2021 panel session 2.05 – 3.45pm
Special guest: Jeremy Corbyn – MP for Islington North and long-term supporter of Levellers’ Day
Chair: Cathy Augustine – Levellers’ Day Committee  
2.05pm Speech and welcome to panel session speakers from Jeremy Corbyn
2.20pm – speakers
Jabu Nala-Hartley – Mothers 4 Justice Ubuntu, Oxford Living Wage Campaign and Oxford Black Lives Matter (recently re-elected Oxford City Councillor for Barton & Sandhills)
Rabhya Dewshi – climate activist with Extinction Rebellion Oxford, mother and psychologist.
Lord John Hendy QC – Industrial Democracy– reinstatement of collective bargaining Ellen Clifford Disabled People Against the Cuts DPAC (author of the war on disabled people, promoting the social model, ensuring people with disabilities have a powerful and organised voice)
Fenella Porter – Oxfam GB, Young Women’s Music Project and Womankind Worldwide
Ian Hodson – BFAWU (workers rights, McStrike, Zero Hours Justice)
Opportunity for contributions from the floor
Response from speakers 3.45 – ends  

Film from Levellers’ Day 2019
The Internationale
Music & song
Didcot Red Kites
Sieze the Day
Robb Johnson Special performance from Atilla the Stockbroker from 5-7pm

INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY 2021

Online SOLIDARITY RALLY

At 12 noon Saturday 1st May 2021 – 12 noon

Please make sure your name is clearly written – e.g. First name, Family name, [UNION] (if you are a union member)

Oxfordshire trade unionists, and others, share experiences, actions and lessons from the past 12 months, and look ahead.

Invited:

Organised by Oxford and District Trades Union Council