A message from Tony Nuttall – Secretary of Barnsley Save Our NHS
The NHS will be celebrating its 70th anniversary on Thursday 5th July. This is at a time when it is increasingly under attack by the Tories. In Barnsley, we have already seen the removal of hyperacute stroke beds, the closure of Mount Vernon Hospital, the closure of the Keresforth Centre and the transfer of support services at Barnsley Hospital to an “arms-length company”. Further cuts of up to £571million are envisaged in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. The same is happening throughout the country, meaning that the future of the NHS is in doubt.
On Saturday, 30th June, in London, there will be a national demonstration to say that a publicly owned and funded NHS is essential to the quality of life of ordinary working people and must stay. This message needs to be sent not only to the Tories but to all political parties. The demonstration is officially supported by the TUC, Health Campaigns Together, the People’s Assembly and all the main NHS trade unions.
We will be running transport from Barnsley. If you would like to book a seat(s), please contact me, Tony Nuttall, on 0775 883 6854. We will be leaving at 7.30am on Saturday 30th from opposite the Parkway Cinema in the middle of town. Seats will be £20 waged. £10 unwaged.
It’s hoped that we can get a big contingent from Barnsley to take a stand on this most important issue.
Further details of the demo are at: https://www.healthcampaignstog ether.com/
Calling all Young Teachers!!
you are invited to join us at The Royal Barnsley on June 28th between 5:00 & 6:00pm for the annual young teachers meeting in the Barnsley area.
Please see above flyer for further details and to RSVP.
May Day Festival of Solidarity
When: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May 2018
Time: 13:00 (5th) 10:30 (6th)
Venue: Old School House Venue Barnsley
For more information about the acts please visit https://maydaysolidarity.wordpress.com
For tickets and prices please visit
Barnsley May Day March
All members invited
When: Saturday 5th May 2018
Time: 11:30 assemble at Eastgate 12:00 march
Where: Rally in Peel Square
Speakers: Ian Hodson (Bakers Union), John Dunne (Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign), MPs Dan Jarvis & Stephanie Peacock, and local campaigners including from NUT/NEU.
“We Are The Lions, Mr Manager!” presented by Townse End Productions and sponsored by BTUC. Reception at 6:30pm and the play beginning at 7:30pm.
The Barnsley Civic website says ‘We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager!’ is the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike.
She was recently amongst the women who have had the biggest impact on women’s lives over the past 70 years as part of the Radio 4 Women’s Hour Power List.
She brought the issue of workplace exploitation and racism to the fore, challenged the perception of Asian women being inherently passive and docile, whilst having the measure of the most brutish and charmless of her managers, telling them:
“What you are running here is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some are monkeys who dance on your fingertips, others are lions who can bite your head off. We are the lions, Mr. Manager!”
She not only stood up for workers’ rights and against oppression with selfless dedication, but with her steadfast resolve, she turned the dispute into a national movement for human rights and dignity inspiring future generations.
Tickets are £12/£10 Concession visit https://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/we-are-the-lions-mr-manager or call the Box Office on 01226 327000
Staff at St Helen’s Primary Academy in Monk Bretton have been engaging in two further days of strike action this week against unfair management practices from Academies Enterprise Trust (AET). Staff and parents have come together at the picket line over the last two days and have shown strength against a bullying regime. Messages of solidarity have been sent from all across the nation to our brave members who are striking for what they believe in and for a better school for the children and the community. #sthelenswarriors #wewantahappyschool #STHAp11