Ken Loach’s starkly moving film I, Daniel Blake was a hit with the public and critics alike when it was released in 2016, and recently won a Bafta for Best British Film. It tells the story of Daniel Blake, a joiner who suffers a heart attack and is plunged into the nightmarish and cruel bureaucracy of the UK benefits system.
Now we’re offering a chance to see the film for free, accompanied by insights from one of the stars of the film, Kate Rutter. See an interview with Kate.
Here are the details:
Tuesday 5 April
The Void, Owen Building floor 0
Doors 5pm, film starts 5.30pm
Free but donations to the Trussell Trust welcome
The event is free to UNISON members. Spaces are limited so you must book your place.
Join UNISON branches from around Yorkshire to march through Leeds to demand proper funding for our NHS.
On the day, we will be meeting outside the Leeds Civic Hall (on Millennium Square) at 11am (a 10-minute walk from the train station) to be at the start of the march at 11:30am. After the march, we will be going for refreshments at one of the many pubs in Leeds.
Every year, we mark International Workers’ Memorial Day by drawing attention to the horrendous number of workers killed or injured while doing their jobs. In the UK alone, around 50,000 people die every year from work-related illnesses and accidents, and many more suffer ill health and injuries. For many of our members, stress is the biggest concern, often caused by overwork. Others are at greater risk because of who they are: workplace equality can be as important as robust health and safety measures in ensuring the welfare of all. Everyone should take health and safety seriously, and look out for vulnerable colleagues.
Your Union is active in helping to keep everyone safe. We are represented on the University’s Health, Safety and Welfare committee, and stewards are trained to deal with health and safety issues locally. Advice and support is available from Will Tierney, our new Health and Safety Officer, but also from UNISON expertise at local and national level.
For more information, and for details on how you can mark the day yourself, visit these links:Remember the Dead and Fight for the Living on this year’s International Workers Memorial Day
Details of this year’s local activities are yet to be finalised – in the past there has usually been a rally outside the Town Hall to mark a minute’s silence from 12pm – but we will keep you informed as and when information becomes available.
A BIT OF HISTORY:
The American AFL-CIO union was the first to declare 28th April “Workers’ Memorial Day”, in 1970. The day has been an international labour movement event since 1989, and was introduced to Britain in 1992.
Sheffield Unite Against Fascism public meeting on Tuesday 14 March, 6pm – 7.30pm,
Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk St, Sheffield S1 2JB
‘Introducing the new Holocaust Heritage and Learning Centre for the North’
Please join us on the night to hear about this important initiative and participate in the discussion how Sheffield can contribute.
Lilian Black, Chair, The Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association
Sue Pearson, a Kinderstransport refugee who lives in Sheffield
Chair: John Campbell
For more information about the new centre in the north please see https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/holocaust-heritage-and-learning-centre-north
Saturday 25th/Sunday 26th February
The Friends of Edward Carpenter are celebrating LGBT+ History Month and Marking and Celebrating the Partial Decriminalisation of Homosexuality in Britain in 1967. We are organising events with SAYiT and other local organisations and are fundraising for FOEC, SAYiT and Rape Crisis.
Saturday 25th February Millennium Galleries, Arundel Gate, Sheffield
Sunday 26th February 2017 Sheffield Hallam University – The HUBS, Paternoster Row,