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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 June 2010
NSSN conference 2010
Make sure you book a place at this important meeting for all trade unionists - now with an international rally.
Speakers in the main conference, in a personal capacity, will include a BA striker, Janice Godrich, president of the PCS, Matt Wrack, general secretary of the FBU and Steve Hedley, London RMT regional secretary.
There will be ten workshops on many issues, including fighting the cuts and redundancies in the public and private sectors, organising against racism and fascism, building the trade unions amongst young people, and climate change.
The international solidarity rally in the afternoon will have speakers including Pedro Rodriguez from the Workers' Commissions in Madrid, Terry Kelleher from the CPSU in Ireland and a Greek health worker.
Saturday 26 June, 11am-4.30pm. South Camden Community School, Charrington Street, London NW1 1RG (near Kings Cross/St Pancras).
To register send £5 to NSSN, PO Box 58262, London N1P 1ET, with your details, including workplace and trade union.
Encourage your trade union branch or workplace to sponsor the conference - suggested minimum £20. For more details see www.shopstewards.net or email [email protected]
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