Strike! MCR are holding a Socialism & Trade Unionism workshop at 7.30pm on 15 November. The 90-minute workshop covers how socialists can organise in trade unions, what the limits of trade unionism are, and how the current strikes can be a tool for building longer-lasting socialist organisation. The workshop features a session on creating an action plan to organise your workplace.
It takes place at Partisan Collective in Islington Mill, and you can book your tickets here.
On Saturday 19 November, there’s a full-day event, Organising for a New Education, that aims to bring people together to discuss and plan a new, better education system than the one we currently have.
The event, for education workers, trade union members, community groups working in and around education, students, parents and carers runs from 10.30am – 4pm at the Mechanics Institute on Princess Street. Book your tickets here.
The following week, on 26 November, there’s a fundraiser for UCU strike funds at four Greater Manchester universities (Manchester, MMU, Salford and Bolton). Ticket fees go straight to the strike fund of your chosen university, which will cover strike pay for the three days of industrial action on 24, 25 and 30 November, and during any further strikes into the new year.
The event runs from 4pm – midnight at the Derby Brewery Arms in Cheetham Hill and features DJs Rosa (Soup), Cutwerk (Heads Up!), marieavril and Tom Gillespie (Elevator). Under-18s are welcome until 7pm. Get your tickets here!
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