Croydon Assembly Debates Referendum and Education Crisis 9 and 28 June

Thursday 9 June. 7pm. European Union Referendum Debate 

Croydon Assembly and the Croydon TUC are hosting the big debate on the Referendum. Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), will argue for a Remain vote in the referendum, while Eddie Dempsey, National Executive member of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), will be speaking for a vote to Leave the EU.

Is there a left, socialist case for voting Remain in the European Union referendum? Should we vote Remain, because leaving may lead to worse conditions for working people? Or is the EU now a neo-liberal club run by corporations and investment banks? Isn’t the threat of TTIP enough to make us think again?

Don’t let the referendum debate become a shouting match between divided Tories. Reserve your place at Eventbrite.

Venue: Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, CR0 1BD

Tuesday 28 June. 7.30pm. Education in Crisis Meeting

Organised by Croydon Assembly and the National Union of Teachers.

Speakers include Philipa Harvey, NUT national officer and Ted Knight, chair, Croydon Assembly.

Teachers are balloting for strike action to defend education and their terms and conditions which are under serious threat. The Tories may have backed off from compelling all schools to become Academies, but the Government still intends every school should become an Academy by 2020, which will fragment the education system.

– At the same time there is
– a crisis in teacher recruitment
– funding cuts that will harm children’s education
– a huge shortfall in the number of school places that are needed
– chaos and confusion around primary testing.

To reserve your place, go to Eventbrite

Venue: Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, CR0 1BD


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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