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.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-eu-referendum-in-or-out-tickets-25458536167

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

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/education-in-crisis-tickets-25595831822

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

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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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