Action For Rail Leafleting – Peterborough Station – Tues 3 Jan 2017

Peterborough Trades Union Council will be supporting the Action for Rail day on 3 January. Ticket prices are rising again. We are calling for a publicly owned railway with affordable fares to end this #RailRipOff.

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Norwich Pride 2016

For the very first time this I attended Norwich Pride. In fact it was the very first time that I had attended any Pride event.

Norwich was easy to get to with regular and relatively cheap journeys from Peterborough. On arrival at Norwich I was pleased to see large crowds arriving. I must say I hadn’t realised that this was the combined effect of a Norwich City home friendly.

However, once further into the City it was easy to see that Pride was gathering its own large crowd.

The event started at the Forum with a market stall arrangement and then a march headed off through the City and ending...

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Anne Frank Trust – Take a Stand

Anne Frank Trust – Take a Stand
PTUC will be working with the Anne Frank Trust for the last two weeks of September displaying ‘Take A Stand’ exhibition boards in St John The Baptist Church (Cathedral Square). The boards display information about Anne Frank, Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks. The Anne Frank Trust are keen we build community events around this such as meetings, etc.

If you have ideas or are keen to work with us please get in touch.

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Burston Strike School March and Rally – 4 September 2016

The Annual Burston Strike School Rally is just days away now. This has been held since 1984 and celebrates the longest strike in British History. PTUC will be sending a delegation as usual and if you wish to join us please get in touch.

Jeremy Corbyn will be speaking at the event and there will be poetry from Atilla the Stockbroker. More info on the event here:

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Dare Devil Rides to Jarama – 19 Oct 2016

Townsend Productions Dare Devil Rides to Jarama
A performance of this play commissioned by the International Brigades Memorial Trust and based around two British men fighting at the battle of Jarama in the Spanish Civil War (1936 / 7) is going to be held in Peterborough. More about the story here:

The performance will start at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19 October at St John the Baptist Church, Chruch Street (Cathedral Square), Peterborough. Tickets cost £10 / £8 (Conc.) and can be obtained by email via

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Cleaners win living wage after longest strike in City of London

Some good news for these workers… but their fight goes on.


Follow this link for;

Top Shop Cleaners Petition Site

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Momentum Meeting – What next for Labour?- Weds 27 July 2016


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RIP Davey Hopper, Gen Sec of Durham Miners Association


PTUC are saddened to hear of the passing of David Hopper, General Secretary of the Durham Miner’s Association. This is especially poignant as the last “Big Meeting”, was just last weekend. And that one was probably one of its largest and greatest. David Hopper committed his life to the struggle for socialism and, in particular, the cause of miners and the mining communities of County Durham...

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National Union of Teachers Strike 5 July 2016

Solidarity greetings to our NUT comrades striking tomorrow.

The closest event to Peterborough is a march in Cambridge. This is starting at 11am from Donkey Common.

This is a link to the


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Orgreave Truth & Justice – Banners Held High (Film)

An evening with the Orgreave truth and justice campaign, Friday 29 July at Peterborough Central Library ,John Clare Theatre, 19:00.

£5 on the door, £3 concession (over 60s and unemployed).

With Banners Held High documentary film plus speakers.

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