News from #Derbyuk People’s Assembly: Support our Teachers in the NUT ; No more Austerity No to Racism Emergency Demo London July 16th: DERBY STANDS TOGETHER: STILL FIGHTING AUSTERITY TOGETHER!

Aside Posted on

Support our Teachers in the NUT


The teachers union, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) are having a national strike in England schools on Tuesday 5 July. Derby Teachers are having a rally in Derby Market place at 10:am. Cheryl Pidgeon is speaking for Derby Trades Council with hopefully someone from the Teaching Assistants dispute and a hopefully a junior doctor. Please join them and bring your banners as well.

Kevin Courtney, Acting General Secretary of the NUT, says:

“The NUT is taking strike action in response to the funding crisis in our schools, which is impacting on teachers’ terms and conditions and children’s education.

“The NUT is also highlighting the complete break-up of our education system into individual academies, which is resulting in a breakdown of teachers’ employment rights.

The Derby Trades Council coach leaves Derby bus station on July 16, 7:45 am seats £10 waged, £5 low wage, free for no wage.

Book with or 07889274723.



The referendum has resulted in an alarming increase in racists insults and attack. The police have reported a 70% rise.

Dave Clasby, a member of the Labour Party and Unite, organised the DERBY STANDS TOGETHER protest at event at very short notice. More than 200 people attended. See the photo and more can be seen on our facebook site

Dave welcomed the Derby North MP Amanda Solloway and, in the same breath pointed out that he would be organising against her re-election. Amanda Solloway talked about the rise in racism and xenophobia. She told the story from her constituency of two seven year old boys who had been best friends but the English one is now turning upon the Polish lad, telling him he must go home.

Other speakers included the elected police commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa, Martin Repton from the Labour Party who read a message of support from Margaret Becket, representatives from the Lib Dems and Green Party and people from community groups.

Joginder Bains spoke from the IWA and was received well. She stressed the need to reach out across the community.


Derby People’s Assembly is organising “an open political debate”– where, regardless of what positions various organisations and individuals took in the Referendum campaign & vote, we should ALL MEET TOGETHER to discuss how the anti-austerity movement can move forward.

Sunday July 10th 2pm – 4pm Discussion & buffet lunch
The Alexandra Hotel (“The Alex”)
203 Siddals Road, Derby DE1 2QE

There will be no introductory speech – just a welcome and then “round table” discussion about the way forward in a positive environment – looking forward to helping to beat the Austerity Government, whoever leads it after the Referendum, and ending its austerity policies or removing it from office.

A buffet lunch will be provided, but only if you book in advance as the food will need to be prepared and paid for! Ring/text Bill on 07979 230175 to book a lunch – otherwise just turn up on the day. There is no charge other than food and drink.


Derby People’s Assembly Against Austerity