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Posted by guestposter in Economy, Irish Politics, The Left.

2014 is starting off busily with three public talks of interest in the next 7 days in Dublin, organised separately by the Dublin Left Forum, the LookLeft Forum, and the Trade Union Left Forum.

1. “Union Resistance to Privatisation”, organised by the Trade Union Left Forum.

Thursday 16 January, 6pm, TEEU office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1.

An open discussion for trade union activists on the challenge of privatisation and how activists can more effectively organise resistance.

Come along to the TEEU offices at 6pm and participate in this much needed discussion as vital state assets and services are being sold off to the detriment of both the workers and the public. Our movement formally opposes this, as declared in the below motion passed Conference, but to date has failed to mount a serious challenge. How do we change this?

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/597080927046149/

2. “Loyalism and the Working Class, 100 years after WW I”, organised by LookLeft Forum.

Wednesday 22 January, 6pm, SIPTU head office, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1.

Main Speaker: Chris Hudson Unitarian Church Belfast and former C.W.U.official.
Other guest speaker to be confirmed
Chair: John Dunne, Workers’ Party candidate in Dublin City Council 2014 local elections for the Ballymun/Ballygall/Whitehall/Drumcondra ward.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/424506527683401/

3. “Reclaim the Union”, organised by Dublin Left Forum.

Wednesday 22 January, 7:30pm, Loom Studios, 36-40 Dominic Street Upper, Broadstone,
Dublin 7.

Two speakers will talk about their experiences of challenging union bureaucracies and reclaiming unions for rank-and-file members.

Seamus Farrell worked as a researcher and community psychologist working in the Chicago Public School System, where the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) was at the fore front of efforts to defend public education and tackle the inequalities in the system.

Andrew Phelan is a secondary school teacher and was one of the founding members of ASTI Fightback in 2011, created with the intention of establishing a fighting union that would defend its members interests vigorously by trying to mobilise teachers into political activism.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/593842907362115/


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