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1 November 2011

Disability Working Group AGM, Lancashire and Cumbria General Branch (96) AGM, Ruskin College & new Scottish Elections book.

Disability Working Group AGM

THE DWG INVITE you to the AGM on Saturday 12 November 2011 from 12pm to 2.30pm at the Rudyard Hotel, 271 Wellington Road North, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK4 5BP. The venue is fully accessible and refreshments will be

For further information regarding this meeting or if you wish to attend, please contact our secretary, Pauline McArdle via / 07894810550

Lancashire and Cumbria General Branch (96) AGM

3 NOVEMBER 2011, 7.30pm Stockport Railway Station, Platform 3 (fully accessible).
Branch meetings are held at the same venue on the first Thursday of the month except January and August

Study at Ruskin College, Oxford

RUSKIN COLLEGE – the trade union college will be holding open days for those interested in studying for an MA in International Labour & Trade Union Studies on Saturday 19 November 2011, 4 February 2012, 2 June 2012.

The MA aims to stretch students to think critically and creatively about new and creative strategies of labour movement growth and transformation, and their own role and identity as part of this.

For more information contact Liz Mathews ( 01865 759608 or see

Ruskin College

TSSA negotiator's new book

Richard Ramsay, who served as a TSSA employee for 27 years, latterly as Negotiations Officer, has published a fact- rich book: “A Guide to Post-War Scottish By-Elections to the UK Parliament”. The book includes a foreword by Gerry Doherty and gives data on all such elections up to the present day. Priced at £9.99 you can find it on Amazon or ordered direct from Richard Ramsay for £9.99 plus £1.99 postage per copy. Write to 23 Colinswell Road, Burntisland, Fife KY3 0HS - any queries to 01592 874852

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