N E W S &
LABOUR PLEDGES FOR GE2017
1. FULL EMPLOYMENT
We will create a million good quality jobs across our regions and nations, and guarantee a decent job for all. By investing £500 billion in infrastructure and industry, backed up by a publicly-owned National Investment Bank and regional banks, we will build a high skilled, high tech, low carbon economy to ensure that no one and no community is left behind.
We will invest in the high speed broadband, energy, transport and homes that our country needs and allow good businesses to thrive, and support a new generation of co-operative enterprises.
2. A SECURE HOMES GUARANTEE
We will build over a million new homes in five years, with at least half a million council homes, through our public investment strategy.
We will end insecurity for private renters by introducing rent controls, secure tenancies and a charter of private tenants’ rights, and increase access to affordable home ownership.
3. SECURITY AT WORK
We will give people stronger employment rights from day one in a job, end exploitative zero hours contracts, and create new sectoral collective bargaining rights.
We will strengthen working people’s representation at work and the ability of trade unions to organise, so that working people have a real voice at work.
And we will put the defence of social and employment rights, as well as action against undercutting of pay and conditions through the exploitation of migrant labour, at the centre of the Brexit negotiations agenda for a new relationship with Europe.
4. A SECURE NHS AND SOCIAL CARE
We will end health service privatisation and bring services into a secure, publicly-provided NHS.
We will integrate the NHS and social care for older and disabled people, funding dignity across the board, and ensure parity for mental health services.
5. A NATIONAL EDUCATION SERVICE
We will build a new National Education Service, open to all throughout their lives. We will ensure there is universal childcare to give all children a good start in life, allowing greater sharing of caring responsibilities and removing barriers to women participating in the labour market.
We will bring about the progressive restoration of free education for all; and guarantee quality apprenticeships and adult skills training.
6. ACTION TO SECURE OUR ENVIRONMENT
We will act to protect the future of our planet, with social justice at the heart of our environmental policies, and take action to fulfil the Paris climate agreement.
We will ensure a fair transition to a low-carbon economy, and drive the expansion of the green industries and jobs of the future, using our National Investment Bank to invest in public and community-owned renewable energy.
We will deliver clean energy and curb energy bill rises for households – energy for the 60 million, not the Big Six energy companies. We will defend and extend EU environmental protections.
7. PUT THE PUBLIC BACK INTO OUR ECONOMY
We will rebuild public services and expand democratic participation, put the public back into our economy, give people a real say in their local communities with increased local and regional democracy.
We will act to ‘insource’ our public and local council services, increase access to leisure, arts and sports across the country, and expand our publicly controlled bus network.
We will bring our railways into public ownership and extend democratic social control over our energy.
8. CUT INEQUALITY IN INCOME AND WEALTH
We will build a progressive tax system so that wealth and the highest earners are fairly taxed, and shrink the gap between the highest and lowest paid.
We will act to create a more equal society, boost the incomes of the poorest and close the gender pay gap.
9. ACTION TO SECURE AN EQUAL SOCIETY
We will ensure that the human rights of all citizens are respected and all are protected from discrimination and prejudice.
We will take action to tackle violence against women and girls, racism and discrimination on the basis of faith, and secure real equality for LGBT and disabled people.
We will defend the Human Rights Act and guarantee full rights for EU citizens living and working in Britain – and not allow them to be used as pawns in Brexit negotiations.
10. PEACE AND JUSTICE AT THE HEART OF FOREIGN POLICY
We will put conflict resolution and human rights at the heart of foreign policy, commit to working through the United Nations, end support for aggressive wars of intervention and back effective action to alleviate the refugee crisis.
We will build human rights and social justice into trade policy, honour our international treaty obligations on nuclear disarmament and encourage others to do the same.
The official opening of this club was 24th
September 1966, so we are having a big party during
September, but there are special events throughout the
year. Here are some of the highlights :
and author of "Chavs" & "The Establishment".
Tickets for this event sold out very quickly after going on sale -
Due to its huge popularity we will try to invite Owen back sometime soon.
|Sat. 20th &
Sun. 21st Feb.
||"CORBYN HOOD" - a
If you missed it in the shed and on the WORLD TOUR - tough.
But the Players will be doing some other things during the year.
Next : Mayday Cabaret - then something in September for the anniversary.
||As seen in TV`s
"Red Dwarf" and "Scrapheap Challenge".
Sorry - this event is cancelled due to filming on "Red Dwarf"
which will still be happening on this date.
We are rearranging it later in the year - New date 15th July.
* Anyone who has already bought tickets, please fetch them back for refund or exchange for the new date.
|Mon. 18th Apr.
- Triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, presenter of Radio 4`s Short Cuts and cult optimist.
Involved with the anti-tax evasion campaign UK Uncut.
|Sat. 7th May
Radical punk poetry & thrash mandola.
|Sat. 11th June
Songs, stories & silliness with the Bolton Bullfrog
|Fri. 15th July
Rearranged from 8th March
|Fri. 12th +
Sat. 13th Aug.
||Documentary & art exhibition about artists` response to Government imposed austerity. More detail here|
|Sat. 24th Sept.
reunion of this popular local folk rock band.
|Sun. 25th Sept.
||(with the Red Shed
Players) No introduction needed !
Sorry this event sold out before we had any chance to publicise it.
Mark is featuring the Red Shed in his latest show, currently on tour around the country.
|Sun. 9th October
||Guest speaker John McDonnell (Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer)|
|Fri. 21st October
||Richard Burgon MP
"Pizza & Politics" event organised by Young
|Tue. 25th October
|Special event with guest speaker.
Matt Wrack (General secretary, FBU)
(was to be a double bill with Mark Serwotka [PCS] - sorry he is unavailable due to ill-health)
|Thur. 10th November
||"The case for
In association with the Trades Council.
|Sometime soon (TBA.)
||The KIRKBY BEATS||
Frequent performers here -
Playing music that was popular in the 1960s when this club opened.
White Ribbon Music Project aims to ensure safety of women at
music venues, events and festivals. We ask organisers to
encourage people to sign the pledge to:
Never commit, condone or remain silent about violence to women
After an increase in violence to women in society - and certainly an increase in reported incidents at music events The White Ribbon Campaign created its White Ribbon Music Project. The idea is for the music industry - performers, event organisers, agents, managers etc to help by:
As a Labour Club (& not a "New
Labour" Club) we had serious misgivings about
contributing to the profits of Rupert Murdoch`s media
empire. However, Sky TV has the broadcasting rights
to a lot of sports really sewn up, including our favourite
sport around here - Rugby League. So we have signed
up to this for a year - to be reviewed in the light of its
success in attracting people in to the club. For
some events, we may open for longer hours.
Details of this and of featured matches will be advertised
in the club, probably on the Facebook page, and possibly
here on the website if I can keep up with it. .
We are now open all day on Saturdays 11am
This was originally for a 3 month experimental period from 29th November 2014, It has now been extended until further notice.
Other days of the week unchanged (open evenings only from 7pm.)
Our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/theredshedwakefield has been running since December 2013. It is being updated frequently and is now the main place to find up to date news on events in the club.
We have installed a wireless router in the
shed, so there is now a local hotspot for WiFi here.
This is free for users of the club. Ask at the bar for the password to log on to this service.
On the last Saturday of each month we
have a Ceilidh / open mike night run by the organisers of
Wakefield Folk & Music Festival .
Starting time 8.30 pm (-ish) . Admission Free . All welcome .
Please fetch along your voices & any musical instruments you would like to play and join in (or just listen & enjoy).
The organisers of this event also hold
regular informal jam sessions. These are usually on
alternate Monday evenings but may vary. Dates are shown on
the diary page.
Quiz Night is a regular feature in the club
It is every Wednesday evening , starting at 9.15pm.
Entry is 50p per person .
Winner gets a fistful of Red Shed beer tokens .
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