The TUC’s “A future that works” demonstration on Saturday 20 October (assembling at Embankment at 11 a.m.) will be an important opportunity to send a message of defiance to the government.
Anti-cuts, public services
The three trade unions at Glasgow City Council have written to councillors demanding that they refuse to make any further cuts and set a “needs budget”.
"It's an economic delusion to think you can balance the budget only on the wallets of the rich", claimed Chancellor George Osborne as he spoke to the Tory party conference (8 October). He was trying to justify another £10 billion cuts in benefits for the worse-off, on top of all the cuts already in train.
Tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets of Madrid on 25 September and marched on Spain’s parliament building as MPs discussed its 2013 budget.
University of London students have organised an “education bloc” on the TUC’s 20 October demonstration.
Women’s refuge workers in London are fighting a £6,000 pay cut.
The 20 October TUC demonstration is a chance to send a spectacular message to the government — a message of opposition, of disaffection, of discontent.
Friern Barnet Library in Barnet, north London has been occupied by campaigners and re-opened to the public.
The fight save the Women’s Library based at London Met is stepping up.
Officials of Glasgow’s Labour City Council are recommending that the Scottish TUC’s anti-austerity demonstration of 20 October should not be allowed to assemble in George Square in the city centre.