On 25 April Unison general secretary Dave Prentis called on the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to organise a national demonstration in autumn 2012.
Anti-cuts, public services
This year’s National Union of Students conference (24-26 April, Sheffield) saw left-wing student activist groups, most notably the National Campaign Against Fees and Cu
On Thursday 19 April, a colourful and noisy protest of 250 women, children and men, plus teddy bears and balloons took place in opposition to cuts in Sure Start nursery care provision in Liverpool.
Department of Health, Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2NS
Protest against the Health and Social Care Bill, called by Hackney Keep Our NHS Public
Quietly, without any of the stomping that accompanied Greece's “bail-out”, the European Central Bank has lent European banks more than a trillion euros at ultra-low interest rates, in two tranches, one in December and one in February.
As local councils begin setting their 2012-2013 budgets, working-class people face another round of attacks as councils across the country put jobs and services back on the chopping block.
St Vincent Community Centre, Talma Road, Brixton SW2 1AS
Janine Booth, author of Guilty and Proud of It: Poplar's Rebel Councillors tells the story of how after World War 1 a Labour council led the working-class movement of Poplar, in East London, to victory over the last Tory-Liberal coalition government. We will discuss the lessons for our fight against cuts to jobs and services today. (For a summary of the story, see here.)
Chair: Ruth Cashman, Lambeth Unison and Save Our Service (pc)
Followed from 7.30pm by placard-making and planning for the Lambeth SOS anti-cuts demo the next day (see here).
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East End Pool & Library, Shields Rd, Byker, Newcastle
March on Lib Dem conference
The lib dems are in Newcastle on Saturday 10th March for their Spring conference.
Let's say CLEGG OFF! to cuts.
No more toadying to the Tories. We didn't vote for austerity.
We march in protest against the party which:
- is privatising our NHS
- sold out over Tuition Fees and student finance
- is doing nothing about the 2.7 Million unemployed
- instead refuses to invest in real jobs
- yet enslaves the unemployed for no pay through "workfare"
- is cutting welfare to the most vulnerable in our society
Clegg off is a coalition of groups and campaigns, students, community activists, trade unionists and pensioners. We are organising this march and asking you to join us:
Sat 10th march
Assemble 11am, East End Pool, Shields Rd, Byker, for march via city centre to TUC rally at 1pm, Sage, Gateshead.
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/278570088877106/
Supported by so far:
National Campaign Against Fees & Cuts; Anti Cuts Network; Free Education Network; Occupy Newcastle; Youth Fight for Jobs; Workers Liberty; North East Anarchists; Socialist Party; Revolutionary Communist Group
Workers at Cheshire West and Chester Council staged a three-hour stoppage on Tuesday 14 February to mark the beginning of a campaign of industrial action that will involve selective strikes in coming weeks.
On Tuesday 7 February East Leeds and Elmet and Rothwell Labour Party held a public meeting with Owen Jones.