End Austerity Now! Demo - Branch Meeting Point
Please join our branch block at 11.45 outside Monument station, but at the Monument itself rather than the tube entrance. We will move off at around 12 noon to join the march, and will have our orange and black banner, so should be very visible! Please join us. Map.
The End Austerity Now! march has been called by the People's Assembly to push back against 'austerity measures' and the Tory government's attacks on the freedom of speech, the right to protest, the dismantling of the Human Rights Act and further limits on the right to strike. Threshold limits on industrial action ballots are proposed for all, with higher thresholds for those working in health, education, fire and transport services. This will significantly undermine our ability to fight injustice in the workplace, to protect our precious services, and to improve pay, terms and conditions for our members.
The People's Assembly has said:
With the Tories going it alone in government we know exactly what to expect. More nasty, destructive cuts to the things ordinary people care about- the NHS, the welfare state, education and public services.
The People’s Assembly Against Austerity is calling a major national demonstration on Saturday 20 to send a clear message to the Tory government; we demand an alternative to austerity and to policies that only benefit those at the top.
We are urging all members to join us on the demo to send a clear message that we will not accept the austerity agenda, the destruction of our vital services, and attacks on our basic human rights.